Khubsugul – the largest lake in Mongolia
Lake Khubsugul and its coast are rightfully considered the most picturesque corner of Mongolia. In addition, this lake is the deepest in Mongolia – the greatest depth reaches 262 meters and a length of 136 km. This lake is located at the foot of the high mountains of Bayan-Zu, Munku-Sardyk and Hiin-Nuuru. For many millennia, Khubsugul has remained a virgin oasis of wildlife. The lake belongs to the Baikal type, and very often it is called the younger brother of Lake Baikal.The water in it is also fresh and suitable for use in raw form. Khubsugul is the second largest in Central Asia, it contains up to 2% of the world’s water supply.
The amazing beauty of the lake attracts tourists from all over the world. For travelers, there are many tourist centers. You can enjoy the scenery in plenty: in any weather, the lake is unusually beautiful. Water visibility reaches 50 meters. It is pleasant to swim in the lake in the summer – near the shore, the water temperature ranges from +10 to + 14 ° С.
46 rivers flow into Khubsugul, and only one flows out – Aegiin-Gol. There are only four islands. The largest has a diameter of about four kilometers. The flora and fauna of Hubsugul is rich and diverse – 750 species of vegetation, about 170 different species of birds. For the fisherman, this real dream – burbot, taimen and lenok in the lake is much larger.
Each year, at the end of November, the lake freezes, and opening occurs only in May, and in the northern part the ice does not melt in the water until mid-June.
Khubsugul is truly a paradise of the planet. This lake is the pride and hallmark of Mongolia. The surroundings and the wild beauty of Khubsugul will not leave indifferent any tourist. It is really worth a visit – there are fewer and fewer untouched places on Earth.