"I could never resist the call of the trail" - Buffalo Bill

KHANGAI REGION

Most of Khangai Region is predominated by Khangai Mountain Range, the most extensive from the three major ranges and other smaller ranges. Following provinces included: Khovsgol, Bulgan, Arkhangai, Ovorkhangai and Bayankhongor. The average altitude of the mountain range is 2000-2500m with peaks at 3200-3500m. It gives a rise to country’s major rivers which flow in a northern direction. This is the most vegetated part of the country and encompasses several natural zones including mountain and mountain steppe zone, and Siberian taiga forest. Fertile soil and numerous rivers, streams and lakes support a variety of plants and the area is habitat to a huge array of animal species including, Hangai Argali, Elk, Siberian roe deer, Wolf, fox and so on. The landscape of Khangai Mountain Range is very different from the Altai Mountains. While high rocky cliffs, and deep basins are dominant in both Mongol Altai and Gobi Altai, Khangai Range is featured by broad, warped dome-shaped mountains covered with grass and trees. Khangai is the water source for many rivers including the largest Mongolian rivers Selenge, Orkhon, Ider and Terh rivers as well as lakes numerous smaller lakes including Terhiin Tsagaan Nuur lake, Ugii Nuur Lake (Arkhangai aimag), Naiman Nuur Lake (Uvurkhangai aimag) and Khar Nuur. A Beautiful river valley Orkhon is often referred to as the cradle of Mongolian civilization because of its historical links with the Mongol khans.