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TARVAGATAI RANGE

TARVAGATAI RANGE

TARVAGATAI RANGE

Location: N48°17'00.0 E98°57'00.0 lder, Bulnai, Ikh Uul, soums of Zavkhan province, Jargalant, Galt soums of Khubsgul province, Khangai, Tsakhir and Tariat soums of Arkhangai province.

Distance: 720 km west from Ulaanbaatar city 257 km northwest from Tsetserleg town (Solongot Mountain Pass).

Altitude: 3227 m above sea-level.

         Tarvagatai Range, a big branch of the Khangai Range, branches perpendicularly out to the south from Duruu and Khanginah mountains. The range includes many high peaks and mountains including Marz, Zurkhiin Khunh and Zaastain Gyalgar mountains which are along the north of Khoid Terkh River, as well as Solongot mountain pass, beginning of Santiin range, Temeen Chuluutiin Khavirga, Nariin range, Khutg mountain, Khandgait mountain, Khartsag mountain pass, Asgatiin Buluu mountain and Temeen Chuluunii Khyar. Actually, the range is 300 km long. Some peaks are 3100 to 3200 m in altitude, but the highest peak is Sodvon Mountain (3227 m), also called Zurkhiin Khunh Mountain. The peaks are mostly plateau and some are a little bit domed. The North sides are gentle while south sides are much steeper. The higher mountains have rocky sides. There are many watershed mountains with steep sides as well as many cirques and depressions created by volcanoes and glaciations. There are many amazing canyons like; Khar Anag, Uvur Tsagaan Sairiin Am, Turgen and Guruust. Many rivers rise from the mountain including Ider River, which flows into Selenge River, and Jargalant, Tarvagatai, Dund Ekh, Duna, Tegsh, Delgerekh, Khar Chuluut, Tal, Khojuul, Yamaat, Zart, Tsetsuukh, Khunjiliin river, as well as some rivers flowing into Khoid Terkhiin River. There also are many small volcanic lakes. Six hot mineral springs namely Khojuul, Zart, Khaluun Us, Tsetsuukh, Khunjil and Salbart are along a tectonic fault in the north of the range. One of most unique destinations we offer for tourists is the Galt natural hot spring spa Resort, located in the magnificent region Tarvagatain nuruu of Khovsgol Province, Mongolia. This spa has been well known for its therapeutic effects for over three centuries. Its location is in a forested area crossing several rivers surrounded with beautiful mountains. Vegetation cover shows mainly high mountain plants and larch, cedar trees grow on top sides of the mountain. Rare plants, registered in Mongolian Red Book, including peony, valerian officinalis, and tulips are found here. All animals belonging to Khangai Range are in the mountain, such as; roe deer, lynx, musk deer, wild sheep, ibexes, hares, foxes, marmots, wood-grouse and grouse.

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