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A stunning new panorama greets you at the top of every rise, you feel you could point your camera in any direction and take a prize-winning photograph. Welcome to the "Blue Pearl" of Mongolia, the freshwater lake Khovsgol. Heading through the endless pine trees and into the open valleys dotted with spring flowers and grazing herds, you'll be wondering if you haven't set foot back in 19th century. This 3 day itinerary lets you explore this beautiful lake in Mongolia - enjoy the stunning views and fantastic hiking and photography opportunities.
This trip is the perfect Add-On to a variety of trips. For more information please contact one of our GetAboutAsia travel specialists.
Fly to Murun, the capital of Khovsgol province, where you will be welcomed by your guide. Then drive to the base camp at Lake Khovsgol (120km).
This is the second largest freshwater lake in Central Asia. Also known as 'Dark Blue Pearl of Mongolia' the lake is situated at an altitude of 1645 metres above sea level, has a length of 132km, a width up to 36km, plunges to over 250 metres and a surface that covers 2760 square km! More than two million years old, Lake Khovsgol is surrounded by larch forests and mountain ranges, it completely freezes over in winter and in summer displays a crystal clear, beautiful blue tone palate. Overnight in a ger camp on the shores of the lake.
Today you have a full day to explore the breathtaking alpine scenery of this beautiful lake. There will be ample opportunities to experience local nomadic lifestyles, hiking and photo opportunities along the shores of the lake that is home to diverse wildlife and countless birds.
Today you farewell the Blue Pearl and drive back to Murun to catch a morning flight to Ulaanbaatar.
All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.
|Standard:||from AU $615|
All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!
Stay in a Ger Camp at the lake each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.
Flights are subject to change.
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