10 Day 1500$
FLY FISHING TOUR
The Khoton and Khurgan Lakes are second largest and clearest of all lakes in Mongolia, with average depth of 26 meters and the deepest places reaching down to 58 meters. Khoton and Khurgan Lakes are home to the grayling (thymallus arcticus) and the lenok (brachymystax lenok). The lakes are located in an intermountain tectonic depression in the northern portion of the Mongolian Altai Region. The lakes themselves, as well as the mountain rivers which feed into the lakes, offer excellent sport fishing in a rugged and virtually unpopulated area. The nature surrounding the lakes is beautiful with forests and snow-capped mountains of Altai mountain range.
Arrival in Ulaan Bataar, you will be met by one of our staff who will join you on a city sightseeing and a welcome dinner. We will arrange for hotel reservations.
Day 2 Ulgii flight and transport to Khoton Khurgan lake.
The next day you will fly to Ulgii, Bayan Ulgii province. If the weather condition allous, it’s 3 hour flight from Ulaan Bataar. Bayan-Ulgii province is the home of a minority group of Kazakh people, with their own language and culture. At the local airport you will be met by an English-speaking guide, a driver and an expedition cook. From there you will be driven to Khoton/Khurgan Lake Camp, about 6 hours of jeep drive, where we will meet our local fishing guides. Overnight in our own tents.
Days 3-5 Fly fishing experience in Khoton Khurgan lake
The next few days we will be fishing in the Khoton Lake, the home to the grayling and the lenok. The best time to fish for the lenok is from 15th May to 25th of May. This is the season when the lake ice melts. After that date the biggest lenok’s migrate to the deepest part of the lake. However, grayling is a common catch during the summer. The lenok is a quite large fish. We once caught a lenok which was 98 cm long, The average size of a grayling is about 50 cm long, but can grow much larger.
Day 6 Dayan Lake
We will drive to Dayan Lake stopping for lunch on the way. The landscape around the lakes is picturesque and consists of forests, rivers and it is surrounded by mountains. We will stay at Dayan Lake Camp in our own tents
Days 7-8 Dayan Lake
These days we’ll fish in the Dayan Lake. The lake, and the rivers around the lake, are crystal clear and are fed by springs. Dayan Lake is rich with grayling, Altai osman and a variety of other species of fish. The lake is also the home to a great number and variety of migratory birds including many kinds of ducks, swans, geese, seagulls, and cranes.
Day 9 Back to Ulgii city
We will drive back to Ulgii, visit the local Muslim Mosque, open bazaar, the museum and shop for local art and handicrafts. You will stay overnight in Ger Camp or Hotel /B/L/D/
Day 10 Flight to Ulaanbaatar
Return flight to Ulaan Bataar with a farewell dinner at the hotel.
- 2- $1754 per person
- 3 – 4 $1630 per person
- 5 – 8 $1445 per person
- 9 – 12 $1320 per person
INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE
- All meals during the trip
- All accommodations during the program
- Transport with car including gasoline
- Local guide
- Visa support
- Local flights Ulgii-Ulaan Bataar
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Charges for excess baggage
- Airport taxes
- Individual equipment
- Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
- All alcoholic drinks
- All costs not specified in “Included”
Is the Tour suitable for you?
If you are practicing fisher man and nature enthusiast, this fishing trip is for you. But you have to drive very hard bumpy road to get in the place. But thinking about crystal clear lakes, pristine nature and lucky fishing, the trip is worth trying. But if you have own ideas of customized tour trips, feel free to chat with our travel manager to plan your trip together.
Twin or king size bed rooms in local hotels or Kazakh yurt in our Ger camp for a choice, with all needs met for comfort staying. In the nature, we stay in our own tent.
In Ulgii city, you have choice between restaurants with traditional Kazakh dishes, traditional Mongolian dishes, European and Turkish dishes. Everyday different taste. When you are in the countryside or a Festival site, our high skilled expedition chiefs are eager to cook your meals in place. If you are vegetarian or on a diet by your physician, restricted from some kinds of foods and beverages because of your health problems, just let us know about it. We choose and make a food specially for you.
Our experienced English-speaking guide-translators will guide you through whole expedition and lead you through the rich cultural and natural heritages here in Bayan-Ulgii.
This tour includes round-trip tickets to Ulgii and back. Regards to transport inside a province, rigid axle four wheel drive vehicles such as Russian made jeep UAZ 469, Russian made van UAZ 452 furgon, Japanese Landcruisers are used because of road condition and vast area of mountain ranges. We provide in accordance with group members and complexity of trip itself, Russian vans and Toyota Landcruisers for traveler and another van for luggage and cooking staff.
Weather condition in the area when you are planning your trip
Actual travelling season in Western Mongolia is from June to second half of October.
Also some specifically designed trips are organized during winter. The climate in mountainous area is very changeable. Up in the mountains you might see four seasons could change in one day. If you are hiking mountains area, take that in mind and pack your warmest clothes. Mountain climbing trips are made possible only when weather allows you. This is what we say force major. The luggage weight allowed by local air company is 15 kg per person. The luggage exceeding this weight is stated as excess luggage and paid separately. Keep it in mind when you are packing for your travel. You can browse our site to find out weather conditions for a date when you are planning your trip or browse for www.weather.com .