Price: 85 USD pp/per day (budget tour) ( 4 days )
Known as the Blue Pearl of the Mongolia, Khuvsgul Lake stretches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga. This second-largest lake (2760 sq km) in Mongolia is also country's deepest lake (up to 262m) as well as the world's 14th-largest source of fresh water. The lake is full of fish, such as lenok, salomon grayling and sturgeon. It also has more than 200 species of bird; including the 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 three separate, unique peoples living in the area: Darkhad, Buriat and Tsaatan. All of them are shamanists rather than Buddhists. The lake is a part of the Khuvsgul Lake National Park it's also connected with one single river with Lake Baikal in Siberia.
Day 1. Ulaanbaatar - Murun - Khuvsgul Lake
In the morning our team will meet you at your hotel and take you to the Chinggis Khan airport for your flight to Murun, the capital city of Khuvsgul province. After reaching Murun you will meet your local guide and driver, who will take you to the city of Khatgal located on located on the southern tip of Lake Khuvsgul. Together you will explore the city and later drive to a ger camp, where you will spend the night.
Overnight in a ger camp. L+D
Day 2 - 3. Khuvsgul Lake
You will spend two days on the banks of Khuvsgul Lake. During your stay you will visit local nomadic family to learn more about their everyday life. You will also have a great opportunity to try some horse riding, fishing or canoeing. Optionally you may also travel with a speedboat to an island located in the middle of the lake. The place is considered to be sacred by local people and is used for shamanistic ceremonies.
Overnight in a ger camp. B+L+D
Day 4. Khuvsgul Lake - Murun - Ulaanbaatar
In the morning you will be taken to the airport in Murun for a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival you will be greeted by our team, who will take you back to your hotel.
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