• email: mongolianmountains@outlook.com

KHORIDOL SARIDAG MOUNTAIN

KHORIDOL SARIDAG MOUNTAIN

KHORIDOL SARIDAG MOUNTAIN

 

Location: N50°50'00.0, E100°10'00.0 (Uran Dush Mountain) Renchinlhumbe, Ulaan-Uul and Alag-Erdene soums of Khuvsgul province.

Distance: 821 km north from Ulaanbaatar city 150 km north from Murun town.

Altitude: 3093 m above sea-level.

          Khoridol Saridag Range lies along the west shore of the Khubsgul Lake depression and south east of the Darkhad depression. It is 130 km long and mountain meadow, taiga and mountain plain landscapes dominate. This range is the watershed of Darkhad and Khuvsgul lake depressions and it is separated by the Arsai small mountain-pass from Bayan Range. Its average altitude is 2500-3000 m and the highest is 3093 m Alkhain Gozgor. Some high peaks like Delgerkhaan (3087 m), Bituu (3086 m), Nart (3037 m) and Khanjit Khad (3077 m) belong to this range. There are many other peaks around 2500-2900 m in altitude. Mountains of the range have very sharp peaks, straight sides (30°) and deep canyons created by tectonic faults. Especially, the west part is steep with talus and avalanches of rocks. Peaks are 400-600 m wide, sometimes 1.5-2 km. The lower slopes of the mountains are covered by larch forests, with bushy and herbaceous plants rare because of the thick forest. This is home of some rare animals like deer, moose, wild sheep, ibex, snow leopard, sable, musk-rat, musk-deer, as well as snowcock, eagle and vulture. Many rivers start from the range including the Beltes and Arsain rivers. The early sections of the rivers are quite narrow, but by the middle and lower sections become much wider. The highest waterfall in Mongolia is on the Arsain River. This area became a Strictly Protected area in 1997.

 

uCoz