Mongolian Blue Pearl Khuvsgul lake tour, 12 Days

The nature beauty is one of the well known destinations for tourists who wants to travel Mongolia. There are fresh water Khuvsgul lake, Reindeer people, full fished Tsagaan lake, Salmon and huge taimen can also be found in the lake, Darkhad Depression (Valley) is one of Mongolia's strongest center of shamanism.

Khuvsgul lake 1% of world freshwater resources alone and Khuvsgul province described as a “Mongolian Switzerland” by travelers from all over the world. The largest forest areas of Mongolia are located around and to the north of the lake, extending the southern Siberian Taiga region.

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar city

Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia. Vibrant conjunction of traditional and 21st-century lifestyles typify the modern city. It is Mongolia’s largest city. As of 2012, around 45.8% of the Mongolian total population was living in the capital. Ger district in Ulaanbaatar city has been expanding due to income level of families moved from rural areas to the city and newly established family. According to the statistical information, 47.2% of Ulaanbaatar’s total population were born and raised in the city without moving and living anywhere else, indicating that almost 50% of the other part have migrated to the city after 1990.

Day 2. Khustai National Park

The Mongolian Government declared Hustai National Park as a Specially Protected Area in 1993, one year after the initiation of the reintroduction project of the Takhi (Przewalski's horse) to the Khustai National Park. The HNP covers 50,600 km2 land which is home to 459 species of vascular plants, 85 species of lichens, 90 species of moss and 33 species of mushrooms. 44 species of mammals have been recorded, including red deer, Mongolian gazelle, roe deer, wild boar, wild sheep, ibex, Mongolian marmots, grey wolves, Eurasian lynx, Pallas cat, red fox, corsac fox and Eurasian badger. Khustai National Park is the home to wild horses called Przewalski horses or takhi, in Mongolian.

Day 3. Elsen tasarkhai

Elsen tasarkhai (Sand dune - Mini Gobi) is a part of the Mongol Els sand dunes, which stretch from the Tuv, Uvurkhangai, and Bulgan provinces all the way west to become part of the Khugnu Khan mountain range. The sand dunes are 80 km long total. Dividing the southern part of the sand dunes with the so-called northern Mongolian sand, Khugnu Tarna is a main road. River Tarnat flows in the western part of the sand dunes, it is sodden under its surfaces, so shrubberies such as willow, elm, dogwood, shrubbery grow there. In the north there is the rocky and woody mountain “Khugnu khaan”. The widest section of the sand dune is located in the Ikh Mongol mountain area and covers an area of 9-10 km2.

Day 4. Erdenezuu monastery

Kharkhorin is a town in Uvurkhangai Province in Mongolia. The population of Kharkhorin town itself was 8,977 in 2003 and covered an area of 20.5 km2. Kharkhorin is located at the lower end of the upper valley of the Orkhon River which is included within UNESCO's World Heritage Site Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape. Nearby are the ruins of the ancient town of Karakorum (also known as Kharkhorum or Qara Qorum) which, for a short time, served as the capital of the Mongol Empire under Ogedei Khan. Another Kharkhorin landmark is Erdene Zuu monastery and its famous phallic rock. Erdene Zuu Khiid - The first Buddhist monastery called Erdene-Zuu was built on ruins of Kharkhorin.

Day 5. Taikhar rock

A large rock stands out in the middle of a plain in Mongolia. The Taikhar rock is covered with inscriptions dating back as far as Turkic rule in Mongolia. Long time ago there lived a hero here called Bukhbileg (“Strong and wise”). Suddenly a large snake started to come out from under the earth. Bukebileg did not like this, and he pushed back the snake from where it came, and then he closed the mouth of its cave with this rock which has been standing here ever since. Not far from the rock there is a small mountain called Altan sandali (“Golden throne”), of which tradition says that Bukhebileg took a rest on it, while washing his hands in the nearby Tamir river.

Day 6. Terkhiin Tsagaan lake

Terkhiin Tsagaan lake, ”White Lake of the Terkh River”, is located 2060 metres above the sea level. It’s the jewel of Arkhangai and one of the most beautiful lakes of the country. The eruption of Khorgo Volcano explains the presence of the lake. Besides, it’s surrounded with other extinct volcanoes. It extends on 16 kilometres long and 4 to 10 kilometres wide. It covers an area of 61 square kilometres, average depth is 20 metres. In the Khorgo – Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park, we can also see and make the ascent of Khorgo Volcano that is an extinct volcano reaching its highest point at 2240 metres, located East from Terkhiin Tsagaan. This easy 16-kilometres hike will lead you to the summit of this extinct volcano covered with basalt that was active 8000 years ago. Its crater measures 200 metres in diameter and 70 to 80 metres in depth, and it is surrounded with small copses of trees.

Day 7. Jargal Jiguur Hot Spring

Jargal Jiguur hot spring, sulphar spring that emerge from the ground (150m) at 70 degree Celsius. Jargal Jiguur hot spring, sulphar spring that emerge from the ground (150m) at 70 degree Celsius.

Day 8,9. Khuvsgul lake

Khuvsgul Lake is 1,645 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. Its watershed is relatively small, and it only has small tributaries. It gets drained at the south end by the Egiin Gol, which connects to the Selenge and ultimately into Lake Baikal. In between, the water travels a distance of more than 1,000 km, and a height difference of 1,169 m, although the line-of-sight distance is only about 200 km. The highest mountain is the Burenkhaan / Munkh Saridag (3,492 m), which has its peak north of the lake exactly on the Russian-Mongolian border. The surface of the lake freezes over completely in winter. The region hosts three separate, unique peoples: Darkhad, Buriat and Tsaatan. Shamanism, rather than Buddhism, is the religion of choice in these parts.

Day 10. Khanui river

Khanui River is a river flowing down through the valleys of the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia. It starts in the Chuluut sum of Arkhangai aimag at the north slopes of the Khan-Undur mountain. It passes next to the center of Erdenemandal sum, and ends in the Khishig-Öndör sum of Bulgan aimag where it discharges into the Selenge.

Day 11. Amarbayasgalant monastery

The monastery was established and funded by order of Manchu Yongzheng Emperor (and completed under his successor the Qianlong Emperor) to serve as a final resting place for Zanabazar (1635–1723), the first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu, or spiritual head of Tibetan Buddhism for the Khalkha in Outer Mongolia and a spiritual mentor to both emperors' ancestor, the Kangxi Emperor. Tradition holds that while searching for an appropriate site to build the monastery, the exploratory group came across two young boys, Amur and Bayasqulangtu, playing on the steppe. They were inspired to build the monastery on that very spot and to name it after the two children, Amur-Bayasqulangtu. Construction took place between 1727 and 1736 and Zanabazar's remains were transferred there in 1779.

Day 12. Ulaanbaatar city

Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia. Vibrant conjunction of traditional and 21st-century lifestyles typify the modern city. It is Mongolia’s largest city. As of 2012, around 45.8% of the Mongolian total population was living in the capital. Ger district in Ulaanbaatar city has been expanding due to income level of families moved from rural areas to the city and newly established family. According to the statistical information, 47.2% of Ulaanbaatar’s total population were born and raised in the city without moving and living anywhere else, indicating that almost 50% of the other part have migrated to the city after 1990.

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Number of days: 12
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
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