ALTAI TAVAN BOGD NATIONAL PARK

Description

The Altai Tavan Bogd National Park which is located in westernmost part of Bayan-Ulgii province, is home to the highest snow-capped mountain peaks and hundreds of thousands of petroglyphs which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are large freshwater lakes as Khoton, Khurgan and Dayan and waterfalls of Baga and Ikh Turgenii Khurkhree, glaciers of Potanin and Alexandra as well. The Altai Tavan Bogd Mountains are sacred to local Kazakhs, Tuvans and Mongolians.

Kazakhs, who are well known for their eagle hunting practices and Tuvans ethnic groups still live in the park. There are many endangered species including snow leopard, golden eagle and so on.

The park is an ideal place for nature lovers who are seeking peace of mind, horse riders who want to be immersed in spectacular natural beauty and diverse culture lover who wish to experience and witness Eagle hunting cultural practices.

 

 

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