Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal

#6 of 27 in Parks in Mongolia
A spectacular landscape full of mountains and fresh water, Lake Hovsgol National Park offers a unique opportunity to explore pristine nature in fantastic scenery centered around Mongolia’s largest and clearest freshwater lake. Explore yurt camps around the lake and visit nomadic Darkhad families, Dukha reindeer herders, or Buryats practicing Shamanism rather than Buddhism. The park features more than 200 species of birds, including the Baikal teal, bar-headed goose, black stork, and Altai snow cock. Go for a hike or a ride on horseback to enjoy wildlife, such as near-sighted wolverines, sable, Mongolian moose, brown bears, ibexes, and argali sheep. With our online itinerary creator, Khatgal attractions like Lake Hovsgol National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • At the entrance to the Park prepare to pay money for entry, fishing and car. Everything is possible in rubles and we have got something in the region of 1000. Then we drove from Hanh to Hatgal around the Great Lake. It was a great adventure, during which there was everything - and mountain rivers and big birds, and rest on the halts and impenetrable mud. Delicious key water. If you decide, I highly recommend before the hike to find out what the weather has been in recent weeks. If there was a lot of rain, the hike should be considered very seriously. On the other hand, the hardest part was an hour's drive from Hanha. It's all there...
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  • If you drive it is far from UB. Maybe you can take a plane. Road from Moron to Khatgal became nearby Khtatgal a stream. Most (but not all) cars passed. The day after situation was slighly better (July...  more »
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