Is best known for its beautiful lake - the locals call it “Mother Ocean”. There are few roads in these parts and all the local people use horses to travel in the area. In the winter the huge lake is frozen and people take their horses and sleighs on the ice up to the Siberian border to do trade. Khovsgol lake is surrounded by forests and mountains full of wild animals and birds. One can ride in the mountains and along the lake shore for many days, enjoying the pure air and dramatic scenery.
The ride will be adjusted to suit your riding experience, so the time spent riding each day could be from between four to six hours. Saddles are usually Russian style like a leather cushion with a metal hand bar. Since vehicles are unable to travel in these parts all equipment and luggage are carried on pack horses.
Tour starts and finishes at the village beside Lake Khovsgol in Northern Mongolia
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and go to hotel. Afternoon free time. Overnight in hotel.
Fly to Khovsgol; it is a one and a half hour flight to Moron, the main town. Transfer by 'Jeep' (a 4 - 5 hour drive) to a guest house in Khatgal the small port beside Lake Khovsgol. Overnight guest house.
Prepare the horses and start the horse trek, riding up onto a mountain ridge onto the upper slopes of 'Ikh Uul mountain' Overnight camping.
Ride along "Mongolyn Gol" valley beside the river, then up onto the mountain ridge towards the flat-topped mountain 'Uran Dush' Overnight camping.
Ride down to the lake and camp overnight at 'Khar Us' black springs where two springs emerge together from the mountain immediately becoming a small river which leads into the lake. Overnight camping.
Ride along the 'Khovsgol Lakeshore' following well-worn horse tracks. At times the path goes into the forest, passing out again into open flower-filled meadows. Overnight camping.
Continue riding along the lake shore, admiring picturesque scenes of whitened Tree Stumps at the water’s edge - natural sculptures against a background of the deep blue lake. Climb up and over a pass leading away from the lake to return to Khatgal. Overnight guest house.
Drive to 'Moron' 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.
"Khoridol Saridag" Mountains
"Uran Dush" Mountain
Accommodation and Food
Return Flight UB - Khovsgol
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