There are six lakes in the vicinity of Dariganga all of which are part of the 28,000 ha of Ganga Nuur Natural Reserve. Ganga Nuur lake is the gathering ground for thousand of migrating swans from the start of August to end of October.Sukhbaatar, Mongolia
Shiliin Bogd mountain (1778 m) is the highest peak in Sukhbaatar province. The locals beleive that the spirit of a man who climbs it especially at sunrise will be revived by the sacred volcano. The region is isolated yet stunning in so many ways. En route to Shiliin Bogd there is the statue of Tooroi Bandi, ''Robin Hood" of Mongolia who stole horses of local Manchurian occupants and hid them in the mountain.Sukhbaatar, Mongolia
This Nature reserve is located in Khatanbulag sum of Dornogobi province. Distinctive natural formation plateau of the Gobi plain terrain that is containing remaining of ancient world dated to 30 million years. Purpose of keeping natural virgin formation, the nature reserve was proclaimed in 1996 to protect the land of 60,900 hectares, which preserving the "nature art" - numbers of imprints of ancient animals.
Also some skeletons of giant dinosaurs were discovered in Ergeliin Zoo Natural Reserve. The rocks of Ergeliin Zoo Natural Reserve are World famous for its paleontological remains of Dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era.
Ergeliin Zoo is named by Altan Uul /Golden mountain/.Dornogobi, Mongolia
Sutai Uul is beautiful mountain with eternal snow and glacier, reaching 4090 meters above sea level. The Zuiliin river takes its source from the permanent snow of Sutai Uul mountain and falls into lake of Tonkhil Nuur.Gobi Altai, Mongolia
Eej Khairkhan Mountain at 2,275 m is located between Tsogt and Altai soums of Gobi-Altai province north of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area. This area was protected in 1992 as a Nature Reserve and in 1995, it was included in the category "Cultural and Historical Sites" thus preserving 22,475 hectares under Parliament Resolution No. 26. For centuries, Eej Khairkhan Mountain was reserved and worshipped by the locals in their belief that mountain blessed families with children. The nine green-framed stone pots, which are set aside the deep rocky strip near the solitary mountain, cut off the Gobi Middle Mountains, on the western side of Eej Khairkhan Mountain very much attract the interests of nature lovers and conservators. When the first pot is filled up, it creates a little waterfall by spilling its excess water to the next pot through the stone threshold, which is 40-50 cm long.Gobi Altai, Mongolia
This is one of the places in Central Asia that is rich with paleontological findings of dinosaur bones. It is located 50 km north from Khermen Tsav in Bulgan sum. The area is rich of fossilized dinosaur finds. Fossils of many different species like dinosaurs, a turtle, a fish and a mollusk along with interesting traces showing their lifestyle lie around the ground everywhere and it really catches researchers as well as people’s interest. Skeleton of carnivorous Tarbosaurus found in the area is now being kept as a show in the Natural History Museum. The Bugiin Tsav is a special protected area in the zone of natural complex area called “Gobi Gurvan Saikhan”Umnugovi, Mongolia
The Shargaljuut Hot Spring is popular since ancient times. It has been used since 300 years because of its medicinal qualities. This hot spring is situated at a distance of 42 kms from Erdenetsogt sum which is 680 kms west of Ulan Baatar, the capital city of Mongolia. In today’s date there are thermal manifestations here and this comprise a huge area of steaming ground and various low flowing springs that give nearly boiling waters.
This hot spring is based in the Shargaljuut Valley which is in between the Khangai Mountain Range. The sulphur-rich Shargaljuut, with its 108 springs, is known for its curative powers. Its healing waters stream out of granite and crystal rocks at temperatures from +45C to +96C. Its waters agitate blood vessels and help blood circulation and internal secretions. Each of Shargaljuut’s springs is dedicated to healing a different part of the body.Many people visit this hot spring yearly and enjoy the exhilarating features of this hot spring. This hot spring is said to be effective for skin diseases, blood pressure problems, stomach ailments, rheumatic fever and diseases affecting the nervous system.
Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake is an astonishingly beautiful lake with relatively pure fresh water. Torrents of lava issuing from the Khorgo volcano blocked the north and south Terkh rivers, so forming the dammed lake of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake at an altitude of 2060 meters above sea level. The lake is 16 km wide, 4-10 meters deep with its deepest point at 28 meters and over 20 kilometers in length. It flooded 61,1 square km. The lake supports Pike and other fish. Rare birds are found here
Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur established in 1997 and was designated as a Wetland of International Importance during the Ramsar Convention in 1999.
Khorgo is located on the northern part of Khangai Mountain Range at an altitude of 2200 meters above sea level and about 700 km from UB, 280 km from Kharkhorin, and 170 km from Tsetserleg / center of Arkhangai aimak /.
Khorgo is rich in beautiful scenery of mountains, cliffs, rapid streams, rivers, lakes, extinct volcanoes, green forests and pastures, where the long-haired yaks and horses pasture.
Natural zones around Khorgo: Taiga forest, Transition between Taiga forest and grassland, Mountain Forest Steppe. This attractive landscape has high biological diversity.
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.
Khorgo Mountain is an extinct volcano, which lies east of the Lake Tsagaan Nuur astonishingly beautiful lake with extremely pure fresh water. The Khorgo volcano is covered with basalt. It has been protected since 1965, fully in 1997, to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered fauna und flora.
The grasslands are rich in wild flowers notably Edelweiss /Leontopodium ochrolencum /.
Extinct volcanoes. Numerious extinct volcanoes are found in this area. Khorgo Uul is dead volcano, which lies east of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. The mountain is covered with basalt. The mountain enjoys State protection as a National Park of 28 square kilometers including Togoo Uul which reaches 2240 meters above sea level, and the Hill of the lake of the Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur. The volcano crater of the Togoo Uul is 200 meters wide and 100 meters deep. The northern slope is covered with Siberian Larch (Larix sibirica )
The Chuluut (stony river) is a river flowing down through the valleys of the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia, and a tributary of the Ideriin gol. It is 415 km long, the width at the mouth into the Ider river is 80 m, the maximum depth is 3 m. It is usually frozen from November to April. Stony river locates at 30 km from Tariat soum of Arkhangai province. Chuluut canyon stretches 25 km in long, above 20 m in high.
The Chuluut river is the westernmost river. It starts off in a narrow, steep but not high basalt canyon that is embedded in a landscape of mountainous steppe. It is a wondrous experience traveling between those sheer walls, which occasionally open up to a view of wooded slopes and rich grazing grounds. The Chuluut is also renowned for its fisheries. Since most of it can´t be accessed unless you are in a canoe there are some good opportunities to enrich the menu with fresh Lennox trout.