Otgontenger (Mongolian: Отгонтэнгэр, lit. "youngest sky") is the highest peak in the Khangai Mountains in Mongolia. Its summit is currently calculated to reach an elevation of 4,008 meters above mean sea level (some earlier topographic maps record a maximum elevation of 4,021 m). The mountain is located in Zavkhan Province and is the only peak in the Khangai range that is capped with a permanent glacier. The south face of Mount Otgontenger is the most extensive granite wall in Mongolia.

Otgon Tenger
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Otgon Tenger in September 2009
Highest point
Elevation4,008 m (13,150 ft) [1]
Prominence2,259 m (7,411 ft) [2]
Coordinates47°36′30″N 97°33′9″E / 47.60833°N 97.55250°E / 47.60833; 97.55250Coordinates: 47°36′30″N 97°33′9″E / 47.60833°N 97.55250°E / 47.60833; 97.55250[2]
Otgon Tenger is located in Mongolia
Otgon Tenger
Otgon Tenger
Location in Mongolia
Parent rangeKhangai Mountains

Since the introduction of Buddhism, traditional Mongolian beliefs have held that wrathful deities inhabit many of Mongolia's sacred mountains. Ochirvaani is particularly associated with Otgontenger.


In August 1963, an Ilyushin 14 aircraft crashed into the side of the mountain while on route.

In October 2017, 27 hikers climbed the mountain and only 10 of them came back. They requested the rescue team a day after the other 17 went missing. The rescue operation took about 4 days with helicopters and 250 men. Rescuers found all 17 of them dead,[3] having received injuries from both fall damage and from frostbite. However, it was still argued that some of the victims survived the fall and tried to send distress signals by using flashlights.

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  1. ^ by wikimapia.org
  2. ^ a b "Mongolia: 18 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Note: The prominence value listed here was calculated from a summit elevation of 4,000 m. Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  3. ^ Bodies of all 17 mountaineers found at Mongolia's Mount Otgontenger, AKIPress, 25 October 2017

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