Hangai Forest Steppe

The Hangai takes its name from the Hangai Mountains in central Mongolia. However, this region is also spoken of as being the opposite to “the Gobi” in more general terms, covering all forested areas (including Khan Khentii) and all partly forested areas that there are in the country. These are known as “The Hangai”, which is all of northern Mongolia, inlcuding a couple of thousand rivers draining out north and east.

In the next few pages you will find a further description of the travel destinations within the Hangai region which includes Lake Hövsgöl, the Darhad depression, Amarbayasgalant monastery and the Onon River.