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Discover a part of ancient history at Khovsgol Lake

Discover a part of ancient history at Khovsgol Lake

Alexandra 3 months ago
By Alexandra | Wednesday 6 December, 2017 6 December, 2017
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When you find yourself in Mongolia, there truly are no shortages of natural wonders to see, local culture to experience or tracks to trek. 

If you have the time, and derived from the Tuvan language words “Blue Lake”, the national park “Khovsgol Lake”, situated in the northwest of Mongolia is well worth it. Near the Russian border and nestled at the foot of the “Sayan Mountains”, this particular lake is one of the seventeen ancient lakes in the world. Over two million years old, Khovsgol Lake is Mongolia’s most significant drinking reserve, and the water is safe to drink without any treatment. 

The national park is protected, and vast in size and scope. To give you some idea of how great it really is, the area itself is larger than Yellowstone National Park in the United States.

With natural wonder comes wildlife, and during your visit there is plenty to see, so be sure to keep an eye out for brown bears, ibex, Siberian moose, wolves and musk deer, among others!

During the late 90’s, the Khovsgol Long-Term Ecological Research Site (or LTERS for short) was set up, highlighting the importance of the area. LTERS was created with the aim of nurturing and sustaining Mongolia’s environmental infrastructure, as well as creating and introducing sustainable responses to the environmental challenges the great Lake faces.  

So why wait to experience some of the most stunning landscape you are ever likely to see? This is Mongolia at it’s most natural, scenic, wonderful self. 

To book your Khovsgol trip, visit Khovsgol tours.