Khurgan lake located in the northern part of the Altai mountain range, streches over 23 km long and 6 km wide. Towered by glaciers, the waters of the lake mainly originate from the glacial meltwater, maintaining hence a low temperature of 8 to 10 degrees celsius in June. It’s from October that the surface of the lake starts to freeze, creating then 1.3-1.6 m ice thickness.
This exceptional place, sets in a dazzling scenery, offers an unspoilable view on the glaciers and their snow-capped mounts; besides the 20 emerging islands.
The forests along the shorelines and the hills surrounding the lake are the home of many species of birds such as whooper swan, goose, eagle, hooded crane and various species of ducks. Also, during the flyway migration, it is possible to observe on the site: pelicans, ruddy shelducks, northern lapwings and common goldeneyes.