• Hurgan Hoton lake

Khoton Nuur and Khurgan Nuur are two further highlights of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and are some of the more popular tourist attractions in Western Mongolia. In all honesty, only the more western shore of Khoton Nuur is stunning, with its eastern shore and Khurgan Nuur being somewhat barren and windswept. Dayan Nuur, which lies about 10km to the south, is also somewhat barren and plagued by mosquitoes. But the western shore of Khoton Nuur really is beautiful, with scenery, streams and valleys that rival anywhere in Mongolia, including Lake Khovsgol. Also, the lakeside in summer is a fantastic place to authentically experience traditional nomadic Kazakh culture as you pass by families that still aren't accustomed to tourists, and plays host to a number of small Bayan Olgii nadaam festivals during mid- to- late July.