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Eastern Mongolia

The eastern Mongolia consists of a horizon less expanse of steppe or grassland. On entering this landscape, the visitor is struck by the tremendous diversity of the scenery, flora and fauna.

Jargalant – Umnudelger 

Location: 290 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Umnudelger soum of Khentii province

Features: The area is in the buffer zone of Khan Khentii Strictly Protected Area, the natural and historical treasure of the country and declared by UNESCO as world heritage site and covers 1.2 million hectare area including forests, taiga, and mountain forest steppe. Jargalant valley is a part of this one of the world’s last great unharmed grassland ecosystems.

Activities: Visiting nomads & experiencing culture, exploring natural and cultural sites, especially historical places related to great Chinggis Khaan and trekking, horseriding, ox cart trek, bird & flower watching

Natural and cultural sites around: Ruin of Baldan Bereeven monastery (15 km), deer stones of Dund Jargalant (1 km), Khar Zurkhenii Khukh Lake (55 km), historical places of great Chinggis Khaan, Uglugch wall (65 km)

Uglugch Wall – Batshireet 

Location: 370 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Batshireet soum of Khentii province

Features: The 3.2 km stone wall is made entirely of stones without use of mortar as called Uglugch Wall. This famous archeological site is considered as Royal cemetery by the research of Mongolian-American expedition team who identified 60 ancient graves at the area. It surrounded by forested mountains & lush green valley.

Activities: Visiting nomads & experiencing culture, exploring natural and cultural sites, especially historical places related to great Chinggis Khaan and trekking, horseriding, ox cart trek, bird & flower watching

Natural and cultural sites around: Centre of Batshireet Soum (60 km), centre of Binder Soum (45 km), centre of Dadal Soum, Deluun Boldog, Gurvan Nuur resort (180 km), Rashaan Khad cultural heritage site (10km), Binder Ikh ovoo (10 km), Khurkh steppe (10 km), Khavtgar – Local protected area (50 km), Khan Khentii – Special protected area (80 km), Onon river (45 km), Balj river (70 km), Baldan Bereeven monastery ruin (the main temple is renewed) (80 km), Jargalant community & deer stones of Dund Jargalant valley (65 km), Khar Zurkhenii Khukh Lake (120 km)

Khavtgar – Batshireet

Location: 450 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Batshireet soum of Khentii province

Features: Khavtgar is the Local protected area (LPA), covers 104000 hectares, and makes it as largest local protected area in the country. The Khavtgar LPA established at the initiative of the local people of Batshireet, the only Eco Soum in Mongolia and implements community-based natural resources management. There is excellent habitat for wildlife such as elk, moose, Siberian roe deer, musk deer, wild boar, brown bear, lynx, capercaillie, black goose in the Khavtgar LPA. Another unique identity of the area is its people who are semi-nomad Buryat, who live in wooden huts rather than in felt Gers, who practice dairy and livestock farming rather than keeping cashmere goats.

Activities: Visiting Buryat people & experiencing culture, exploring wildlife of the Khavtgar LPA while trekking and horseriding, horse cart trek, birding & flower watching

Natural and cultural sites around: Centre of Batshireet Soum (20 km), Rashaan Khad cultural heritage site (40 km), Binder Ikh Ovoo (40 km), Khurkh steppe (45 km), Khan Khentii – Special protected area (30 km), Onon river (20 km), Eg river (2 km), summer settlement of Buryat people (10 km)

Shiliyn Bogd – Dariganga

Location: 780 km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the Dariganga soum of Sukhbaatar province

Features: The Shiliyn Bogd Khairkhan – sacred mountain is the highest peak of the area with an elevation of 1778m (5833 feet). Mongolians believe that the spirit of any man, who climbs it, especially at sunrise, will be revived. About 220 extinct volcanoes exist in the region, makes the area is stunning and legendary. Since the area is close to Chinese border, it becomes the Mongolian most eastern spot to see the greatest sunrise. Historically, the Shiliyn Bogd Mountain was the worship place for Black Banner of Chinggis Khaan. One of the most interesting formations of world caves, the Taliyn Agui (Steppe cave) locates in this area (12 km north of Shiliyn Bogd). This large underground mysterious hole formed by lava from volcanic eruption many millennia ago.

Activities: Enjoying great sunrise at the Peak of Shiliyn Bogd Mountain, exploring extinct volcanoes and cultural sites while trekking and horseriding, bird watching,

Natural and cultural sites around: Centre of Dariganga Soum (70 km), Altan Ovoo – worshipped place (70 km), ruins of Ovoon Khiid (72 km), Ganga Nuur Nature Reserve (Ganga Lake, Kholboo Lake, Tsagaan Lake) (57 km), sand dunes of Moltsog Els (60 km), Human statue of Khurgiin Khundii (110 km), Bichigt Shanaa canyon (110 km), statue of Tooroi Bandi (50 km), Khatavchiyn Khavtsal canyon

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