Khoton and Khurgan are two interconnected glacial lakes located in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park in Bayan-Ulgii, the westernmost province of Mongolia. These lakes are known for their pristine freshwater and are an integral part of the Khovd River’s ecosystem.

Situated at an elevation of approximately 1900m, Khoton and Khurgan are the lowest points in the Mongol Altai Mountains. With an average depth of 26.6m and a maximum depth of around 58m, these lakes offer a captivating underwater landscape.

As winter approaches in October, the lakes gradually freeze over, forming a thick layer of ice measuring between 1.3-1.6m in thickness. This frozen surface transforms the lakes into a breathtaking winter wonderland, attracting visitors from far and wide.

We highly recommend visiting Khoton and Khurgan for a unique experience surrounded by the majestic Altai Mountains, glistening ice, and the tranquil beauty of nature.