Khuvsgul lake tour

  • Duration: 7 days tour
  • Availability: June to August is the best season
  • Begin and end: Ulaanbaatar city
  • Tour type: Khuvsgul lake tour
  • Price: 1510$ p/p

Our highlights

  • Khuvsgul Lake: The largest freshwater lake in Mongolia, second only to Lake Baikal in the Baikal Rift System.
  • Reindeer Herders: Meet the Tsaatan people and learn about their unique way of life.
  • Deer Stones: Ancient monuments that provide a glimpse into Mongolia’s rich history.
  • Horseback Riding: Experience the traditional mode of transportation in Mongolia.
  • Photo Opportunities: Capture breathtaking landscapes and wildlife.


Lake Khovsgol, often hailed as the “Blue Pearl” of Mongolia, is nestled amidst dense forests, majestic mountain ranges, and pristine lakes, making it a stunning natural wonder in Northern Mongolia. This Khuvsgul Lake tour offers an extraordinary experience, combining the serenity of Mongolia’s northern landscapes with cultural encounters and outdoor adventures.

Nestled in Khuvsgul Province, Khuvsgul Lake is a pristine freshwater lake surrounded by the majestic Sayan Mountains and the dense taiga forest.

This Khuvsgul Lake tour is a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and nature. From the serene beauty of Khuvsgul Lake to the rich cultural experiences with local communities, this tour offers a unique opportunity to explore one of Mongolia’s most stunning regions.

Whether you’re hiking through the taiga forest, riding horses along the lakeshore, or engaging with reindeer herders, every moment of this journey is designed to leave you with unforgettable memories. Join us on this remarkable trip and discover the hidden gems of northern Mongolia.


Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

  • Morning drive: Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital.
  • City tour: Explore the highlights of Ulaanbaatar, including Sukhbaatar Square and the National History Museum.
  • Welcome dinner: Enjoy a traditional Mongolian meal at a local restaurant.

Day 2: Fly to Murun

  • Domestic flight: Transfer to the airport for a flight to Murun, the capital of Khuvsgul Province.
  • Drive to Khuvsgul Lake: Upon arrival, drive to Khuvsgul Lake, located in northern Mongolia.
  • Accommodation: Check into a comfortable ger camp by the lake.

Day 3: Explore Khuvsgul Lake

  • Lake tour: Spend the day exploring the beautiful Khuvsgul Lake by boat.
  • Photo opportunities: Capture the stunning landscapes of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

Day 4: Visit Reindeer Herders

  • Journey: Travel to visit the Tsaatan reindeer herders in the taiga forest.
  • Cultural exchange: Learn about the traditional lifestyle and customs of the reindeer herders.
  • Horseback riding: Experience horseback riding in the siberian taiga.

Day 5: Hiking and Horse Riding

  • Hiking: Hike through the mountainous terrain around Khuvsgul Lake.
  • Horse riding: Enjoy a scenic horse ride along the lakeshore.
  • Local ger camp: Return to your local ger camp for the night.

Day 6: Deer Stones and Historical Sites

  • Visit: Explore the ancient deer stones and other historical sites in the area.
  • Nature: Enjoy the pristine nature and the tranquility of the Mongolian countryside.

Day 7: Return to Murun

  • Morning drive: Drive back to Murun.
  • Domestic flight: Fly back to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Dinner day: Have a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Best time to visit: The tour is best enjoyed during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Temperature: Be prepared for varying temperatures, especially in the evenings and mornings.

Travel pace: The itinerary is designed to be flexible, allowing you to explore at your own pace.

Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation in hotels and ger camps.
  • Meals: Full board, including welcome dinner and lunch day meals.
  • Transportation: Domestic flights, ground transportation, and boat trips.
  • Activities: Guided tours, hiking, horseback riding, and cultural visits.
  • Local guide: Professional English-speaking guide throughout the trip.
  • Entrance fees: All national park and site entrance fees.

Tour price excludes

  • International flights: Travel to and from Mongolia.
  • Personal expenses: Souvenirs, additional drinks, and other personal items.
  • Travel insurance: Mandatory travel insurance coverage.
  • Optional activities: Activities not included in the itinerary.

Tour details:

Clothing: Warm layers, waterproof jacket, and comfortable hiking boots.

Sun protection: Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Essentials: Personal medications, toiletries, and a reusable water bottle.

Ger camps: Shared toilet facilities at the ger camps.

Hotels: Standard hotel bathroom amenities.

Tourist camps: Basic toilet facilities at tourist camps.

During the tour you will visit the places that are famous to the locals and are an important part of the city’s culture.

Guiding: Providing knowledgeable and friendly local guides.

Safety: Ensuring your safety and well-being throughout the trip.

Logistics: Managing all travel logistics and arrangements.

Respect: Respect local customs and traditions.

Participation: Actively participate in all activities and follow the guide’s instructions.

Sustainability: Minimize environmental impact and practice sustainable travel.

Please check the weather forecast once you have chosen your tour date. And try to pack an extra jacket for the evenings.

We kindly ask you to pay a deposit to confirm your trip.

The remein balance can be paid 7 days before the start of the tour (but we are very flexible with payment terms)

Here is our cancellation policy that we recommend our clients follow.

Cancelling the tour within more than 2 months, 50% of your deposit payment will be reinbussed.

Cancelling the tour less than one month, the deposit payment will not be reinbussed.

Ger camps: Stay in comfortable ger camps near Khuvsgul Lake.

Hotels: Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar and Murun.

Local ger camp: Experience the traditional Mongolian ger lifestyle.

Traditional Mongolian: Experience traditional Mongolian cuisine throughout the tour.

Local restaurant: Enjoy meals at local restaurants and tourist camps.

Freshwater lake: Fish from Khuvsgul Lake may be included in some meals.

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