Known as “The Dark Blue Pearl” Lake Khovsgol is Mongolia’s largest and second-most voluminous freshwater lake in Asia and 1% of all the fresh water in the world.

This lake is located about 900 km (560miles) northwest of Ulaanbaatar. The lake is habitat for nine different types of fish, including the Siberian grayling, Arctic cisco, freshwater cod and Siberian catfish. As well as the area is home to argali sheep, ibex, bear, sable, moose and a few near-sighted wolverines. It also has more than 200 species of bird, including the Baikal teal, bar-headed goose, black stork, and Altai snowcock.

Khuvsgul lake is said to be linked to Baikal Lake by an umbilical cord. Another wonder of the Khuvsgul region is deer stones left behind by bronze-age men. The locals can say many legends about those styles of stags which stands in a place called Uushgiin uvur 20 km from the Aimag center Murun.