Located 50 kilometres (31.07 miles) south of Ölgii, in the center of the Bayan-Ölgii province, you will find Tolbo Lake, also known as the “stain lake”. This stunning lake spans across an area of 185 square kilometers (71.43 miles), nestled within the majestic Altai range at an altitude of over 2000 meters (1.24 miles) above sea level. The crystal-clear waters of Tolbo Lake add to its allure, making it a truly picturesque destination.

To reach Tolbo Lake, you will embark on a scenic journey that takes you along glaciers, offering breathtaking views along the way. During winter, the lake freezes over, creating an icy pathway for exploration. Walking or even ice-skating on the frozen lake is a unique experience that adds to the charm of this remarkable place.

Tolbo Lake holds historical significance as it was the site of the Battle of Tolbo Lake in 1921 during the Russian civil war. This battle witnessed the triumph of the Bolsheviks, alongside the Mongolians, over the White Russians army. As you visit Tolbo Lake, you may come across a couple of memorial plaques that serve as reminders of this historic event.

Immerse yourself in the beauty and history of Tolbo Lake, where natural wonders and cultural heritage converge for an unforgettable experience.