TOP TRIP II - KHUVSGUL LAKE

Overview

KHUVSGUL LAKE: Khuvsgul lake is known as Asian Switzerland and the Asian blue pearl. It is 1645 m above sea level, 136 km long and 262 m deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia, and holds almost 70% of Mongolia's fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. The lake formed about 7 million years ago, it is connected under the Baikal Lake. Over 46 streams pour into Khuvsgul Lake, occupy for 1% of the fresh water, 12 species of fish, 4 large islands, and 70 percent of the lake is more than 100 m deep, clear water reaches 24 m. By the end of the November, water freezes completely 1 m thick ice. Surrounded by high mountains which is 3000-3200 m high Khuvsgul Lake has a legend about lifted for “sea”. There is a legend about how Khuvsgul as known as ocean.

When Mongolia was under the Manchu depression they were imposing tax from the natural resources, and worsening Mongolian economy. Local people were angry about it and arguing Khuvsgul is not a lake it is an ocean. The Manchu asked how you would prove it. They answered Khuvsgul pours into the 100 rivers because it’s an ocean. Manchu officers knew about it, so they decided to count the rivers. The local residents live by the lake had a religious ceremony asking from the god to rain and flood the lake. After the rain, surrounding area was flooded. That is why the Manchu people stopped to tax it and named as Khuvsgul Ocean.

Tourists come to see the lake, relaxing, traveling by modern motor boats to the island in the middle of the lake. You can travel by the “Sukhbaatar” ship running since 1910, for continually 30 years. Khuvsgul is famous not only in Mongolia but also it is very famous in the world. You can visit to the reindeer people which still keep the ancient shaman rituals in Shishget khotgor.

Price

  • 1 pax: 730$
  • 2 pax: 450$ (Per person)
  • 3 pax: 360$ (Per person)
  • 4 pax: 330$ (Per person)
  • 5-6 pax: 310$ (Per person)

Highlights

Included

  •  Bus ticket
  •  Car with an experienced driver
  •  Petrol
  •  Tour guide
  •  Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  •  Visit to nomad family
  •  Tourist camp
  •  Horse riding
  •  Motor boat
  •  Tax for National park
  •  Road taxes
  •  Bottled water

Not included

  •  Video & photo taxes
  •  Personal expenses and gratuities
  •  Travel insurance

Travel packing list

Itinerary

By a bus from Ulaanbaatar to Murun city. (18:00 pm) Overnight in a bus.

Arrive in Murun city at 06:00 in the morning. Drive to Khatgal town about 2 hours by a car. Stay and have a breakfast at Khuvsgul dalai tourist camp nearby Khuvsgul lake shore. Get some rest in the camp; and then travel with horses to a Mongolian nomadic family from Khuvsgul lake shore at 11:00. Lunch at the nomadic family. In the late afternoon, ride a motor boat from Khuvsgul lake shore to Khusel island. Overnight in Khuvsgul dalai camp.

Drive to Jankhai hill after breakfast. Take look of Khuvsgul lake nature view from the hill. Drive farther about 30 km to visit a Tsaatan family (between June 20th – August 10th). It is possible to take a picture with riding a white rain deer. Go back to the camp. Overnight in Khuvsgul dalai camp.

Drive to Murun city at 08:00 in the morning. Drive to Uushigiin uvur deer stone, around 20 km to the west from Murun city. Murun city tour after lunch. Visit a province museum, memorial monuments, and a cashmere shop of Khuvsgul province. Take a local bus to Ulaanbaatar city at 18:00.  Overnight in a bus.

Arrive at Ulaanbaatar at 06:00 in the morning. 
Established
2006
Address
1st floor, Nomin department store, 3th khoroo, Chingeltei district, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Post box
Central post office box 633, Ulaanbaatar – 15160