Tour Description

The waterfall (Mongolian: Улаанцутгалангын хүрхрээ, "Red flows waterfall") is located on the Orkhon River in Bat-Ulzii, Uvurkhangai province. The waterfall was formed by a unique combination of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes about 20.000 years ago. The fall is naturally most impressive after heavy rain. Its  width is about 10 m. When a smaller river named Ulaan (meaning Red) flows into Orkhon river the water drops over the edge with height over 24 and makes the waterfall. That is why, locals called it Ulaantsutgalan which meaning Red's Flows. It is frozen from the second half of November till the end of March. Therefore, it is frozen for about 130 days in  winter. The frozen ice-wall’s height is 24 m and it is formed like 85-90 degree vertical ice-cliff. Thus, it is considered as W15 category ice-climbing spot. Also, there are several (different) ice-walls are formed in winter those give more opportunities for professional and amateur climbers.

Price includes

  • 2 overnights at the hotel
  • 3 overnights at Nomadic family ger
  • All indicated meals (B- Breakfast, L-Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • All visits, NP and sightseeing fee
  • 4 WD strong van with driver including gasoline
  • English speaking guide
  • Ice climbing safety equipments
  • Airport transfers


Price excludes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Personal clothing and helmet
  • Gratuities

Tour dates:

  • December to January OPEN
Day 1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar transfer to the hotel in city center and welcome dinner. /Hotel D/

Day 2 Ulaanbaatar - Kharkhorin

After breakfast head to Kharkhorin have lunch en route. When you arrive in Kharkhorin to see Karakorum museum, Erdene zuu - oldest and most beautiful buddhist monastery. /Hostel B,L,D/

Day 3 Kharkhorin - Ulaan Tsutgalan

Orkhon river valley is a UNESCO world heritage registered fascinating landscape of beautiful place with interesting historical sites. Ulaan tsutgalan waterfall referred to as the cradle of nomadic culture it contains many ancient graves and historic sites within its boundaries. The area is relatively densely populated by nomadic herders and allows plenty of encounters with them, each one an authentic cultural exchange. Ulaan Tsutgalan 24 meter high waterfall formed by a small tributary dropping in to a fault in which the main body of Orkhon river flows. /Ger B,L,D/

Day 4 Ulaan Tsutgalan - Elsen Tasarkhai

Ice challenge trip organizer will ensure safety and ice climbing equipments. After breakfast you will climb to the highest frozen water fall of Mongolia. You will visit and stay overnight at Nomadic family near to Elsen tasarkhai. /Ger B,L,D/

Day 5 Elsen Tasarhai - UB

After breakfast return drive to Ulaanbaatar, have lunch en route and transfer to the hotel in UB take a rest. In the evening have farewell dinner. /Hotel B,L,D/

Day 6 Departure

Departure /B/

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