Pioneering in Khovsgol Taiga Wilderness Тrekking Тour

14 days from $1990

This amazing tour requires a moderate level of trekking as it goes through wild areas of the remote taiga region. The beauty and the wilderness of the environment are amazing. The area is not much visited by common visitors, just adventure travelers go there. Trekking adventure starts from the minute you step into a legendary Khuvsgul lake. The taiga surrounding the lake is inhabited by moose, reindeer, argali, Siberian ibex, red deer, etc.

As long as we forward farther nature will present amazing untouched beauty. Wildflowers are spread between the rocks, while meadow flowers include edelweiss and many kinds of herbs which are used for the medical purpose by the locals. Tsagaan nuur and Darkhad valley is a low lying area with more than 200 lakes, the largest is the Tsagaan nuur lake. The area is surrounded by extensive marshland, mountains, and forested hills, the natural home of Tsaatan minority reindeer people.


  •  Wild surroundings of Taiga 
  •  Khoridol Saridag Mountain range and alpine forests 
  •  Chilling rivers and lakes 
  •  Remote lifestyle, meet with Darkhad People & Shaman
  •  High Mountain passes 

Key Info

Physical level: Advanced Physical level: Advanced
Hiking & Trekking Hiking & Trekking

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 then depending on the flight time, we either visit Deer Stones at Uushgiin Uvur on the way or drive straight to Lake Khovsgol National Park – as named “Blue Pearl”. The lake itself is one of the natural wonders of the earth and the second-largest freshwater lake in Mongolia. It is surrounded by magnificent pine-covered mountains. You will relax at the lakeshore and capture a multitude of stars over the blue lake. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Days 3-4.

Lake Khovsgol National Park

Enjoying the magnificent lake - itself is one of the natural wonders of the world covering an area of 2760 km2. Take a boat ride to Khusliin Khad (Wishing Rock) in the morning. Hike up to the top of the mountain to have a wonderful panoramic view of the lake and national park. Rest of the day for walking along the lakeshore or swimming. (B/L/D)

in the tent 3 hours

Days 5-7.

Jigleg Mountain Pass

Leave the lake and head to the west, pass Jigleg mountain pass. Those days we reload our luggage on horseback and will leave our vehicles, as the landscape becomes difficult to access with cars. Trekking sessions for 4-5 hours a day. (B/L/D)

in the tent 4-5 hours

Day 8.

Darkhad Valley

We will go down along the Arsain river and enter the Darkhad valley. Reach Renchinlhumbe village for a leisure night in a tourist camp in Mongolian ger. Happily, we will meet our vehicles and drivers here. (B/L/D)

in the camp

Days 9-10.

Tsagaan Nuur - White Lake

We cross Darkhad Valley heading towards Tsagaan nuur lake. Trekking sessions. On the 10th day, we reach the lake - the northernmost point of our trip, where our trekking activity finishes. (B/L/D)

in the tent 5 hours

Days 11-12.

13 Ovoo - Mountain Pass

Time to head back to Murun. On the way, we pass “13 ovoo- mountain pass”. Ovoo is a sacred stone heap used as a shrine in shamanism and can be found everywhere throughout Mongolia. Tented camp near lake Khovsgol. (B/L/D)

in the tent

Day 13.

Fly Back to Ulaanbaatar

Take a flight back to Ulaanbaatar at the local airport. Transfer to the hotel when we arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Relaxing time at the hotel. Farewell dinner together. (B/L/D)

in the hotel

Day 14.

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 2590$
3-4 pax 2390$
5-8 PAX 2240$
9-12 PAX 2090$
13-15 PAX 1990$


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