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Uureg lake and Altai mountains of Mongolia

This beautiful saltwater-highlands lake on the Mongolian–Russian border boasts exceptionally clear water.

Large and beautiful Uureg lake foreshore (1425m above sea level) is surrounded by stunning 3000m- plus peaks, including Tsagaan Shuvuut Uul (3496m), lies on the west side of the lake, part of the Uvs Nuur Strictly Protected Area in western Mongolia, northwest of the Great lake hollow, near the western edge of Uvs lake. The freshwater lake has some unidentified minerals and is designated as saltwater. The length of the lake is 20 km (12m), width is 18km (11mi), surface area 239km2 (92sq mi), average depth is 26.9m (88ft).

North of the lake, a stunning snow-capped Mungun taiga mountain lies which belongs to Tuva, Russia. The view looks amazing in the afternoon light and early morning. Suldet Tsakhir tourist camp on the shoreline of beautiful Uureg Lake is the perfect location.

Mungun taiga snow-capped mountain on the Russian side of the border reflecting on Uureg Lake in Mongolia

Ovoo at the top of Ulaan dawaa, on the way to Uureg lake. circling one or three times, clockwise, to ensure the safety of the trip is the custom of Mongolians.

Tourist camp on the shore of the lake.

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