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Khuvsgul Lake Mongolia

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Khuvsgul Lake Mongolia

Khuvsgul Lake  is one of the major tourist attractions in Mongolia. It is the second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia. And it holds almost 70% of Mongolia’s fresh water and 0.4% of all the fresh water in the world. Water is crystal clear so that you can see the bottom of the lake when you are sailing.

 The oval-shaped lake is 36.5 km wide, 136 km long and 262 meters deep. And the volume of water is 381 square km. Ninety-six rivers and streams drain into the Khovsgol but only one, the Egiin Gol river drains from the lake. The area surrounding Khuvsgul Lake became a National Conservation Park in 1992.  And Khuvsgul Lake is surrounded by majestic mountains covered with thick pine and larch forests where the unique wildlife of the region flourishes.

And the area is home to Argali sheep; Ibex; Bear; Sable; Moose and Wolves. Also in the province of Khuvsgul are some of the last reindeer herders in the world. They live in the mountain forests close to the lake. So the reindeer herders are divided into two main groups, some tribes inhabit the Western Taiga and some live in the Eastern Taiga. But both groups can get from the Darkhad depression or from Khovsgol Lake by horse.  Don’t miss these things to do in Khuvsgul Lake. Hiking in forests; Horse riding; Sailing and Boating;  Travel Mongolia and Explore Northern Mongolia Tours.

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