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Trekking Info

Trekking characteristics:

  • Trip Type: Easy
  • Pack horse or pack camels
  • Vehicle support possible
  • With/without local flight
  • Cultural trek
  • Open steppes trek
  • River and Lake trek
  • Fishing possible

Trekking dates:

  • Departure any time
  • From May until October

Duration:

  • 14 days tour
  • Can be customized
  • 5 to 9 days trekking
  • 6 optional days
  • Can be combined with another trek

Group size:

  • Minimum 2 people
  • Maximum 12 people

Accommodation:

  • Tented camps
  • Ger Camp
  • Family Stay

Meals:

  • With cook and food
  • Western and Mongolian food
  • Self cooking possible

Price Includes:

  • Transport within Mongolia
  • Full pension in the countryside
  • Accommodation as described in the tour description
  • All support staff including driver, translator, camp assistants
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • National park fee entrances
  • Road taxes
  • Pack horses and/or camels
  • Transfer between the airport and the hotel

Price Excludes:

  • International transport
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Medical and trip insurance
  • Evacuation costs
  • Excess baggage charges, local flights are limited to 10 kg.
  • Hotel in Ulaanbaatar
  • City touring
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Telephone calls
  • Items of personal nature
  • Fishing equipment
  • Other items not specifically mentioned as included

 

Egiin River and Khovsgol Lake Trekking

Short Trek Description

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

DAY 2: FLIGHT TO MORON

DAY 3: DRIVE TO TREKKING STARTING POINT

DAY 4, 5, 6 AND 7: TREKKING ALONG THE EGIIN RIVER

DAY 8, 9 AND 10: TREKKING ALONG THE HOVSGOL LAKE

DAY 11: UUSHIG DEER STONE COMPLEX

DAY 12: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

DAY 13: FREE DAY IN ULAANBAATAR

DAY 14: DEPARTURE

OPTION: DRIVE ONE OR TWO WAYS BETEEN ULAANBAATAR AND KHOVSGOL LAKE

Map

Egiin river khovsgol lake trekking

Detailed Trek Description

Hovsgol Lake is a huge 2.760 square km alpine lake (130 km in length and 40 km in width), surrounded by mountain chains of more than 2.000 meters high, thick pine forests and lush meadow with grazing yaks and horses. More than 100 small rivers and streams feed the lake with crystal clear water. Water exits the lake through only one river, the Egiin, whose waters eventually reach the Baikal Lake. The lake contains about 1.5% of the world's fresh water (excluding water contained in the icecaps). The lake and rivers are full of fish. Around a dozen species of fish inhabit the lake and rivers. The most well known are the sturgeon, grayling, lennok, salmon, taimon, etc.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at the airport we will be welcomed by your guide. He will bring us to your comfortable, centrally located hotel.

In the afternoon we will stroll around Ulaanbaatar. We will visit the Natural and the Historical Museums.

We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths.

(Hotel)

DAY 2: FLIGHT TO MORON

By plane from Ulaanbaatar we will reach Moron, capital city of Hovsgol province. Depending on the arrival time we will stay here for the night or we will go on driving eastwards to our host family.

(Family Stay, B, L, D)

DAY 3: DRIVE TO TREKKING STARTING POINT

After breakfast we will start our trekking. We will load our gears on pack horses. During the whole trip we will be supported by horsemen and packhorses. The horsemen will be responsible for the horses and, being from the region, they will be our guides.

We'll start hiking along the Egiin River. During the whole trek we will have time for fishing or swimming. Please bring you fishing equipment.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

DAY 4, 5, 6 AND 7: TREKKING ALONG THE EGIIN RIVER

For four more days we will trek along the Egiin River. On the way we will visit many gers and experience the nomadic life of Central Asia. Our translator will help us to forge contact with the local population.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

DAY 8, 9 AND 10: TREKKING ALONG THE HOVSGOL LAKE

For three more days, we will ride along the western shore of the Khovsgol Lake enjoying the view over the Mongolian blue pearl.

There is a big chance that we will cross some Tsaatan families settled long the shores of the Khovsgol Lake.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

DAY 11: UUSHIG DEER STONE COMPLEX

We will have a very long driving day to reach Moron. On the way we will visit the Uushig Deer Stone complex.

(Tented Camp, B, L, D)

DAY 12: FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar

(Hotel, B, L, D)

DAY 13: FREE DAY IN ULAANBAATAR

Today we will have free day to explore further the town and to shop for souvenirs.

For our last evening we will have a fare well dinner at one of the city's best restaurant.

(Hotel, B, D)

DAY 14: DEPARTURE

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for departure or connection to another tour in Mongolia

OPTION: DRIVE ONE OR TWO WAYS BETEEN ULAANBAATAR AND KHOVSGOL LAKE

It is possible to drive one or two ways between Ulaanbaatar and Moron. There are two reads, the northern road that takes 3 days and the southern road that takes 5 days. The southern road passes through Karakorum, former capital city of the Mongolian empire.

Service in Ulaanbaatar

Except airport transfers, service in Ulaanbaatar are not included in our price. Some people want extra service in Ulaanbaatar some people prefer to discover the capital city on their own. Some people prefer a luxury hotel in Ulaanbaatar, some will be satisfied with a budget accommodation. Others will book their accommodation in Ulaanbaatar by themselves.

For those interested, we can organize an Ulaanbaatar city tour.

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