Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Eight Lakes)
Khuisyn Naiman Nuur Lake is located 2400 above sea level and situated in the middle of Khangai Mountain range, 115km from central town Arvaikheer of Uvurkhangai province. In the result of magmatic activities and volcanic eruptions which occurred in the beginning of the Paleozoic era and late Carboniferous to early Mesozoic era, the Lake was created. Moreover, Khuisiin Naiman Nuur is located in front of northern area of the Khangai Mountain and covered with magmatic and igneous rocks. There are several extinct volcanoes in the surrounding mountainous area.
Southern mountainous belt is covered with forest of mostly coniferous and Siberian larches or cedars. Initially there were eight separate lakes which were connected with each other through underground water veins. As a result the lakes are situated in distance of 500m to 3km from each other. Unfortunately two of them had completely dried up and other three are usually fed by rain water. Remaining three lakes are named Shireet, Khaliut and Bugat. The biggest one is Shireet, and Khaliut and Bugat follow after.
Khuisiin Naiman Nuur Wildlife
The state protected whole 11,5 hectares land of Naiman Nuur Lake as a natural reserve in 1995. As you look around the perfectly and beautifully harmonized biosphere you can think of which wild animals inhabit here.
Fortunately, this reserve is rich in wildlife. You might be able to see the following animals in the reserved area ;
- red deer
- wild boars
- grey wolves
- ground or tree squirrels
- 39 species of birds such as Himalayan vultures, griffon vultures and other rare water birds
Above all fisheries Science Professor Dulmaa conducted the introduction of Baikal omul in the Shireet lake.
Horse trekking in Eight Lakes
A road to the Khuisyn Naiman Nuur is not easy to drive through therefore horse trek is common here. For that reason tt takes several days to get to the lake on horseback. However whoever chose this trek will have a chance to feel the nature closer and to test one’s own endurance. The area is not occupied many nomads or camps so tourists usually stays in a camping tent or in the only camp ‘Khuisiin Naiman Nuur’ which runs in the eastern part of Shireet lake.
Finally the most favorable month will be in warm autumn days of August.
Tours to Khuisiin Naiman Nuur (Eight lakes)
- Orkhon Trekking in Orkhon Valley (From $900) – Adventure horse riding tour to Eight lakes