Orkhon Waterfall

Orkhon Waterfall

The Orkhon Waterfall is a 16-metres (52,5 feet) high and 5-metres (16 feet) wide waterfall located in the Orkhon valley of Övörkhangai Province in central Mongolia. The waterfalls formed 20.000 years ago after a unique combination of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Starting in Khujirt, the road to the Orkhon Falls or ”Orkhonii Khürkhree”  is 73.3 km long following the Orkhon river valley up to the waterfall, the iggest waterfall in the country and one of the most visited tourist attractions in Central Mongolia. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. This route is not suitable for normal cars. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. Road condition is bad due to over protruded volcanic bubbles and stones. You’ll need an experienced driver and a very sturdy 4WD to attempt it.
The road has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. If there has been recent rains there can be some muddy challenges. The road to the waterfall is not easily accessible, owing to rocky surface of the area along the Orkhon river.