Central Mongolia features gently rolling hills and steppe. The center of this fertile area is the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley, the birthplace of pastoral nomadism. Another highlight is Hustai National Park, the home of the world's last wild horses.
From the lush meadows and forests of Khan Hentii Strictly Protected Area to the vast grasslands of the far east, home to herds of gazelle, eastern Mongolia offers unique landscapes and wildlife.
Northern Mongolia is a land of lakes and forests. Its crown jewels, Lake Uvs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Lake Huvsgul, Mongolia's only navigable body of water, host myriad fish and bird species.
Western Mongolia is dominated by the Altai Mountains, home to Mongolia's highest peaks, Tavan Bogd, five mountains straddling the border of Mongolia, Russia, China and Kazakhstan. The elusive snow leopard makes its home in the region's rugged landscapes.
The Gobi Desert stretches across Southern Mongolia. Unforgettable landscapes include Yolyn Am Canyon and the towering sand dunes of Hongoryn Els.