Portraits of the lakes
Lake Angir-Nuden Mondoohei – Uvs Province / Mongolia
The beautiful Lake Mondoohei is the only freshwater lake located in the Khan Khukhii Mountain range 2.5 km from the Tsagaankhairkhan soum center in the Uvs Province. In spring and autumn, it becomes a favourite place for swans, brown geese and many other migratory birds. The local people have regarded this lake as the mirror of Mount Tsagaankhairkhan and have venerated it for many years. The maximum depth measures 3 meters, the lake is situated at 1,636 - 1,642 meters above sea level.
Tsagaankhairkhan soum is part of the Khan Khuhii special protected area and lake Uvs basin. The lake is located 1,150 km from Ulaanbaatar and 270 km from Ulaangom. There are around 20 rivers whose headwater begins in the Khankhuhii Mountain range, which include rivers such as Baruunturuun, Zuunturuun, Khangiltsag. Most, Chigj, Har Us, Tsagaan Us, Har Tsagaan Us, Mondoohei, Ovt gurams, Hustai, nearly all of them flow to the north. There are around 500 rivers and 20 lakes in this basin.
In recent years, destructive actions of the local people, companies and some other organizations in this basin area have increased significantly and caused the rivers Khangiltsag and Mondoohei to dry up and stop running into Lake Uvs.
Angir-Nuden Mondoohei Movement
Channel centre r room 407, 13th sub district
Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Phone: +976 – 55 15 06 63, +976 – 99 22 80 43