7 Things to do in Khuvsgul lake basin

Khuvsgul is the deepest and largest fresh water lake in Mongolia which locals call 'Mother Sea', has a secret trail that you can walk along. Khuvsgul is the 14th largest fresh-water lake in the world by volume and its 380 cubic kilometers of water make up over 1% of the world’s fresh water reserve.
east coast of Khuvsgul lake

7 Things to do in Khuvsgul lake area

1.Sailing & Boating

Once you reached the Khuvsgul Lake, do not miss the chance to travel by old ship Sukhbaatar or boating trips on the crystal clear water of the lake. By boat, you can travel to the number of small islands and explore wildlife there.


2.Freshwater diving
Diving at Khuvsgul crystal clear is suitable for beginners as well as experienced divers who want to explore scenery below the surface. In summer months (Jun to Sep) is the suitable time for dive and water temperature at 10-15 meter depth will be around -10 to -20 degree Celsius depending on the season. Therefore you need high-end gears, drysuits, undergarments and guidance of dive master.


3.Horseback riding
Traveling by horse in northern Mongolia is not just an adventure or holiday, but it is the opportunity to explore the wilderness and immersing yourself with cultures among Darkhad depression & Khuvsgul lake area. In the area, it is able to spend a couple of hours to a number of days on horseback.


4.Hiking in forest
Nature lover love hiking. To enjoy the wide horizon of the lake, hiking to the higher points among the shorelines the best choice. A number of peaks such as Chichuu, Jankhai elevated no higher than 2420 meters are the fitting route for a full day hiking.


5.Wildlife watching
If you are a wildlife lover, or photographer, the road to Khuvsgul Lake definitely. There are 68 species of mammals, including ibex, argali sheep, elk, reindeer, musk deer, brown bear, lynx, marten, wolf, beaver, moose, 244 species of birds inhabit the lake and its surrounding area and the lake itself is habitat for 9 species of fish, including Siberian grayling and lenok and


6. Visit Tsaatan
Tsaatan well known as reindeer herders live in the most rugged, taiga-forested mountains to the northwest of the Khuvsgul Lake.


7. Meet Shaman
Besides the beauty of nature, cultures among Khuvsgul lake area is fascinating.  Various ethnic groups including Darkhad and Tsaatan people practice shamanism and worship natural spirits.

Simply just find a comfortable place to sit & enjoy the pristine nature.