Khoton and Khurgan lakes (Sirgali)

About the place

Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Ölgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia, Khoton and Khurgan  are 2 lakes situated at an elevation of more than 2.000m. The road to the lakes, located in Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, is gravel. Khurgan Lake lies at an elevation of 2,072m above the sea level, and Khoton Lake at 2,084m. Khurgan nuur is the lowest point of Altai Tavan Bogd National park. You can fully enjoy the unique surrounding landscapes, such as fresh water lakes and snow capped mointains, waterfall and its alpine plants. On the shoreline of the lake, a dense forest is home to many species of birds. The site is also an ideal place for fishing due to the abundance of fish in its cristal clear water. Near the lakes, you can discover the numbers of petroglyphes. “This place is one of the best places to go for hiking or horse riding”