Lake Khuvsgul is known as Asian Switzerland and the Asian blue pearl. It is 1645 meters above sea level, 136 km long and 262 meters deep. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia and contains 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. Geologists say the lake is connected the Baikal Lake underground. Over 46 streams pour into Khuvsgul Lake that contains 12 species of fish, 4 large islands, and 70 percent of the lake is more than 100 meters deep, clear water reaches 24 meters. By the end of the November, water freezes completely 1 m thick ice. The lake is surrounded by high mountains which is 3000-3200 meters above sea level. Khuvsgul Lake has a legend about why Mongolians call the lake as an ocean Khuvsgul.

When Mongolia was under the Manchu depression, they were imposing tax from the natural resources to worsen Mongolian economy. Local people were angry about it and arguing Khuvsgul is not a lake, it is an ocean. The Manchu asked Mongolians how you prove the Lake is an ocean. They answered Khuvsgul is poured by the 100 rivers so it must be an ocean. Manchu officers knew about it, so they decided to count the rivers. The local residents live by the lake did a religious ceremony asking from the god to rain and flood the lake. According to locals wish, it was poured and surrounding area was flooded. Then Manchurians stopped to get tax and it was named as Khuvsgul Ocean.

Tourists come to the lake not only seeing but also relaxing and 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 also it is very famous in the world. You can visit to the reindeer people who still keep the ancient shaman rituals in Shishged khotgor.