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Orkhon Valley, Arkhangai Province: Hours, Address, Orkhon Valley Reviews: 4.5/5

Orkhon Valley
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Stunning Place
Jun 2019
The terrain is not easy to drive as cars need to cross streams and also the rolling hills but the views are stunning and definitely worth the effort.
Written May 31, 2020
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Mary J
Poughkeepsie, NY433 contributions
Beautiful!
Aug 2019
We stayed with a nomadic family when in Orkhon Valley - it is beautiful and so peaceful. You can enjoy sitting by the stream, watching the horses across the lush grassland. Or hike to the waterfall, or ride horses, join in a goat slaughter and roasting - open yourself to taking time to learn about the area and people there. Milk a yak, join a family for dinner.
Written September 1, 2019
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katafazekas22
Austria125 contributions
A lush little paradise
Jul 2019 • Family
This place is really awsome. After leaving the city of Kharakhorum, you can go up a hill to a monument that overlooks the city. If you look into the other direction, then you see the river Orkhon like blue snake flowing in the middle of a lush green valley between two hill ranges. If you drive upstream on the dirt road, you will meet quite a few nomadic families looking after their herds of goats, sheep, cows or horses and crossing the river on horseback. On hot summer days the horses love standing in the cold water to cool down. There are a lot of wild animals too: birds of prey, mice and other small mammals and some other water birds too. There are even trees here, which is not very common sight in Central Mongolia. As you go further upstream you even meet herds of yaks and the place starts to look like Tibet... besides some gers here and there, and the dirt road of course, there’s no sight of humans, just beautiful intact nature wherever you look. We even experienced a massive thunderstorm coming out of the mountains, across the river and pass right over our camp. It was an amazing experience. I would recommend spending more days and nights discovering this area, especially if you love taking pictures.
Written August 23, 2019
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GeDa_12
Waasmunster, Belgium188 contributions
Nice but not easy to reach
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice surroundings. Not easy to drive to those falls. Some tracks are easy; some very difficult to drive.
We staeyd at the camp Orkhontours. They have a website. Nearby the falls.
This is a good gercamp. There are not many showers or toilets, but they were clean. We were very late in the evening in the camp, but they cooked us a warm meal at 11 p.m.
Written July 31, 2019
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Sumana
67 contributions
Breathtaking view
May 2019 • Friends
Really enjoyed the hills and valleys. The views were breathtaking. There were a lot of wildlife too.
Written June 3, 2019
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Lankylee
Lake Macquarie, Australia960 contributions
Wilderness drive
May 2019 • Friends
The valley is extremely beautiful surrounded by mountains. The drive is challenging because it is basically a series of tracks which are possibilities rather than a road. There were many animals. It snowed whilst we were there.
Written May 22, 2019
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Rupert S
Singapore, Singapore280 contributions
Must visit
Aug 2018 • Couples
Best part of our Mongolian visit. The hills and Valleys of this breathtaking area are a must see. Pay extra for a land cruiser or at least an all wheel drive vehicle to get around the tight spots and cross rivers. The waterfall visit is a must see. Very highly recommended!
Written August 15, 2018
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meetisv
New Delhi, India175 contributions
Lovely views and great photos
May 2017 • Couples
It is an extension of the visit to Kharkhorin, makes for an adventure of a drive and great views. Take a good camera for memorable photos
Written September 22, 2017
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Orkun14
Zug, Switzerland160 contributions
Serenity
Jul 2017 • Solo
If I had to summarize inner Mongolia with one word, it would be serenity. Spent 5 days recently in central Mongolia, landed in UB, hired a guide (Odka from Selena Travel, great guide, extremely knowledgeable and accomodating) and a 4x4 (driven very safe by Amgaa), took off to KharKhorin.

The land is amazing with its beautiful views, sheep, goats, cows, horses, dogs everywhere, mixed up with people in the most natural way. People are extremely friendly, upon asking Odka if we could see the inside of an local family ger, she just picked a ger visible from the main road, had us drive there, knocked on the door. The lady of the house invited us without the slightest doubt, offered us traditional Mongolian tea, food and we had a great (translated) conversation. Keep in mind that bringing simple gifts (biscuits, fruit juice, some tokens, etc) is of tradition for this kind of spur of the moment visits.

We have eaten in small tiny restaurants along the way, most without any name signs, all tasted amazing. Food generally consists of meat (mutton, beef, chicken), potatoes, noodle and eggs, very affordable as well.

I'd definitely recommend staying in ger camps, taste the lack of everyday technology (electricity?), live in the most natural conditions, enjoy the calm and silence. I have met many tourist groups and everyone had the same relaxed look on their faces. Sleep with sun down, get up early in the morning, full day ahead... Do horse riding, take pictures, go for hiking, walks, swim in the -rather cold- lakes, it's evening before you know it.

If I have to name a few attractions, I'd count Erdene Zuu monastery, the turtle rock, phallic rock (you will understand what's meant when you see it) close to Kharkhorin, Orkhon scripts (Khushuu Tsaidam), Orkhon falls. But again the biggest attraction is the nature itself...

Written August 10, 2017
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Kacie01
Barstow, CA114 contributions
Much more than just a waterfall!
Jun 2017 • Family
On our tour, we spent a total of 4 days and 3 nights in the Orkhon valley. While the waterfall was awesome, the highlight was the aggregate of all the beautiful scenery and hiking that was available. The waterfall was about a half-day's drive (4wd off-road of course) from a place we spent two nights that had a natural hot spring & great hiking. It was also only about an hour or two drive from the Tuvkhun monastery (temple on a mountain). While the waterfall itself wasn't that big, the canyon area around it is also a great place to spend a day or 1/2 day of hiking or exploring. My kids loved walking around it!
Written July 21, 2017
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