Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan

Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan

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Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan is located at the historically important Orkhon valley with volcanic rocks in central Mongolia. Waterfall Ulaan Tsutgalan is also known as Orkhon waterfall or Orkhonii Khurkhree. About 20,000 years ago, the waterfall was formed by an exceptional merge of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

The elevation of the waterfall is around 20m (65 feet) whose river flows in an amazing 1120km journey to the north before it joins the grand Selenge River. It flows from an imposing height of 20 meters and its width is 10 meters. Ulaan Tsutgalan waterfall is the largest waterfall in Mongolia. There are a few different means to reach the waterfall and all of them involve rough travel on very rocky roads. The water doesn’t run all year and will only begin to flow after the first good summer rain. Since this fall is naturally impressive after a heavy rain, the best time to visit the place would be in late July and August. But if you ever turn up here when the waterfall is not in flow, you can still consider the beautiful and a fine area for pleasurable camping, horse riding, photography, fishing and cycling. You may also visit local nomad families here and have an opportunity to experience their way of life, culture and traditions. The path may be very awful to go through volcanic rocks by bump-like land but at the end it’s all worth to be there. It’s been a desired destination for both the locals and tourists.