The rivers and lakes of Bayan-Olgii are stocked full of trout, salmon, and other freshwater fish. Fly fishing and ice fishing are especially popular. All of Bayan-Olgii drains into the Great Lakes depression of Mongolia, and is a self contained watershed. There are 5 species of fish that inhabit this watershed including the Taimen, Lenok Trout, Osman, Grayling, and Pike. Fish in Mongolia can be quite big with the Taimen weighing over 30 kg (66 lbs), making the large salmon prized by anglers around the world. Lenok Trout are abundant during late spring and early summer, while graylings are found all over Northern Asia. Osmans are a large carp that is only found in the Lake Uvs drainage area of Russia and Mongolia (covering all of Bayan-Olgii). Fly fishing is great all summer with the best time being July to September, though ice fishing offers the largest catches. The locals prefer fishing during the cold winter months when the thick ice traps fish in a limited number of deep water holes. It is not uncommon to catch hundreds of trout and graylings in a 8-9 days fishing trip.
Day 1 - Arrive in Ulgii. Same day drive to Tolbe lake (One of biggest lakes in Mongolia). This will be 1 hour driving from Ulgii. After arriving at fishing spot you will start prepare for fishing or just relax next to that lake. Camping. Half day of fishing.
Day 2 - You will have full day of fishing on that lake. Our drivers will supporting you by driving around to find you best fishing spot. Camping.
Day 3 - Drive to another good fishing area along Sagsai Gol ( Sagsai river). Set up camping equipment. Half day of fishing.
Day 4 - Today you will have full day of fishing along Sagsai river. Today's food will be fish that cooked in different ways depending on your luck.
Day 5 - Today you are going to do long driving and it will take 4-5 hours to Dayan lake area. This special place is southern part of Altai Tavan Bogd area where many Kazakh nomads stays around during their summer. Today you can visit local nomads and experience local handmade food or soft vodka. Chat with local nomads and joke through your tour guide.
Day 6 - Today you will do full day fishing on spectacular Dayan Lake.
Day 7 - Drive to Khoton lake in middle of Altai Tavan bogd national park. This is crystal clear lake with very fresh water and unreal views around. Next to Khoton lake small mountain with number of rock paintings from Turkic age.
Day 8 - Same as day 7. full day of fishing on Khoton lake.
Day 9 - Drive to Hovd valley and do fishing on Hovd river. Along the river you will do half day of fishing and have rest.
Day 10 - Drive to Back to Ulgii town. Stay at Ger camp or local Hotel.
Day 11 - Fly to Ulanbator or Drive to Russia.