Trekking to Khovsgol Lake
(11 days)

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Detailed description


Flight to Moron

We will travel from Ulaanbaatar to Moron, the capital of Khovsgol province. Our team will meet you at the airport and drive you 40 kilometers north of Moron to the trekking point and we will be welcomed by our host families.

The Khovsgol Lake, Mongolia’s blue pearl, is a massive 2.760 square km alpine lake (130 km long and 40 km wide), surrounded by more than 2.000-meter-high mountain chains, dense pine forests, and green meadows with grazing yaks and horses. The lake receives crystal clear water from over 100 small rivers and streams. Just one river, the Egiin, drains the lake, and its waters gradually meet Baikal Lake.

Fun fact: The lake stores approximately 1.5 percent of the world’s fresh water (excluding water contained in icecaps). The lake and rivers are home to a dozen different fish species.

(Family staying L, D)

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Spend a day with Nomads

Today we will spend the whole day with our hosts, engaging in a variety of regular activities performed by herders. The cattle will return to camp in the evening, and we will learn how to milk them. Enjoy some delicious new dairy products that you helped to create.

(Family staying B, L, D)

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Trekking along Egiin River

After breakfast, we’ll set out on our journey. Our hike will begin by following the Egiin River. Normally Throughout the trek, we will have opportunities to fish or swim. Please remember to bring your fishing equipment if you want to go fishing. For the next four days, we’ll continue our journey along the Egiin River. Along the way, we’ll stop at a few gers to get a glimpse of Central Asian nomadic life.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Trekking along Khovsgol Lake

We’ll continue riding along the western shore of Khovsgol Lake for three more days, taking in the views of Mongolia’s blue pearls.

There’s a good chance we’ll run into some Tsaatan families living along Khovsgol Lake’s shores. The Mongolian minor ethnic group known as Tsaatan or Dukha, one of the world’s last remaining reindeer herders, lives in this remote and wild area. Shamanism, an ancient spiritual tradition focused on nature worship, guides their peculiar way of life, which is centered and arranged around reindeer.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Drive back to Moron

We’ll return to Moron by car. We’ll stop at the Uushig Deer Stone complex along the way. Evidence of Prehistoric people’s art work known as deer stones and burial mounds.

(Hotel B, L, D)

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Flight to Ulaanbaatar

The time has come to leave and fly back to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital. You can use your free afternoon to see as you fit. You could always go see the lovely cultural show and admire the contortionists while watching colorful and rhythmic Mongolian dances.

(B, L,)