Price: 85 USD per person per day (Budget Tour) ( 4 Days )
Known as the Blue Pearl of the Mongolia, Khuvsgul Lake stretches 136 kilometers into the Siberian taiga. This is the second-largest lake in Mongolia (2760 sq km) and is the country's deepest lake (up to 262 m) as well as the world's 14th-largest source of fresh water. The lake is full of fish, such as lenok, salmon grayling, and sturgeon. Here, you can see over 200 species of birds, including Baikal Teal, black stork and Altai snowcock. The surrounding taiga and mountains are home to argali sheep, ibex, bear, sable, reindeer and moose. There are also three unique cultures living in the area: Darkhad, Buriat, and Tsaatan. The lake is a part of the Khuvsgul Lake National Park and is connected to Lake Baikal in Siberia with one single river.
Day 1. Khatgal on the Lake
In the morning, we will transport you from your hotel to the Chinggis Khan International Airport for your flight to Murun, the capital of the Khuvsgul province. From Murun, we will drive to Khatgal, located on the southern tip of Lake Khuvsgul. After exploring the city, we will drive to a ger camp to spend the night.
Stay overnight in a ger camp. Lunch and Dinner
Day 2 - 3. Khuvsgul Lake
We will spend two days on the banks of Khuvsgul Lake exploring the area and visiting local nomadic families. You will have the chance to learn about Mongolian culture, go horseback riding, fishing, and canoeing. Also, you may take a speedboat* to an island in the middle of the lake. This place is considered sacred by the locals and is used for shamanistic ceremonies.
Stay overnight in a ger camp. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
*Optional activity fees are not included in the tour fare*
Day 4. Return To UB
In the morning we will head back to the Murun airport for the return flight to Ulaanbaatar. You will then be transported back to your hotel.