Altai Tavan Bogd is 636,161 hectares of pristine landscape along the border of the western part of Ulaan Khus, Tsengel, Sagsai and Altai soums of Bayan-Olgii aimag. It was placed under protection in 1996. The national park with its amazing beauty embodies the special characteristics of high mountains, icy crystal rivers, lakes, mountain valleys, steppe landscapes and ecosystems. Also, it is a habitat and last refuge for mammals like argali wild sheep, ibex, maral (Asiatic red deer), stone marten, deer, elk, and bird species like snowcock, eagle and lammergeyer. The national park includes towering peaks, with eternal snow and glaciers in the far west of Mongolia. Tavan Bogd (Five Saints) mountain rises over 4,000m above the borders of three nations Mongolian, Russia, China. The massif is made up of five peaks Khuiten, Naran, Olgii, Burged and Nairamdal. The highest point is the peak of Khuiten Uul on the mountain of Altai Tavan Bogd, reaches 4374 meters above sea level.