Upon your 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.
The next day you will fly to Ulgii in western Mongolia, a 2 -3 hour flight from Ulaan Bataar. Ulgii and the surrounding province, Bayan-Ulgii, 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 a XX hour trip, where we will meet our local fishing guides. Overnight accommodation will be in our own tents.
The next few days we will be fishing in the Khoton Lake, The landscape around the lakes consist of forests and snow-capped mountains. The Khotan and Khurgan Lakes are 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.
We will drive to Dayan Lake stopping for lunch on the way we will visit the ancient Stone Men and Balbal stones, 6th to 8th century Turkish burial markers. 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
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.
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 our own Ger Camp or in our guest house, Eagle's Nest.
Return flight to Ulaan Bataar with a farewell dinner at the hotel.