Known as "The Dark Blue Pearl", Lake Khuvsgul is Mongolia's largest and deepest lake. it is the largest tributary stream of Lake Baykal Russia and 101km from Moron city. It is one of seventeen ancient lakes worldwide more than 2 million years old. Lake Huvsgul region is a destination in itself and an entire tour could be devoted to this specific part of Mongolia. Huvsgul basin is a very fragile ecosystem. Huvsgul lake clean water 1 time in 500 years. Only Egiin gol /Eg river/ flows out from Huvsgul lake although total 111 rivers flow in Huvsgul lake. Area of lake is 2760 km2 and it is 1645 m above sea level and is frozen from January until April or May.
A ferryboat operates between Khatgal and Khankh, two towns on the southern and northern shores of the lake that are within the boundaries of the Khuvsgul National Park. Follow the cultural events on the ship "Sukhbaatar", visit the village of tsaatan, enjoy the mini naadams, tsaatan's deer racing and participate in meetings with shamans. Other activities include fishing which is allowed with a permit costing $3. Fish are abundant in the lake: Taimen, Siberian White fish, Siberian grayling, Lenok, Umber, Baigali Omul, River Perch. Lake Khuvsgul is an important migration route for birds from Siberia. Dayan Deerhiin Cave is reputed to have ancient paintings on its walls.