Khorgo Volcano is an extinct volcano located on the east side of Terkhiin Tsagaan Lake. It was the last active volcano in Mongolia, which erupted 8000 years ago. The crater of the volcano is situated at an altitude of 2.210 metres with a diameter of 300 metres. And a depth of from 70 to 80 metres. The volcano and its lava field belong to Khorgo-Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park that has been protected since 1997. It was to safeguard spectacular mountain scenery and endangered species of flora and fauna.
Khorgo volcano is located 180 km to the west of Tsetserleg town, the capital of Arkhangai province. Its wild and attractive scenery draws the mass attention of locals and tourists. Tourist Ger camps are available between early June and late September. Alternatively, a homestay with a nomadic family might be an option for you.
Hiking and horse riding could be the best way to explore the volcanic field. You may also visit mysterious and unique caves nearby the Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan. Experts advise visitors to wear comfortable shoes and bring a windbreaker or a coat with you as the temperature can drop quite suddenly. If you have decided to visit grab your camera and get ready to capture the beauty of nature and its inhabitants!