The Huvsgul lake is one of the top Mongolian scenic destination, known as Asian dark Blue Pearl. The Lake is located in the Huvsgul province, northern Mongolia. The Huvsgul lake covers 2700 square km area and its deepest is up to 262m and contains 2% of the World’s fresh water resource. Locals says the Huvsgul is the younger sibling of lake Baikal, omly 200km to the northeast, and was formed by the same tectonic forces. The lake is now included one part of the Huvsgul Nuur national park that was established in 1992. This park covers 850,000 hectares, 250,000 hectares are forests covering to disappear around the lakeshore and the 188,000 hectares are picturesque Khoridol Saridag strictly protected area, was added into national park in 1997. The 96 rivers flow into the lake and only one Eg river flows out to Seleng river before it reach at Lake Baikal in Siberia. The lake is home to fishes, including huko taiman, lenok and sturgeon and semon. Huvsgul Nuur national park is recorded Mongolian endangered species including wild sheep, ibex, Siberian sable and moose. There are over 200 species of birds including the Baikal teal, bear headed goose, black stork and Altai snow cock. There is also unique Mongolian ethnic groups live in the region known as Darkhad, Buryat and Tsaatan (reindeer people) who practice shamanism. Reindeer people living in the teepees at high forested mountains and herd their reindeers. Since 2005, Mongolian celebrate the ice festival on lake Huvsgul in early march which attracts more tourists come to visit. The lake is best destinations to do horse trekking, hiking, boating and of rod adventures.

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