Altai Tavan Bogd
Altai Tavan Bogd, highest point of Mongolian territory: is a picturesque mountain with glacier and a permanent snow peak and is located at the cross borfders of the west of Mongoliawith Russia and China. The mountain is called Altai Tavan Bogd because of five high peaks. Those five peaks are Khuiten (4374m), Nairamdal (4082m), Burged (4068m) and Ulgii(4050m). There are 250 big and small glaciers which cover an area of 514 sq km.Some big rivers of Central Asian Basin such as Khovd River, Tsagan River begin from Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain.Around Altai Tavan Bogd, there are many historical sites Tsagaan Salaa rock paintings, Khar yamat river man stone, group memorial of Gants mod spring etc. Rock paintings are about 1000 and it’s not only Mongolia’s biggest, but also central Asia’s biggest ancient people’s complex gallery.
The area of Tavan Bogd Mountain, 200 km long and 50-80 km wide, has been protected as a national park since 1996. There are many rare animals, birds, fish and the plants that are written in the international and Mongolian Red books. The climate of this area is cooler than other areas because70 percent of total territory is more than 2000-3000 m above sea level and 30percent is more than 3000m above sea level.