EXPLORING TOUR TO BLUE PEARL
Day 1. Drive to Ogii Lake
After breakfast we will drive to Ogii Lake which is 25 km long and 5.3 km wide 15.3 meter deep fresh water lake. Lake is known for its fish.
Day 2. Drive to Rashaant village
The Rashaant sum or village was found in 1931 near the Khyalganat monastery which had been found in 1915. The village has 3300 inhabitants. Spend a night near river Khanui.
Day 3. Drive to Khovsgol Lake
Khovsgol Lake is one of the largest lakes of Mongolia, known as “The Dark Blue Pearl”.
Try to imagine a 2760 sq km alpine lake, with water so pure you can drink it. Khovsgol Nuur is in surface area this is the second largest lake (136km long and 30km wide) in Mongolia.
Khovsgol Nuur (Khuvsgul Lake) is the deepest lake (up to 262m) in Central Asia, and the world's fourteenth largest source of fresh water - containing between 1% and 2% of the world's fresh water (that's 380,700 billion liters of water). Geologically speaking, Khovsgol (Khuvsgul) is the younger sibling of Lake Baikal.
The lake is now part of the Khovsgol Lake National Park (established in 1992). Amazing 96 rivers flow into the lake, while only one river Egiin Gol flows out. Khovsgol Lake freezes in winter with 120cm of ice (and may not completely thaw out until early June)
Day 4-7. Enjoy Khowsgol Lake Area.
Horse trekking by day. Hiking, trekking and renting a boat by hour.
Day 8. Drive to Selenge River.
The Selenge River drains into Lake Baikal in Siberia. The Selenge River is 992 kilometers long, of which 593 kilometers flows through Mongolian territory. Baikal Sturgeon, Taimen, Lenok, Sig, Umber, Pike, Siberian Roach, Ide, Bull Ide, Golden Carp, Mirror Carp, Amur Catfish, Burbot and River Perch are the main fish in the Selenge River. The Selenge river basin is important for arable farming.
Day 9. Drive to Amarbaysgalant Monastery
The Amarbayasgalant Monastery was built between 1727 and 1736, it is one of the very few monasteries to have partly escaped the destruction of 1937, after which only the buildings of the central section remained. The monastery was originally built to house the remains of Zanabazar.
Day 10. Have lunch on the way and drive back to UB
The Tour Price includes:
- Driver + 4WD Vehicle + All Petrol
- English or Korean speaking Guide
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Vegetarian or vegan meal are possible)
- Water 1.5L daily
- All entrance fee
- Camel & Horse Riding
The Tour Price doesn't include:
- Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
- Personal items and toiletry
- Optional activity costs
- 2 people 95 USD per person per day
- 3 people 80 USD p.p.p day
- 4 people 70 USD p.p.p day
- 5 people 64 USD p.p.p day
- 6 or more people 59 USD p.p.p day