Located in Zavkhan province in western Mongolia, Otgontenger National Park preserves Otgontenger, the sacred mountain that Mongolians have worshiped since 1818. The Mount Otgontenger rises 4,021 meters or some 13,000 feet above sea level.
It is the highest glacier peak of the Khangai Mountains, a mountain range extending 750 km across western Mongolia. The south face of Otgontenger forms the most extensive granite wall in Mongolia.
The park covers 95,500 hectares or approx. 236,000 acres, and is rich in biodiversity. Many endangered species including snow leopard, argali sheep, bearded vulture, Siberian taimen and Corsac fox are found in the park. The mountains and forests thrive with hundreds of species of plants, featuring medicinal and some of the rarest plants in Mongolia.