Attractions

Lake in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Khövsgöl Nuur

Known as the Blue Pearl of Mongolia, Khövsgöl Nuur is an extraordinary lake that stretches 136km deep into the Siberian taiga. The lake, mountains and forests that surround it form the basis for the popular Khövsgöl…
Spring in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Khar Us

Khar Us is a series of springs surrounded by meadows of beautiful wildflowers. In June locals flock here to eat the bailius fish for its medicinal properties; these fish are smoked and served with wild green onions,…
Religious Site in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Mogoi Mod

The Mogoi Mod (snake tree) is located about 4km from Khatgal towards Jankhai Davaa in a grove of thin trees. This tree, which curves into a unique spiral, is honoured with Hadaks (ritual scarves).
Viewpoint in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Borsog

A beautiful spot on the eastern shore of Khövsgöl Nuur that's perfect for camping.
Mountain in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Ikh Santiin Davaa

This mountain pass is on the eastern shore of Khövsgöl Nuur.
Landmark in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Jiglegiin Am

From this point, located almost exactly halfway up the western shore of Khövsgöl Nuur, there is a very inconsistent (and often impassable) westbound road that runs to Renchinlkhumbe, on the way to Tsagaannuur.
Landmark in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Research station

This small geological research station marks the end of the road that runs up the western shore of Khövsgöl Nuur; from here, the track becomes a rocky, muddy mess.
Religious Site in Khövsgöl Nuur National Park

Ovoos

A group of Tsaatan herders nicknamed 'business Tsaatan' have set up a souvenir camp here with miserable-looking reindeer who cannot cope with the area's summer heat.