A perfect destination for lovers of the outdoors

          Drive toward Murun, where you will get taste of Khuvsgul’s mountain beauty and the lake called as “Blue Pearl of Asia”. The surrounding terrain is mountainous and peaks which have panoramic views of Khordil Sardig ranges and Bayan mountain ranges, along the west shore of the lake. The water is so pristine and crystal clean as it embraces you. Khuvsgul lake is the most outstanding example of a freshwater ecosystem on the basis of natural criteria as well as the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful during winter and summer.  


The lake lies in the southern Siberian zone, and an area extends from north to south with 136km and stretches from west to east 36.5km at the elevation of 1645m above sea level. It is the oldest lake in Mongolia (23 million years old) from the pressure of the same tectonic forces as a gigantic Lake Baikal which located 195 kilometers to the North as much as it’s the deepest continental body of water, having a 267metres (876 feet). It is also Asian second largest fresh water lake by volume of 380km3, containing about 93.6 % of Mongolia’s fresh water and 1% of all fresh water in the world. Into Khuvsgul lake flow more than 40 rivers and streams, only one river Egiin Gol exits from it.


Lake lies in a deep structural hollow surrounded by several mountain ranges were formed by the Earth’s crust fracturing and moving, some of which rise more than 3490m (Munkh Saridag). Climate is much changeable because of surrounding territory and cold winter climate dominates in the area. Winter air temperatures average -25C, and summer temperatures average +20C. The lake surface freezes in September but completely covered by 1.0-1.5m thick ice in November and thaws in May. During winter, the locals drive on the thick ice because of spending less time on waterway than roadway.

The environment

The protection of natural resources in the area began with the establishment of National Park in 1992. An outstanding variety f endemic flora and fauna which is rich and various such as land-based species around the lake include marmot, wild sheep, ibex, red and roe deer, brown bear, Siberian moose, sable, wolf and fox. Unique fishes to the lake are omul salmon, graying, sturgeon, burbot and lenok. There are more than 244 bird species in the Khuvsgul area include eagles, kites, swans, cranes and wide variety of Anseriformes. There are dozens of tree species, including Siberian larch, cedar, pine, fir, birch and spruce.   

This remarkable lake is a one of Mongolian’s holy place where people through over the centuries prayed to the lake and believed in its power as well as it’s a home for Mongolian Shaman.