Die Gobi ist die fünftgrößte Wüste der Welt und erstreckt sich auf einer Fläsche so groß wie ein Drittel von Alaska im Süden der Mongolei und Nordchina. Die Gobi-Wüste ist weltweit bekannt für den Fund zahlreicher Dinosaurier-Fossilien. Hier sind das Argali-Schaf, Antilopen und der vom Aussterben bedrohte Schneeleopard und Gobi-Bär zuhause.
Located in the far north from Ulaanbaatar, this stunning lake is Mongolia’s best kept secret. Covering an area of over 1,300 square miles, the lake’s crystal-clear water is surrounded by forested mountains and lush meadows sprinkled with white gers and herds of horses. The lake is rich in taimen and other fish. The surrounding area abounds in elk, moose, deer and other species. The lake naturally attracts many photographers and film crews as well as horseback riders. The comfortable Juulchin base camp is located right at the lake side, where horses are available.
The Ogii Nuur is famous for its resident and migrant birdlife. Fly fishing is another outdoor adventure on this lake.
Nestled between the beautiful peaks of the Gurvansaikhan (Three Beauties) Mountains, towering 1000 feet above the surrounding steppe, Eagle Valley Canyon shelters a wildlife and a small “glacier” which remains frozen even on summer’s hottest days.
Lake Har Us
Lake Har Us (Black Water Lake) is the second largest freshwater lake in Mongolia. Har Us is the perfect habitat for wild ducks, geese, wood grouse, partridges and seagulls, including the rare Relict Gull and Herring Gull.
Lake Terhiin Tsagaan
Surrounded by extinct and craters wolcanoes, Terhiin Tsagaan is one of the most beautiful lakes in Mongolia. This lake is not as large as Hovsgol, but it is renowned for its fish and birds.
Lake Boon Tsagaan
This saltwater lake in the Bayanhongor Desert is popular with birdlife. the region also boasts extraordinary volcanic formations, canyons of cascading streams and ancient cave paintings.
Another saltwater lake is Orog. It is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Ikh Bogdo in the Bayanhongor Desert and famous for its unique wildlife.
Lake Hagyn Har
Hagyn Har is located in the vicinity of the Hentii Mountains in the northeastern Mongolia. It is easily reached by helicopter from Ulaanbaatar. The lake looks like a miracle amidst the forested mountains. Its clear water basin is ideal for a fishing adventure. Hiking, photo safaris and horseback tours are arranged upon request. There is plenty to be seen and explored, including the rocky mountains, meadows and, what a surprise, sand dunes.