Located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, near the Chinese border, in Bayan-Olgii, the westernmost of the provinces of Mongolia.

Khurgan and Khoton 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. It’s narrow, steep, and impassable in winters. Do not travel this pass in severe weather conditions.

Avalanches, heavy snowfalls, and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.  From October the surface of the lakes starts to freeze, creating then 1.3-1.6 m ice thickness.