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Mongolia Waterways Assessment

For information on Mongolia Waterways contacts details, please see the following link 4.3 Mongolia Port and Waterways Company Contact List

Mongolia has a total of 580 km of waterways but only Lake Khovsgol (North/North-West, Russian border) has boats that operate on a regular basis.  The lakes and rivers freeze over in the winter and are usually open between May and September.

Lake Khovsgol

The lake is 101km north of Moron and is 2140m above sea level. It is 136km from south (Hatgal) to north (Hanh) of the lake. Most of these boats that travel on the lake are charted for tourist travel. The largest boat operating on the lake is the Sukhbaatar, that can carry 140 passengers and is operated by Nomin Company. It takes approximately 7 hours (and one tonne of diesel) to get from Hatgal to Hanh. There are approximately 30 smaller motor boats that have a carrying capacity of 5-12 people. These can be rented on an hourly basis.

Other Waterways

The Selenge (270 km) and Orkhon (175 km) rivers are navigable but see little boat traffic. There is a customs boat that patrols the Selenge to the Russian border.

Company Information

Passenger Carrying Capacity
 

Nomin

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 20 pax

n/a

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 50 pax

n/a

Number of

Passenger Vessels

< 100 pax

n/a

Number of

Passenger Vessels

> 100 pax

Sukhbaatar
Passenger Carrying Capacity
 

Nomin

Number of Boats

Sukhbaatar

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

200t

Number of Barges

n/a

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

n/a
Number of Tugsn/a

Tonnage / Volume

Carrying Capacity

n/a
Other (specify)n/a

Travel Time Matrix

Travel Time from Main port to other major Ports  (hours / days)

 

Hatgal (Lake Khovsgol)

Hahn (Lake Khovsgol) 

Hatgal (Lake Khovsgol)

 

7 Hours

Hahn (Lake Khovsgol)

7 Hours

 

For information on Mongolia Waterways contacts details, please see the following link: 

4.3 Mongolia Port and Waterways Company Contact List