Khar Us Nuur
Khar Us Nuur (Dark Water Lake) is the second freshwater lake (15.800sq km) in Mongolia but with an average depth of only 4m. Khovd Gol flows into this lake, creating giant marsh delta. Khar Us Nuur Lake is perfect habitat for wild ducks, geese, wood grouse, partridges and seagulls, including rare relict gulls and herring gulls. For the Birdwatchers it would the best idea to get this lake.
Length of the way: 1488km from Ulaanbaatar to Khovd city. From Khovd to Khar Us Nuur it is 40 km.
Duration of the travel: Travelling to Khovd by plane is more than 3 hours. It would take up to 50 hours to reach Khovd city by cars. So it is better to fly to Khovd directly which can save both time and sanity.
Best Travelling Way
Flight: On every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Eznis airplane flies from Ulaanbaatar to Khovd. Aeroplane flight is available on every Wednesday and Friday for round way.Car Rental Service: If you want more adventurous and long trip, you should rent japan jeep and minvans from Travel Agencies with driver and tour guides. It would be needed more than 10 days to travel to Khar Us lake by cars.
Birdwatching is better in May and late August.
Swimming in Durgun Nuur
Hiking around Khar Us Nuur Lake
Visiting Nomadic Family
Trekking on horses and camels
On the Way Destination
Tarvagatain NuruuKhovd City
Main Visit Sites
Rare Species – Altay Mountain sheep or argali, Siberian ibex, snow leopard and black stork
Wild ducks, geese, wood grouse, partridges, and seagulls
Chono Khairkhan Khavtsal
Jargalant Khairkhan Mountain
Yargaityn ekh Mountain
On a Map