Khuvsgul Lake

Khuvsgul lake

Khuvsgul Lake

Khuvsgul Lake National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in Mongolia. This lake is known as the second clearest water lake in the world after Baikal Lake in Russia. Water is crystal clear so that you can see the bottom of the lake when you are sailing. Khuvsgul Lake located in the high mountain area in northern Mongolia, Khuvsgul is thought to be approximately 2 to 5 million years old. It holds approximately 2% of the earth’s liquid surface freshwater and almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water. The oval-shaped lake is 36.5 km wide, 136 km long and 262 meters deep. The volume of water is 381 square km. Ninety-six rivers and streams drain into the Khuvsgul but only one, the Egiin Gol river drains from the lake. The area surrounding Khuvsgul Lake has been protected as a National Conservation Park in 1992. Khuvsgul Lake is surrounded by majestic mountains covered with thick pine and larch forests where the unique wildlife of the region flourishes.
There is an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the lifestyle and traditions of reindeer breeders who live in the mountain forests close to the lake. Northern Mongolia Tour

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