Northern part of Mongolia
North Mongolia is especially known for its famous Lake Khovsgol, the smaller brother of the nearby Lake Baikal to the north in Russia. The clear crystal blue lake reflects the soaring mountains and sky, surrounded on all sides by massive green plains. It is ideal for swimming and fishing; you can also enjoy trekking and horse riding through the gorgeous mountain passes that lead to Siberia. Further north, near to the border with Russia, one of Mongolia’s most extraordinary minority groups continue a very unique nomadic way of life. The Tsaatan, with their Native North American Teepee style nomadic tents, still herd reindeer and some practice shamanism.