Khuvsgul Lake is the largest fresh water lake and is located in the north-west of Mongolia. The lake is surrounded by several mountain ranges. The highest mountain is the Burenkhaan which has its peak north of the lake exactly on the Russian-Mongolian border. The surface of the lake freezes over completely in winter. The ice cover in winter is strong enough to carry heavy trucks; transport routes were installed on its surface as shortcuts to the normal roads. However, this practice is now forbidden to prevent pollution of the lake from both oil leaks and trucks breaking through the ice.
It is famous for the purest water and beautiful sightseeing not only for domestic tourists but also for foreigners. There is really incredible scenery of the whole area: the beautiful, colorful sunrise/sunset and specially the most stunning view is when you could see the moon so big and red rising up by the lake at night.
Boating, hiking, horse riding, quad biking, swimming are some of the activities you can do there.