Northern Mongolia - The Great Mongolian Adventures

Northern Mongolia


         Northern Mongolia is famous for its crystal clear lake Khuvsgul, Incredible mountain range Khoridol Saridag here there are up to 70m tall waterfalls, hundreds of rivers, Taiga - thick coniferous forest, marvel of wilderness Darkhad valley with Darkhad and Tsaatan people - the reindeer herders, Darkhad people are the Mongolian ancient shamans, and there are rarest animals such as snow leopard, red deer, reindeer, brown bear, wild goat, snow goose. One of the must-visit destination for any travelers who venture magnificent Mongolia. 
Khuvsgul lake:
Locals call it Khuvsgul sea for a good reason, Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia's largest and deepest pure water lake. it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baykal Russia and located 101km from Moron city - the capital of Khuvsgul province. It is one of the seventeen ancient lakes of the world. Estimated more than 2 million years old. Khuvsgul basin is a very fragile ecosystem. Huvsgul lake cleans itself once in 500 years. Only Egiin Gol /Eg river/ flows out from Huvsgul lake although total 111 rivers flow in Huvsgul lake. The total area of the lake is 2760 sq km and stands at 1645 m.a.s.l. Lake gets frozen from January to May. 
A ferryboat operates between Khatgal and Khankh villages. Follow the cultural events on the ship "Sukhbaatar", visit the village of Tsaatan people, enjoy mini Naadam festivals, Tsaatan's deer racing and participate in meetings with shamans. Other activities include fishing which is allowed in the national park. Fishes are abundant in the lake: Taimen, Siberian Whitefish, Siberian grayling, Lenok, Umber, Baigali Omul, River Perch. Lake Khuvsgul is an important migration route for birds from Siberia.
Darkhad valley:
The Darkhad valley is a large valley in northwestern Khuvsgul province, Mongolia. It is situated between the Ulaan Taiga and Khoridol Saridag ranges at an altitude of about 1600 m, 160 km long and 40 km wide. The Khoridol Saridag mountains are a 90 km long mountain range between Khuvsgul Lake and the Darkhad valley. The highest peak is Delgerkhaan Uul (3093m). The view from the valley mountains is all about the incredible scenery. The valley is rich in lakes and rivers, the biggest of which is Dood Tsagaan lake and Shishged river, respectively. The area is famous for its natural beauty but relatively remote and hard to reach. Inhabitants are mainly Darkhad (whom the valley"s name derives from), and Tsaatan people.

Highlights of Mongolia 14 Days

The Gobi desert's highlighted and must-see places are all included in the itinerary, therefore, we will spend 5 days in the Gobi desert. From the 6th day, we will enter the Khangai mountains which will be 5 days tour through Central Mongolia. We will spend 2 whole days in the Khuvsgul lake and visit the highlighted beaches and islands and experience featured adventures then through the natural wonders we go back to Ulaanbaatar city. The city tour will be on the last day, the 14th day of the tour. We will see the most incredible, awe-inspiring places with the most friendly, and wonderful people on earth. On the road, we will visit as many as 9 nomadic families and get in-depth cultural experiences like never seen before. Lastly, we added Mongolian Shaman counsel activity into our itinerary for it is very unique, magical and once in a lifetime experience for blessed ones. The price 2500 EUR is for the sole traveler. When group number adds price will decrease significantly. Read more information below:

Highlights of Mongolia 12 Days

Comfortable Highlighted and must-see places of Gobi desert is all included in the itinerary Khangai mountains - highlighted places such as Kharkhorin town (Karakorum), Tsenkher hot springs, Taikhar rock, Bulgan mountain, Khorgo Terkhi National Park. At Khuvsgul lake - we will spend 1 whole day and visit the highlighted places and featured activities. On the road, we will visit as many as 7 nomadic families and look into how they live and get in-depth cultural experiences. Half of the road and long distance days will be on asphalt road. Lastly, we added Mongolian shaman meeting into our itinerary for it is very unique, and truly magical experience that you can only experience in Mongolia.

Khuvsgul Shaman Experience 10 days

Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It 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 freshwater 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. Its location in northern Mongolia helps form the southern border of the great Siberian taiga forest, of which the dominant tree is the Siberian Larch. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. 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. It's inhabited by nine species of fish including the Siberian grayling, sturgeon and the area is rich with various species of flora and fauna. The area is home to argali wild sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose and wolves. The region hosts three separate, unique people: Darkhad, Buryat and Tsaatan. Shamanism is the most popular religion in Khuvsgul area. 

Khuvsgul Bike Challenge

The Lake Khuvsgul is the world’s freshest lake that is absolutely amazingly beautiful virgin natural location in the territory of northern Mongolia. It is the main tourism region that bounded by classic formation of forests, which have inspired the eyesight and spirit of the tourists from all over the world many years and the average winter temperature of a daytime of “Mongolian Switzerland” is – 15°C to – 25°C and at nights from – 25°C to – 40°C, sometimes, there is snow storm up to 20 m/s. We are pleased to offer you the tour riding on the glassy ice heading with the great desire to overcome obstacles by mobilizing your strength and dexterity with this winter freezing cold challenge. Mongolian Khuvsgul Ice Bike Challenge is circle ride of 271 km (169 miles) distance on the ice for four days, averagely, 67 km per day. We are happy to offer you to join the brave team consisting skilful riders all over the world who will challenge their dexterity, strength and courage. The “Ice Festival” has been organized by the Governor’s Office of Khuvsgul province and Khuvsgul province. Tourism Association, jointly for 15 years and it aims to introduce Mongolia throughout the world besides playing important role in developing the tourism. Therefore International Bike Tour Association plans to contribute it by participating in the Ice Festival with bike tour challenge, the new kind of tourism and we intend to organize the tour, annually.  The mission of the tour exists on contributing to the fights against the global warming, particularly, promoting the public awareness on saving water and decreasing the consumptions of vehicles and coal. We welcome you to the adventure tour that will bring you unforgettable memories in your life.  235 euro (per biker) from your tour fee will be dedicated to the contribution of the fights against the global warming.  

Khuvsgul Loop 10 Days

Khuvsgul Lake is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It 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 freshwater 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. Its location in northern Mongolia helps form the southern border of the great Siberian taiga forest, of which the dominant tree is the Siberian Larch. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. 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. It's inhabited by nine species of fish including the Siberian grayling, sturgeon and lenok and the area is rich with various species of flora and fauna. And the area is home to argali wild sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose and wolves. The region hosts three separate, unique people: Darkhad, Buryat and Tsaatan. Shamanism, rather than Buddhism, is the religion of choice in these parts of Mongolia.

Beauty of lake Khuvsgul 10 Days

The Khuvsgul lake is located in the northwest of Mongolia near the border to Russia, at the foot of the eastern Sayan Mountains. It 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. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. The highest mountain is the Burenkhaan/Munkh Saridag (3,492 m). The lake is inhabited by nine species of fish, including the Siberian grayling, sturgeon, and lenok and the area is rich with various species of flora and fauna. You will see one of the nicest sceneries and landscapes Mongolia has to offer. The area is home to the famous argali sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose, and wolves. The region hosts three separate, unique people: Darkhad, Buryat, and Tsaatan. Shamanism is the religion of choice in these parts, we will visit all the sites and cultural features that lake Khuvsgul has to offer.

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