Lake Hovsgol National Park, Khatgal

#6 of 28 in Parks in Mongolia
Must see · Water Body · Hidden Gem · National Park
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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  • i believe can't afford winter day here over 3days as i hate cold weather but summer time is ok. esp for some festival take place in jul. i do visit Tsaatan Festival & Naadam festival both of Hovsgol.....  more »
  • The scenery here is gorgeous. I came in January and the hills were snow covered and the lake was frozen over. I walked all over the lake. A herd of wild yak even ran across to say hello. The town...  more »

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