Lakes of Mongolia – Tuesday’s Snapshot

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Tuesday’s Snapshots – highlighting images from the EL team and our guests based on a Mongolia theme. This week…introducing just five of Mongolia’s stunning lakes. And yes, we visit all of them!


The lake shore of Khayargas Nuur in Uvs Province may not be beautiful but this saline lake is a national park in its own right and forms part of Mongolia’s Great Lakes Depression.   The basin is 600-650 km in length with a width of 200-250 km in the north and 60-100 km in the south. The basin belongs to the Central Asia Internal Drainage Basin.
Khar Lake (Black Lake in Mongolian)is located in the Zavkhan Province within the Khangai Mountain. And yes, it is as beautiful as it looks.

Khovsgol Nuur forms the centre piece to Khovsgol Nuur National Park. This is Mongolia’s largest fresh water lake and is part of the same rift valley as that of Lake Baikal in Russia. In Mongolia it is known as Dalai Ej (Mother Sea). The mountains you can see form part of the Khoridol Saridag Strictly Protected Area.
The stunning Shireet Nuur forming part of Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes) – created by volcanic activity within Ovorkhangai Province.
Terekhiin Tsagaan Nuur is a freshwater lake, protected as a national park in the Khangai Mountain Range. The lake is fed by 10 tributary rivers and has numerous bays and peninsulas along the northern shore. Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur is part of the Asian-Australasian Migratory Bird Flyway and is a Ramsar Wetland.


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