DestinationWESTERN MONGOLIAN ADVENTURE
KHARKHIRAA TURGEN MOUNTAINSREMOTE AREA | ULTIMATE CHALLENGING TREK | STUNNING NATIONAL PARK
The twin peaks of Khahiraa (4037m) and Turgen (3965m), which dominate the western part of the aimag, are curiously almost equidistant between Achit, Uureg, and Uvs lakes. Kharkhiraa and Turgen mountains located in the Uvs Province, part of the Altai Mountain Range. The river valley between the two mountains is the Kharkhiraa river, which flows into Uvs Nuur. This valley is the start of some excellent trekking routes, which lead up to both mountains, and you could also do some fine day hikes around here with your own jeep and camping equipment. As vital sources of the Uvs Nuur, the mountains are part of the Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area. The area is mostly populated by Khoton people, famous throughout Mongolia as shamans. There are over 10 snowy mountain peaks and glaciers in the Kharkhiraa and Turgen mountains. This is an area of alpine lakes, swift mountain streams, vast glaciers, and expansive grasslands.