Taimen fishing tour

The taimen (Hucho taimen), also known as Siberian taimen and Siberian salmon, is a species of fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. In Mongolia, the taimen is found in both Arctic and Pacific drainages, specifically the Yenisei/Selenge, the Lena, and the Amur River Basins. The taimen lives in flowing water and is only occasionally found in lakes, usually near the mouth of a tributary.

Route:

Ulaanbaatar - Murun town - Khuvsgul lake - Darkhad Valley

Duration:

11 nights /12 days 

Price From:

US$ 2998

Region:

Morthern Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Karakorum, Khushuu Tsaidam, Tsenkher Hot Spring, Orkhon  Waterfall, Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes

The taimen (Hucho taimen), also known as Siberian taimen and Siberian salmon, is a species of fish in the salmon family (family Salmonidae) of order Salmoniformes. In Mongolia, the taimen is found in both Arctic and Pacific drainages, specifically the Yenisei/Selenge, the Lena, and the Amur River Basins. The taimen lives in flowing water and is only occasionally found in lakes, usually near the mouth of a tributary.

  • Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2 Ulaanbaatar – Murun town – Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 3 Khuvsgul Lake – Darkhad Valley
  • Day 4 fishing day
  • Day 5 fishing day
  • Day 6 fishing day
  • Day 7 fishing day
  • Day 8 fishing day
  • Day 9 Relaxing day
  • Day 10 Darkhad Valley – Khuvsgul Lake
  • Day 11 Khuvsgul Lake – Murun town – Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 12 Departure

Day 1 Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After check-in hotel, we will do short city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, Chinggis Khaan Monument, National History Museum and Zaisan Hill for panoramic view of the city. Before dinner, we will enjoy Mongolian traditional folklore concert. Have a welcoming dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (L/D)

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar – Murun town – Khuvsgul Lake

After breakfast, we will drive to airport to take flight to Murun town. Upon arrival, directly we will drive to Khuvsgul Lake. Khuvsgul Lake is dubbed as Mongolian Switzerland. It is surrounded with lash green forest mountains. It is the second deepest lake in Central Asia. Also it is a 1% of fresh water resource of the world.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 3 Khuvsgul Lake – Darkhad Valley

We will have long day driving to Darkhad valley and arrive in Taiga tourist GER camp. We will prepare for the fishing.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 4 fishing day

Today we will do fishing in Khug River.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 5 fishing day

Today we will do fishing in Shishged River.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 6 fishing day

Today we will do fishing in Sharga River.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 7 fishing day

Today we will do fishing in Tengis River.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)[single_line_divider]

Day 8 Fishing day

Today we will do fishing in Khug River.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 9 Relaxing day

Today we will dedicate full day relaxing. Optional: We can do horse riding and visiting nomadic family around the area.

Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 10 Darkhad Valley – Khuvsgul Lake

Today we will have long day driving back to Khuvsgul Lake.
Overnight in tourist GER camp (B/L/D)

Day 11 Khuvsgul Lake – Murun town – Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we will drive to Murun town to take flight back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel and check in. In the afternoon, we will do short sightseeing tour including Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum. In the afternoon free time for shopping and for relax. Have a farewell dinner.

Overnight in selected hotel (B/L/D)

Day 12 Departure

Check out hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure (B)

Tour available dates:

15 August – 15 October

Tour package price

2 pax:                              3348 USD per person

3-5 pax:                           2998 USD per person

Supplement for domestic flight

UB-Murun town-UB:            220 USD per person

Including:

  • Hotel**** in Ulaanbaatar for 2 nights
  • Tourist GER camp for 9 nights
  • All transportation during whole trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Local fishing guide
  • Full board during the trip
  • Taimen fishing permission
  • Sightseeing and National park entrance fee as mentioned in the program
  • 1L bottled mineral water per person per day

 Excluding:

  • Insurance
  • International transport
  • Beverages
  • Any additional program which is not mentioned above
  • Fishing equipments
  • Tip

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number