Khustain Nuruu (Hustai) National Park
100 km west of Ulaanbaatar
10Khustain Nuruu is a beautiful National Park in Tuv province, one of the well-known and prestigious special protected areas in Mongolia. It is also known as Hustai National Park and located approximately 100 km west of Ulaanbaatar. The park was created as a place for the Takhi (Przewalski Horse) to be re-introduced back into Mongolia in 1992, where it had become extinct in the wild. They hide out high in the hills during the day, but in the evening they come down to the Tuul River which runs through the park.
If you are not ready to drive bumpy road back and forth inside the park, you can stay overnight in the ger camp. Here you can find small museum and see the movie about Hustai National Park.
One has the chance to see the Takhi horses in the real wild nature grazing on the grasslands, red deer, marmot (in summer), gazelle and other wildlife throughout the different seasons. The Park covers a vast area providing visitors a variety of other outdoor activities to enjoy, including bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, photography, and ancient ruin sight-seeing...etc.
If you are looking for a spot relatively close to Ulaanbaatar, where you can see some primitive and unspoiled terrain, this is a place you shouldn't miss.