Govi-Altai aimag – Говь-Алтай аймаг
A wonderful combination of the Gobi desert and the mountains of Altai Nuruu – it is Govi-Altai aimag. This second largest Mongolian aimag was named after Altai-Nuruu and Gobi. It is formed by beautiful scenery but on the contrary, there is little opportunity for grazing cattle and thus a very hostile environment for human life.
You can visit national parks Alag Khairkhan Nature Reserve, Eej Khairkhan Nature Reserve, Khasagt Khairkhan Strictly Protected Area, Great Gobi Strictly Protected Area, Sharga Nature Reserve or Tahiin tal. In the area live rare Gobi bears, wild camels, ibex and snow leopards.