Khugnu Tarna National Park



Khugnu Tarna National Park  is located at 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Ulaan Baatar, on the road to Kharakhorum. Covering an area of 47000 hectares, this park contains many historical ruins, forests of silver birches and poplar trees, and sources. The ecosystem of this park is particularly interesting because the steppe and the taiga meet here. So, we can find fauna and flora that have characteristic of these two ecosystems, and also some wonderful landscapes with Elsen tasarkhai sand dunes and the granite formations of mount Khögno Khan. Registered in 1997 as a natural reserve, it became in 2003 a national park, that is to say, an area protected by the Government for its educative, historical, cultural or environmental value.

The sacred mountain of Khugnu Khan is a venerated mountain located along the edge of the borders of Övörkhangai, Bulgan and Töv aimags.

Venerating the mountains is a tradition that comes from prehistoric times. Today, the mountains are venerated during national or local ceremonies. Anyone visiting a sacred mountain must bring something as an offering and will probably make a wish for the attention of the Spirit of the Mountain.