Trekking to Khovsgol Lake
(11 days)

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Detailed description


Flight to Moron

By plane from Ulaanbaatar we will reach Moron, capital city of Khovsgol province. At airport you will be picked up by our team and start driving to trekking point about 40 km north east of Moron. We will arrive at our host family. Khovsgol Lake is a huge 2.760 square km alpine lake (130 km in length and 40 km in width), surrounded by mountain chains of more than 2.000 meters high, thick pine forests and lush meadow with grazing yaks and horses. More than 100 small rivers and streams feed the lake with crystal clear water. Water exits the lake through only one river, the Egiin, whose waters eventually reach the Baikal Lake. The lake contains about 1.5% of the world’s fresh water (excluding water contained in the icecaps). The lake and rivers are full of fish. Around a dozen species of fish inhabit the lake and rivers. The most well-known are the sturgeon, grayling, lennok, salmon, taimon, etc.

(Family staying L, D)

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Spend a day with Nomads

Today we will spend full day with our hosts and get involved in many variety of daily activities of herders pursue daily. Bring animals to camp in the evening, milk horses, yaks, goats, and sheep. Process milk, make butter, yogurt and cheese. Savour delicious, fresh dairy products you help producing. Fresh yak cream and fresh yogurt are the best you have ever tasted anywhere in the world.

(Family staying B, L, D)

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Trekking along Egiin River

After breakfast we will start our trekking. We will load our gears on pack horses. During the whole trip we will be supported by horsemen and packhorses. The horsemen will be responsible for the horses and, being from the region, they will be our guides.

We’ll start hiking along the Egiin River. During the whole trek we will have time for fishing or swimming. Please bring you fishing equipment. For four more days we will trek along the Egiin River. On the way we will visit many gers and experience the nomadic life of Central Asia. Our translator will help us to forge contact with the local population.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Trekking along Khovsgol Lake

For three more days, we will ride along the western shore of the Khovsgol Lake enjoying the view over the Mongolian blue pearl.

There is a big chance that we will cross some Tsaatan families settled long the shores of the Khovsgol Lake. The remote & wild region is home to Mongolian minor ethnic group known as Tsaatan or Dukha, one of the last remaining reindeer herders of the world. Their unique way of life is centred and structured around reindeer and guided by Shamanism, ancestral spiritual practice based on nature worship.

(Tented Camp B, L, D)

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Drive back to Moron

We will drive back to reach Moron. On the way we will visit the Uushig Deer Stone complex. A complex of deer stones dating back to prehistoric time. Evidence of Prehistoric people’s art work known as deer stones and burial mounds. Overnight in local hotel.

(Hotel B, L, D)

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Flight to Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar. We will drive back to Ulaanbaatar, the capital city. Our team will take you directly to your hotel. You may enjoy the free afternoon to catch up all the places you haven’t visited yet. You might as well check the beautiful cultural show enjoy the colourful and rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing & admire the contortionists.

(B, L,)