Fishing in Darkhad Valley in Khovsgol Province

13 days from $2140

This fishing adventure allows you to discover the wild rivers of northwestern Mongolia, under the expert guidance of our expedition leader, who will take you to the best fishing spots in Mongolia’s northernmost province, which shares a border with Siberia Russia to the north. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a relaxing, peaceful journey through some of Mongolia’s most impressive scenery in the far northwest.

Fishing in Alag Tseel River and Darkhad valley. We will spend the day fishing in the river, surrounded by impressive snowy peaks. This valley is a paradise for bird watchers because of the number of lakes (more than 300). This small and slow-flowing river is also rich in graylings, lenoks, as well as surprisingly large taimen.

Fishing in Shishgid and Tengis rivers, a fly fisher's paradise, where your guide will be able to direct you to the best spots for Siberian salmon, Armour River pikes, burbots, lenok, grayling, and taimen. The taimen is known as the ‘giant trout of Asia,’ and can grow up to 6 feet! Get creative making those flies – Taimen has been known to eat rats and ground squirrels!


  • Fishing in Shishgid, Tengis, and Delger rivers
  • Tsagaan Nuur - White lake 
  • Wild rivers of northwestern Mongolia

Key Info

Physical level: Advanced Physical level: Advanced
Fishing Fishing

Tour Itinerary


Day 1.

Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Transfer to the hotel and relax. City tour including the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum of Mongolia, which represents Mongolian Culture starting from the Stone Age to the 21st century, and Buddhism, Sukhbaatar Square (also known as Chingis Khaan Square). In Gandan Monastery, you can take local prayers, monks, the biggest standing indoor Buddha statue, and temples' own figure. (L/D)

in the hotel

Day 2.

Fly to Northern Mongolia

Take a domestic flight to Murun, the central town of Khovsgol province. Meet our driver at the local airport and drive to Alag Tseel river in the Darkhad Valley. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 3.

Alag Tseel River

Fishing in the river, surrounded by impressive snowy peaks. Spanning 4000m, this valley is a paradise for bird watchers because of the number of lakes (more than 300). The abundance of birds: ducks; geese; swans; cranes; curlews; heron; snipe; and many other birds will increase your pleasure while you fish there. This small and slow-flowing river is also rich in graylings, lenoks, as well as surprisingly large taimen. (B/L/D)

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Day 4.

Shishgid River

Boating across the Shishgid River and fishing is available. (B/L/D)

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Day 5.

Tengis River

Reaching the confluence of the Shishgid and Tengis rivers - a fly-fisherman paradise. Overnight in the tent next to a good fishing spot. (B/L/D)

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Days 6-7.

Relaxing Days in Tengis River

Taking two days to enjoy the tranquility of fishing the lower stages of the Tengis River. (B/L/D)

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Days 8-9.

Shishgid River

Spending two peaceful days fishing in the Shishgid River. (B/L/D)

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Day 10.

Tsagaan Nuur - White Lake

Returning to Tsagaan Nuur. We will drive back to the original river we visited, Alag Tseel, where we will fish for the day. (B/L/D)

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Day 11.

Delger River

Driving to the Delger River, where we will camp in a picturesque spot on its bank, close to Murun town. (B/L/D)

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Day 12.

Deer Stones & Back to Ulaanbaatar

Depending on the flight time, we either visit Deer Stones, from the bronze age, at Uushgiin Uvur or take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to the hotel and relax. Farewell dinner. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 13.

Departure Day

Transfer to Chingis Khaan International Airport or Train station and depart Mongolia. (B)

Prices & Inclusions

Prices & Inclusions
Group size Price/Per person
2 PAX 2540$
3-4 pax 2390$
5-8 PAX 2290$
9-12 PAX 2190$
13-15 PAX 2140$


Accommodation: Hotel****,* ger camp, tented camp
Guiding and interpreting service
Full board meals
Transport: 4x4 vehicle or minivan 
Domestic round-trip flights (Murun-Ulaanbaatar-Murun)
Entrance fees to protected areas and national parks
Museums and cultural performance
Camping equipments

Not Includes

International airfare 
Personal equipment
Optional activity cost 
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement 
Alcoholic drinks 
Travel Insurance
The extra cost for photography in museums
Tip for a tour guide, driver, etc


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