Central Mongolia  

Taiga, mountains and endless grasslands...
   

 Center of power of times gone by...

On the eastern edge of Archangaj mountains, there is also the birthplace of the former Mongol empire: Karakorum (Black Mountain), the former capital of the greatest empire of all time. Located in the Orkhon Valley, on the edge of Arkhangai mountains. In this valley are located in the vicinity also of cultural history much older empires. These include tombs Old Turkish khans, the ruins of Ost Uighur capital Char Balgas and the other capitals of various steppe and Old Turkish empires. But best known probably the monastery complexes of the largest Buddhist monastery in Mongolia, Erdene zuu. These sites are all within the area of the Orkhon Valley, which is one of the most scenic regions of Mongolia.
 

 Gods and volcanoes...

The Archangaj Mountains is a large block almost in the center of Mongolia. Its highest elevations reach over 4000 mtr. Otgon Tenger with 4021 mtr., Not only cult site, but also embedded in a unique landscape. The summits are usually all summer covered with snow. In the valleys numerous larch forests occur. One of the most interesting landscapes in Mongolia is the finale of Arkhangai mountains west. Here, the landscape changes dramatically, just barely Mountains with lush meadows and then desert pure. Only little is known is this region of Mongolia. Tourist undeveloped, the area offers plenty of space for your own exploration. The largest sand dune area in Mongolia is located here, as well as many small, completely enclosed by sand, freshwater lakes. Steppenfuchs travel offers since 2011 in this region, the first "expedition" to travel. In the northern Archangaj - mountains are green meadows and clear lakes. In the valleys of the mountain ridges you will encounter plenty of woods. This is also the most beautiful lake in Mongolia, Tsagaan Nuur Terchijn. From the crater rim of Khorgo, an extinct volcano near the lake, have led only to damming a watercourse, and subsequent formation of the lake whose eruptions, one has the best view of the lake and also over much of the northern Archangaj.
 

 Enjoy contrasts...

The whole contrary, forms the southern Archangaj. Here the influences of the Gobi are clearly recognizable. The landscape is treeless barren much as in the north. But this region of Mongolia offers interesting destinations. Most notable in this area undoubtedly the hot springs of Schargalshuut. You are not only in a very charming valley, they are considered as a special healing source. Steppenfuchs travel offers for the central part of Mongolia on two different tours that include all of these attractions. Of course, we can also in agreement with you to work out a special journey in which we deal with much more concentrated that which you most interested.