Khoton Nuur Lake
Khoton Nuur Lake

At the foot of the Altai Mountains, in the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, there are beautiful lakes. Khoton Nuur Lake is a freshwater lake that lays in the west corner of Mongolia.

Its length is about 23km long, about 5,5 km wide, and 8.6 m deep. The south side of lake mountains is covered by larch trees and the mountains are well over 3400m with snow caps. There is abundant birdlife and is home to a big number of fish.

Kurgan Nuur Lake is 23km long 6km and shares the same water as Khoton Nuur Lake by channel Sirgal. This lake could be one big lake together with Khoton nuur lake in ancient times and might have shrunk smaller and formed as 2 separate lakes over the years. During the communist period, they used to chop wood nearby and made a huge number of rafts and drift them down to Ulgii town by the river.

This region completely closes from October to April, due to big snowfall during winter and many roads passes closed.

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