Hustai National Park is one of the best managed national parks of Mongolia located in Tov Province, around 100 kilometers west of Ulaanbaatar. The park is a reserve in the UNESCO World Biosphere listing as Nature Reserves and upgraded as National Park relating to the reintroduction of famous for Przewalski’s wild horse-only wild horse of the world. The park is pretty good for short time travelers who want to see the wild horse and wild life without going too far from Ulaanbaatar.
You will not only see a wild horse but also have the chance to spot 44 known species of mammals including the red deer, Mongolian gazelle, Eurasian lynx and badger, gray wolves and fox. Moreover, the park is considered as one of the best bird watching spots in Mongolia offering 217 bird species such as the golden eagle, great bustard, black stork, whooper swan, and little owl. Hiking and horse/ camel riding will be also great ways to explore Hustai National Park.
Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park
Gobi Gurvan Saikhan, the largest national park of Mongolia established in 1993. The park lies on the northern edge of the Gobi desert in southern Mongolia, 650 km from Ulaanbaatar city and 45 km from Dalanzadgad, capital of Umnugobi province. Most famous attractions in the park are Flaming Cliffs-Bayanzag, Yol Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes. The park is home to more than 52 mammal species including wild ass, Hamsters, Pikas, Gobi bear, Gerbills, snow leopard and endangered species such as Argali sheep and Siberian ibex.
The park is globally reputation of archeological discoveries of various species of dinosaur fossils and skeletons with its modern natural beauty of dry valleys, salt wetlands, springs, and Oases. You can camel riding adventure while discovering the beauty of Gobi, exploring nomadic life in the Gobi and tracking pre-historic sites. For the birdwatchers, this the paradise, you can spot more than 240 types of birds including Kestrels, Bearded Vultures, Lammergeyers and Altai snow-cocks also flourishing in the park.