Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park


Spanning some 773 sq km, this national park is most famous for its freshwater Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (Great White Lake) and dramatic volcano Khorgo Uul. It's a great spot for relaxing by the lake, or hiking and horse riding in the forested mountains.

The park headquarters is located by the bridge that crosses the river as you exit the village of Tariat.

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1. Khorgo Uul

1.67 MILES

With its surrounding lava field, this 200m-tall extinct volcano dominates the area to the east of the lake. From its west side there are stairs leading up…

2. Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur

2.86 MILES

Protected within the Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, this scenic freshwater lake is around 16km long, east to west, and around 4km to 6km wide…

3. Orokhiin Davaa

21.18 MILES

The twisty, final mountain pass (the name means 'tangled pass') before you leave the wilds of Khövsgöl aimag.

4. Spring

21.31 MILES

Say goodbye to Khövsgöl with a drink of ice-cold water from this natural spring. Look for a fence festooned with shamanic scarves.

5. Chuluut Gorge

21.48 MILES

This dramatic gorge, about 30km east of Tariat, makes for a pleasant picnic stop. There are plans to develop a 150m glass skywalk bridge across the gorge,…

6. Burial Mounds

27.53 MILES

About 6km south of Jargalant is a series of rough-hewn burial mounds and cairns. They're lonely and mysterious, particularly the tomb that serves as the…