White Lake and Khorgo Volcano

White Lake (Tsagaan Nuur) was formed by lava flows many millenia ago. Rare species of flowers and pine trees grow in the black volcanic soil and ancient lava flows streak out across the meadow which is home to alpine wildlife. 

This astonishingly beautiful crystal clear lake is renowned for its fish and birdlife, including the Ruddy Shellduck and Great Cormorant. Khorgo volcano was reponsible for creating Tsagaan Nuur thousands of years ago and is now extinct.

The crater is accessible by foot or on horseback, providing excellent views of the lake and surrounding basalt covered countryside. Local wildlife is also abundant and the area is a haven for birdwatchers.

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