Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal

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#6 of 24 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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  • The shimmering lake with dual shades was like a jewel .....the blue skies above and the ger on the banks looked so perfect. took a boat ride and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  more »
  • A visit to Lake Hovsgol is highly recommended. The sister lake to Russia's Lake Baikal, Lake Khovsgol is breathtaking. Take in the scenery and crystal clear water. All year round, Lake Khovsgol has so...  more »
  • Huge lake surrounded by the Siberian taiga and backed on its W side by rugged mountains. Worth exploring the coastline and the forest paths. Peaceful and beautiful.  more »
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