TIC 11.1 (KHUVSGUL LAKE & TSAATAN PEOPLE)

KHUVSGUL LAKE: Khuvsgul lake is known as Asian Switzerland and the Asian blue pearl. It is 1645 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. The lake formed about 7 million years ago, it connected under the Baikal Lake. Over 46 streams pour into Khuvsgul lake, occupy for 1% of the fresh water, 12 species of fish, 4 large islands, and 70 percent of the lake is more than 100 m deep, clear water reaches 24 m. By the end of the November, water freezes completely 1 m thick ice. Surrounded by high mountains which is 3000-3200 m high Khuvsgul lake has a legend about lifted for “sea”. There is a legend about how Khuvsgul as known as ocean.


When Mongolia was under the Manchu depression they were imposing tax from the natural resources, and worsening Mongolian economy. Local people were angry about it and arguing Khuvsgul is not a lake it is an ocean. The Manchu asked how you would prove it. They answered Khuvsgul pours into the 100 rivers because it’s an ocean. Manchu officers knew about it, so they decided to count the rivers. The local residents live by the lake had a religious ceremony asking from the god to rain and flood the lake. After the rain, surrounding area was flooded. That is why the Manchu people stopped to tax it and named as Khuvsgul Ocean.


Tourists come to see the lake, relaxing, traveling by modern motor boats to the island in the middle of the lake. You can travel by the “Sukhbaatar” ship running since 1910, for continually 30 years. Khuvsgul is famous not only in Mongolia but also it is very famous in the world. You can visit to the reindeer people which still keep the ancient shaman rituals in Shishget khotgor.

 


11 DAYS TOUR: KHUVSGUL LAKE & TSAATAN PEOPLE

Horse riding tour (10 nights, 11 days)

 

     Days

Route (By car 300 km)

Overnight

Day 1

By bus to Khuvsgul province (900km) Arrival at 22:00. 

Guest house

Day 2

Drive to Tsagaan nuur town. By car 150km

Herder’s family

Day 3

By horse to Hogorog. By horse 40km

Herder’s family

Day 4

By horse to the West Taiga and watch Taiga animals. By horse 30km

Reindeer’s tent

Day 5

Visiting Tsaatan people. Enjoy your own.

Reindeer’s tent

Day 6

By horse to the Shishged river. By horse 35km

Herder’s family

Day 7

By horse to the Renchinlkhumbe town’s Tsanttolgoi. By horse 40km

Herder’s family

Day 8

Drive to the Khatgal town & Khuvsgul lake. By Car 150km

Tourist camp

Day 9

Travelling around Khuvsgul lake. Boat trip.

Tourist camp

Day 10

Drive to the Murun. By bus to UB at 15:00pm.

In bus

Day 11

Arrive at 8:00 am in UB. (900km)

 

 

Price:

  • 1 pax = 1570 $
  • 2 pax =   980 $ (Per person)
  • 3 pax =   775 $ (Per person)
  • 4 pax =   670 $ (Per person)

 

Including: Local bus ticket, local chauffeured vehicle, gasoline, interpreter guide, Mongolian family, tourist camp, guest house, reindeer's tent, breakfast, lunch, dinner, visit to nomads, horseback riding, horse guide, tax for national park & road taxes.

 

Excluding: Video & photo taxes, drinks, emergency land rescue if required, tips etc ….


 


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