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KHARKHIRAA TURGEN MOUNTAIN

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Location:  1420 km west of Ulaanbaatar in the Turgen and Tarialan soum of Uvs province.
Features: The Kharkhiraa Turgen mountains are twin mountains with impressive peaks. They are part of the Altai mountain Range. Kharkhiraa reaches 4,037 meters high, while Turgen’s peak is known as Deglii Tsagaan and has an elevation of 3,965 meters. Kharkhiraa and Turgen are divided by a passage called Kharkhiraa. There are over 10 snowy mountain peaks and glaciers in the Kharkhiraa and Turgen mountains, which account for 20 per cent of the glaciated area of Mongolia. Olon Nuuriin Valley lies between these mountains and has many small lakes. In rocky areas a rare flower called Vansemberuu grows.

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