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.
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.
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.