Location: 1800 km west of Ulaanbaatar in the Tsengel soum of Bayan – Ulgii province.
Features: Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in the Altai Mountain range is located on the western edge of Mongolia and holds the highest peak in the country. Mongolians call it the “roof of the country.” Altai Tavan Bogd features five high peaks (Tavan means five in Mongolian), which have three large interconnected glaciers. The largest is the Potanin Glacier, which is 14 km long. This area’s climate is extremely unpredictable. You may observe four seasons in one day: the sun will shine, and then it may snow or rain. In 1996, this area officially became a protected National Park. The mountain range is considered sacred, and the Mongolian president visits to worship each year.