Tsambagarav Uul National Park

Western Mongolia

Western Mongolia's second highest mountain – the permanently snow-capped Tsambagarav Uul (4208m) – straddles the border between Khovd and Bayan-Ölgii aimags; the national park (1110 sq km) is accessible from either side. The park protects glaciers and a snow leopard habitat.

At the time of research, the park admission fee was due to increase to T10,000.

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Nearby Western Mongolia attractions

1. Waterfall


Hidden between mountains is a 7m-high waterfall that flows down a narrow gorge; a glacier and a small glacial lake are 4km to the southeast.

2. White Stone Balbal

27.38 MILES

Near the town of Bayannuur and close to the Khovd Gol is this interesting white-stone balbal (stone figure believed to be a Turkic grave marker).