|Snowcapped mountains emerge from the mist at Khuvsgul Lake|
© Andy Brown/2013/Mongolia
The lake is also a major tourist attraction and, unusually, there was a tarmacked road all the way from the provincial capital Murun. We stopped mid-morning at the southern tip of the lake. Our driver Agi knew the chef at a tourist 'ger' (tent) camp, and he served us tea and snacks. Afterwards, we walked down to the lake. The shore was stony and the water was crystal clear. On reaching the water, the Mongolian tradition is to take a little water in your hand and splash it on your forehead. “This is to give thanks for the water and show respect to nature,” Byamba said, demonstrating.