Eej Khairkhan Nature Reserve
Hiking through the Eej Khairkhan Nature Reserve that took more than 100 years in making is a surreal experience. Eej Khairkhan mountain at 2,275 m is located in Gobi-Altai aimag north of the Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area. Eej Khairkhan Nature Reserve came under state protection in 1992. For centuries, eej Khairkhan Mountain was revered and worshipped by the locals in their belief that Eej Khairkhan mountain blessed families with children. The nine green framed stone pools and paintings of ibex, horsemen, and archers are some of the attractions for nature lovers.
Length of the way: Altai is 1037 km away from Ulaanbaatar. Eej Khairkhan Mountain is about 150km directly south of Altai.
Duration of the travel: The flight to Altai is for 2 hours.And travelling by car on the dust road, you will see a lot of beautiful things on the way to Eej Khairkhan Mountain and it requires more than 10 days if you stop overnight at ger camps.
Best Travelling Way
Flight: Eznis and Aero Mongolia airplane flies between Ulaanbaatar and Altai on every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.Private Transportation: Once it is not possible to reach Altai by public transportation, you can hire Japan jeep or minivans from Travel Agencies in Ulaanbaatar with experienced drivers and tour guides. And better to make your own itinerary.
Interesting tales and legend about Eej Khairkhan Mountain,
Horse Riding in Eej Khairkhan Mountain
Hiking in Eej Khairkhan Uul (Mountain)
Climbing in Eej Khairkhan Mountain
Visiting Nomadic family
Drinking yaks milk at Nomadic familySeeing rare animals and plants in Eej Khairkhan Uul(Mountain)
On the Way Destination
From Ulaanbaatar to Altai by car:
Khustai National Park
Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes
Kharkhorin and Erdenzuu Monastery
Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Lake)
From Altai to Eej Khairkhan Mountain:
Gobi Altai Mountains
Duutiin Davaa (Pass)
Tsogt soum – you will know about legendary person Dambijantsan lived here
Biger KhonkhorDepression – Bayan Buural Monastery, Bichigt Buust ancient rock paintings
Main Visit Sites
The rare zamba gurvel(lizard)Tsoojiin River
Aj Bogd Mountain
Burkhan Buudai Mountain – snow leaopard
Waterfall near the White Gate
Bogd Tsakhir Mountain
Khurkhreet Tsakhir River -
Nine Green Framed Stone Pools
Two White Camel Lama – Ravdan’s retreat
On a Map