Central Mongolia

Terkh White Lake Khorgo Volcano

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Terkh White Lake Khorgo Volcano

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake

Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake – Known as Great White Lake is lake in the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. In February, 2011 it was featured get away location on CNN.com. Terkhiin Tsagaan lake is a spectacularly beautiful lake with crystal clear water. The lava flows of Khorgo Volcanic eruption blocked the north and south Terkh Rivers and formed this beautiful Terkhiin Tsagaan lake at an altitude of 2060m above sea level. The lake is 16km wide, 4-10 meters deep with its deepest point at 28m and 20km in length. Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake itself, birdlife and mountains are now protected within the national park’s restriction. The lake is perfect for swimming which has white sandy beaches.

Horgo Volcano

Khorgo Volcano – Khorgo is located on the northern part of Khangai Mountain Range at an altitude of 2965m above sea level and about 700 km from UB, 4km from Tariat soum of Arkhangai province. Horgo volcano is dead volcano covered with basalt. The volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is 200m wide and 100 deep. It has been protected since 1965 to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered fauna and flora. The park has 1600 species of plants 46 species of mammals, 227 species of birds, 2 species of reptiles, 12 species of fish home to Roe Deer; Sibirean Deer; Wolf; Pallas Cat; Red Fox and Sibirean Marmot. Golden Eagle; Great Bustard; Saker Falcon; Black Stork; Baikal Teal and Ruddy Shelduch rule the skies.

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