Mongolian territory stretches 3000 km from east to west. Altai Tavan Bogd Mountain locates in the western borderline of Mongolia. The 5 highest peak of Mongol Altai mountain range called “Tavan bogd”, extends 900 kilometers. Mongolians name “bogd” the high mountains which they respect. Five high peaks are more than 4000 m above sea level and one of them is Mongolian highest point “Khuiten peak”. In 1956, mountaineer have climbed up to “Khuiten peak”, 4374 m high above sea level since then over 1200 foreign and Mongolian mountaineers climbed. The five peaks are covered with eternal snow cap.

20 km long glacier flows in the canyon. There are magnificent river, fast flowing fresh water in the slope of the mountain. In June and July, over 100 kinds of flowers grow, and the snow capped peaks reflects in the beautiful clear lake that is thousands of endangered animals pasture. There are plenty of sites of petro glyphs, carved gravestones, cave paintings, deer shrine graphics, archaeological findings  left from the ancient people lived in the 3000 BC.

All these marvelous scenery attracts many tourists. One of the Mongolian ethnic group, Khazakhs live in this mountainous area. They hunt with eagles, perform the Kazakhs khuumii, national throat singing voice. Many tourists like to go for trekking near glacier, see flowers, explore Khazakhs lifestyle and eagle hunting, see the trace of ancient people such as petro glyphs.

Potanin glacier: Is a huge mass of ice caused by the pressure of gravity on high mountain areas. The Potanin ice river was discovered between1876-1899 by Russian scientist G.Potanin while he was doing a research in Mongolia, thus the river was named after him.

Potanin glacier is the largest glacier in Mongolia, 20 km long and 5 km wide. It is considered the glacier was formed 2 million years ago. In 1983, geography scientists studied and defined the total area as being 659km2. In 2005, Scientists researched and found that the ice has melted 378-242 cm. If global warming and climate change continue at their alarming rate, by 2090 the glacier ice will have been completely melted.