Otgon Tenger mountain
Otgontenger, a mountain with permanent snow and the king peak of Khangai mountain ranges, is elevated at the height of 4,021 meters from above sea level and is surrounded with deep forests, has plenty of fast flowing rivers and lakes, is rich with natural places with unique formation, rare plants and animals, and has many places with mineral waters. includes in territory of Zavkhan province.
Otgontenger had been worshipped since 1779 and in 1911, Bogdo Khan’s Mongolia had enacted a law to worship it every year. This tradition was revived in 1992 as a result of which the mountain and its surrounding area covering 955 sq. km was announced as a special protection area and since 1995 it has been worshipped once in every four years in accordance with the President’s decree.
Just below the border of the permanent snow of Otgontenger, there is a beautiful lake Badarkhundaga on the slope of the mountain and within the territory of the protected area. Here grow extremely rareflower vansemberuu and Mongolian arnica and, moreover, very famous Otgontenger juniper.