The region is home to the Kazakhs, a Muslim tribe from near the Caspian Sea, and Oirats, or western Mongols, which can be divided into 10 different tribes, as well as Khalkhs, or eastern Mongols. In addition to the ethnic diversity, the region is home to the Altai Mountain Range, with the highest peaks in Mongolia, Lake Uvs, a large saltwater lake, and many smaller lakes, mountains, rivers, forests, and steppe. Spread throughout the region are countless archeological sites with petroglyphs, cave paintings, standing stone monuments, monasteries, and ancient forts that date back as far as 10,000 years.
Western Mongolia is a place that needs to be seen to be believed. From the glaciers of Altain Tavan Bogd, Uureg Lake, KHARKHIRAA & TURGEN MOUNTAIN to beautifully flowered green meadows and long trails of horseback riding to mountain streams and rivers, western Mongolia is something very special.