The Khoridol Saridag Mountains to the west of Lake Khovsgol are home to 68 species of mammal including musk deer, brown bear, lynx, marten, beaver, elk, reindeer, moose, argali, ibex and wolf. There are a number of colourful ethnic groups that live in the area including the Dukha reindeer herders who live in teepees and have strong shamanic roots.

This area is one of the best places in Mongolia for horse riding and hiking. From your base in Lake Khovsgol ride or hike with local Darkhat guides through meadows and Siberian forests up into the mountain range, where there is the chance to meet the fascinating ethnic groups that reside in this remote part of the country.