Khovsgol Nuur, Khovsgol Province

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Enjoy pristine nature at Khovsgol Nuur, one of the clearest lakes in the world and the largest lake in Mongolia. Known as the "Dark Blue Pearl of Mongolia," this ancient 125 km (78 mi) long lake stands at the foot of the Sayan Mountains, close to the Russian border. Surrounded by the Khoridol Saridag mountains rising to 3,093 m (10,148 ft), the lake serves as a transition zone between steppe and taiga landscape. You can rent fishing gear and try to catch some perch, burbot, lenok, salmon and sturgeon. The endangered and endemic Havsgol grayling also inhabits the lake. If you don't want to go fishing yourself, you can buy fish from local markets and have a barbecue. Take a boat trip to Cormorant Island, enjoying the clarity of the water and the wildlife that thrives in it. To visit Khovsgol Nuur on your trip to Khovsgol Province, use our Khovsgol Province trip planner .
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  • Known as the Blue Pearl of the Mongolia, Enjoyed it. Because you got to see a lot of beautiful scenery.  more »
  • The Mi-Jin of the lake is 渾, or silence, or frost and snow, all worth the savor. Or riding horses, or walking, or riding a bicycle, can roam the lake on the most leisurely pace!
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  • Most wonderful place to attract domestic as well as foreign tourists. It is famous about the lake`s pure water and beautiful sightseeing  more »
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