Lake Khuvsgul is known as the "Blue Peal of Mongolia" and "Mother Ocean" by the locals situated 2000 meters above sea level and located in the nothernmost province of Mongolia, Khuvsgul aimag. The lake remains frozen from January till late May and it becomes a temporary land route for transportation of goods over its icy cover. The Ice festival which attracts many spectators takes place there. This pristine lake untouched by industry pollution and modern urban life is so clear that one can see the underwater details and the fish very clearly. The lake holds 1.5 percent of world's fresh water reserve. Sereral ethnic groups live around the lake such as Darkhad, who retain their shamanic tradition, hardworking and industrious Buriats who inhabit the northern shore. The most famous are Dukha (also known as Tsaatan), reindeer herders who live in Gers that look similar to Native American teepees; their life revolves around reindeers and their migration routes. Sadly, this lifestyle is now being threatened by the encroachment of the modern world.
Day 1 Khuvsgul province:
Transfer to airport to take flight to Murun town, the capital of Khuvsgul province. Upon arrival drive to the ger camp located at lake Khuvsgul Dinner and overnight stay in a ger camp (L/D)
Day 2 Khuvsgul province:
Breakfast at the camp. Full day to explore the breathtakingly beautiful lake shore. Swimming, horse riding and boat riding options will be present. Activities such as hiking and taking photos along the shorelines, a home to rich wildlife and birds, can also be a valuable experience. Dinner and overnight at base camp (B/L/D)
Day 3 Ulaanbaatar:
Early breakfast at the ger camp. Drive back to Murun town to catch a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival. (B)
Package price in USD, per person:
1pax: USD 920
2pax: USD 730
3-5pax: USD 530
Price included: excursions as per itinerary, meals as mentioned, ger camp accommodation, entrance fees to monasteries and national parks, Khuvsgul RT airfare, guide service and all transfers.
Available: April 15 - October 01
Discounts: 35% off for children under 2-4 years old
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.