Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khovsgol Province

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#5 of 15 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Lake Hovsgol National Park and other Khovsgol Province attractions using our handy Khovsgol Province vacation generator.
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  • July 18, 2017
    Huvsgul is one of 17 ancient lakes in the world, being more than 2 million years old, and the most pristine (apart from Lake Vostok), as well as being the most significant drinking water reserve of Mo...  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    We had a great time in Hovsgol National Park. While we were there, we visited a Reindeer family and took pictures with Reindeer. We saw the mini-Nadaam where local villagers had a wrestling competitio...  more »
  • April 3, 2017
    Away from the lake over the mountains on the West or on the Eastern side of the Lake are the best areas.  more »

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