The wonderful lakes of Altai are surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. Lakes Khoton and Khurgan are located in the western part of Bayan-Olgiy inTsengel sum. These lakes are the endpoint of about 15 rivers, including Ah su, Elikti, Jagashtai, Baga Turgen, and Ikh Turgen, and are good places for serene vacations. The lakes are also where the Khovd River starts and flows for 500km to the Khar Us Nuur in Khovd aimag. They are connected by a 10km
long river and this spot is the best place to catch big fish.
Achit is a fresh water lake that is located in 80 km east from Olgiy city. It is around 10m deep and a number of small and large rivers flow into it, while a tiny river called Usan Khooloi takes start from it and flow into Khovd river. Fishes like altai bigmouth Osman and Mongolian grayling inhabit of this lakes. In order to preserve pheasants, wild boars, beavers and wild sea-buckthorns in the area near the Devel island between the Usan Khooloi and Khovd river there are taken under special protection.
Arrive in Olgiy where you will meet your English speaking guide, cook, and driver with a loaded van of tour supplies. We will take a full day to drive through stunning and stark landscapes to Khoton and Khurgan Lakes.
Take your fishing gear, we will stay close to the Khovd River so you can fish.
Lake Dayan is a beautiful place for living and for spending holidays. The area is filled with Kazakh nomadic families. Near Lake Dayan local Kazakhs spend their summer and autumn. Lake Dayan is rich in resources: both of fish and of ancient historical remains.
This lake is particularly popular among local fishermen. We’ll take a full day of fishing at this lake surrounded once again by Bayan-Olgiy’s stunning landscapes.
Overnight in a tent.
Tolbo Lake of Altai Mountains is one of the largest fresh water lakes in Mongolia, stretching across a land surrounded by rocky mountains and hills reaching as high as 1,500m. The lake has a number of smaller islands, one of which called Gichgenii Tolgoi (translated as ‘silverweed’).
This island protrudes approximately 4m above the water level and is named “silverweed” because of its resemblance to the plant. 6-7 hour drive from Lake Dayan.
Full day’s drive via Kharanti Valley and over Modon-Koshe mountain (3000m). The landscape is beautiful so be ready for photo shooting.
Overnight in a tent.
After morning fishing and breakfast, we’ll prepare ourselves to move to Olgiy city. Olgiy is the capital city of Bayan-Olgiy aimag. In Olgiy you will check-in at a local hotel and have a little rest.
In Olgiy, you will be able to visit the local market and Kazakh handicraft and art shops where you can buy gifts to take home with you! The historical and cultural museum in Olgiy is a great place to visit, and from the viewpoint at Nairamdal Tolgoi, or Friendship Mountain, you can see the whole city. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.