The Altai chain which stretches over 700 miles from the north-west to the south-east of the country, is the highest zone. It is the highest peak of Mongolia. At the extreme north point, the Tavan Bogd summits are covered with everlasting snow and the glaciers, higher than 13,120 feet are the meeting point with the Russian and Chinese Altai. The province of Bayan-Olgi certainly isn't short of lakes - Lake Döröö is great for exploring - however, its bare landscapes bring to mind those of Tibet and Ladakh. As you are coming down from the mountains, the scenery becomes more varied with some lush grasslands. In the province of Khovd, the great oboo of Kharuul, one of the numerous stone mounds symbolizing the spirits, towers at over 80 feet.