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Khar Us Nuur National Park

Khar Us Nuur National Park

go to link National park Area: 110.960 hectares area. 
watch Altitude: average is 2.400 m and highest point is 4208m above sea level.
opcje binarne wykresy How to get there:  National park is located 1630km west from Ulaanbaatar city, 130km from Hovd City, capital of Hovd Province. You can get there by jeep or vehicle and spending 2-3 days. Also you can fly to Hovd city on Thuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
http://90daygreatbody.com/?kuid=plus-500-opzioni-binarie&918=f2 Things to do: Trekking, Horse riding, rafting, climbing, hiking, photographing and filming,

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Khar Us Nuur National Park (KUNNP) is located in Hovd aimag, about 40 km east of Hovd City. The 8,503 sq km park contains all of Hovd aimag's major lakes, most notably Khar Us Nuur, a freshwater lake whose name means "Black Water Lake". The lake's area is 1,495 sq km, making it Mongolia's second largest freshwater lake (after Lake Khuvsgul), though its depth reaches an average of just 4 meters. The Hovd River (the largest river in the aimag) empties into the Khar Us Lake delta, and creates a body of water that is an important stopping point for migratory birds; for those interested in seeing the birds the best viewing times are in May and late August. 

From the northeastern edge of Khar Us Nuur, a short but deep river called Chono Kharaikh River  flows southeast and passes through Hovd's recently completed hydroelectric dam, which gives power to Hovd aimag. 100 km east of Hovd City, the river then empties into Khar Nuur (565 sq km), a freshwater lake with a max depth of 7 meters whose name simply means (Black Lake). The southern edge of Khar Nuur narrows into the Nomiin Khooloi, which leads to a third lake named Durgun Nuur, a 305 sq km lake 145 km from Hovd City and named after nearby Durgun Soum. Although Durgun Lake receives its water from freshwater Khar Nuur, it is a saltwater lake. Between the lakes stands the majestic Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain, 3,796 meters tall, and part of the Mongolian Altai Mountain Range. KUNNP was established in 1997 and was designated as a Wetland of International Importance during the Ramsar Convention in 1999.


Khar Us Nuur National Park is significant because of its rich natural and cultural heritage. The park is also home to a number of protected plant and animal species that are considered rare or threatened. These include the Snow Leopard, Mongolian Saiga, Argali, Dalmatian Pelican, White-Headed Duck, and Altai Onion. Huge numbers of water birds and other species use the KUNNP as a breeding, molting, and migration stop-over site. Due to their high conservation value Khar Us Nuur, Khar Nuur, and Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain have all been designated as Important Bird Areas.


Wetlands of the Central Asian Internal Drainage System are of particular biological significance as their plants and animals are usually derived from their chance dispersal over vast distances of the surrounding arid landscapes. In isolation from other populations and subject to different evolutionary pressures, several species evolved in new and unique ways.

Fauna of Khar us lake Naional park

Fauna of Khar us lake Naional park

Khar us lake Naional park is home to 54 species of mammals. It is thought that historically Wild Bactrian Camels, the Asian Wild Ass, and possibly the Asiatic Wild Dog inhabited the area of what is now KUNNP. 18 species have been recorded which are either nationally or globally threatened or near threatened such as Snow Leopard, Corsac Fox, Przewalski's Horse, Siberian Marmot, Eurasian Lynx, Wild Mountain Sheep – Argali, Mongolian Gazelle, Siberian Ibex, 


Khar Us Nuur National Park has plenty to offer for the avid bird watcher. About 270 species of birds have been sighted in KUNNP, 16 of which are globally threatened (3 species Endangered, 6 Vulnerable, and 7 Near Threatened). Though be aware that the locals aren't very familiar with the birdlife at the park, and the marshes in the surrounding delta can make the lake difficult to reach. The Mandal Islands and the Lung Channel are the main habitats of the Dalmatian Pelican.

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