Tsambagarav Uul National Park


Visit Guide to Tsambagarav Uul National Park

The sacred, snow covered Tsambagarav Mountain at 4208 M (13,737 ft) on the border of Bayan-Ulgii and Hovd Aimags towers over the 110,960 hectares of Tsambagarav Uul National Park. The park is known for its stunning vistas and diverse wildlife. The park contains many glaciers, rocky gorges, glacial lakes, and a 7 meter waterfall, in addition to deer stones, balbal (standing stones), and Kazakh and Uriankhai nomads.

Getting There

Transportation can be arranged through local tour guides or a twice weekly shuttle to the ger camp inside the park on Wednesdays and Sundays during the summer tourist season provided by Blue Wolf. The park is 75 km east of Ulgii on the road to Hovd.

What to Expect

Many rare and endangered species can be found including the Argali sheep, Ibex, Snow Leopard, Rock Ptarmigan and Altai Snowcock. Tsambagarav Mountain and the smaller Tsast Uul at 4193 M both require crampons and ropes, though surrounding peaks can be hiked. This park is a great place for hiking, horse and camel riding, mountain climbing, fishing, eagle hunting, and cultural and nature sightseeing.