Water from Lake Khovsgol is so pure that you can drink it. The shores are surrounded by forests and flower filled meadows, and along the western side lie the dramatic Khoridol Saridag mountains. This five day trek along the lake shore and up onto the mountain ridges offers magnificent views and great hiking. There may be opportunities to meet local nomadic people and observe their ancient lifestyle.
The trek is suitable for anyone who takes regular exercise. The luggage is carried by pack horses and the local staff will cook and set up camp each night during the trek.
Hike in the Khoridol Saridag mountains that lie on the western edge of Lake Khovsgol
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon free to enjoy the city. Overnight in hotel.
It is a one and a half hour flight to Moron, then a further five hour drive north to 'Lake Khovsgol'. So it is quite a long journey to get to the remote and beautiful start point for this trek. Overnight ger camp by the lake.
Start trek with a steep climb to reach the pass at an altitude of 2435 meters, from where there are magnificent views of Lake Khovsgol and the 'Khoridol Saridag' mountain range. Descend from the ridge and along a narrow valley to reach the campsite.
Trek along a rough jeep track along a lush green valley. Climb over a pass and down into the remote 'Yamaat River Valley' where we camp beside the river, surrounded by high mountains.
Hike up a rocky hillside to reach the summit of Ikh Uul mountain at an altitude of 2961 metres. Descend gradually into the Mongoliin Gol valley and camp beside the river with marvelous views to the north of 'Uran Dush' “tabletop mountain” .
Trek along a mountain stream and up a narrow horse trail to reach a pass (altitude 2457 meters) from where there are beautiful views of the mountain range. Hike down into the valley and through the forest to 'Ongolog Nuur'. Camp beside the lake.
Hike along the lake shore, past the homes of local families and nomadic herders, to reach the ger camp at 'Jankhai'.
Transfer by jeep back to 'Moron' town and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Overnight hotel.
Free day in Ulaanbaatar for sightseeing and 'shopping'. Overnight hotel.
NOTE: Price depends on how many people are in the group.
Lakeside Ger Camp
"Khoridol Saridag" Mountains
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Hotel / Ger Camp / Tent
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