Bogd Khan Mountain is one of the first protected areas in the world. Historic documents show that Mongolians have been worshipping and protecting this mountain for 3,000 years. Then, in 1294, a decree to make natural scenic places such as Bogd Khan, Otgontenger, Khan Khentii, and Altai Mountain Pass protected areas were added to section 398 of the Mongolian Yuan Dynasty’s legal code. In 1778, Bogd Khan Mountain was officially taken under state protection.
If you want to travel around Ulaanbaatar, go on a hiking trip to Dashiin Khad of Bogd Khan Mountain, also known as Tsetsee Gun Peak. You will arrive in Zuun Mod of Tuv Province after driving 45 kilometers on asphalt roads from center of the city to the southwest. Then you will drive on dirt roads for 7 kilometers to reach Manjusri Monastery. From here, you will leave your car and go hiking. The first half of the path is quite steep, but the incline reduces gradually to become flat ground, and then you will reach Tsetsee Gun Peak, rising 2,268 meters above sea level.