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Chuluut River

Chuluut River (Mongolia)

Practical information about Chuluut River

  • Relaxation
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • River
  • Horse
5 / 5 - One review
How to get there
Between 100/150km by road from Mörön
When to go
From August to October
Minimum stay
2 to 3 days

Reviews of Chuluut River

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The Chuluut River stems from the Hangay Mountains and flows up to the north of Arkhangai Province, where it joins three other rivers, the Ider, Delgermurmun and Selenga.

My suggestion:
The confluent and Chuluut Canyon are on the road between Tsetserieg and Tariat, around 30km east of the latter. These are two must-sees that you should take the time to explore during a trip to Mongolia.

The Chuluut River or 'stoney river' is a favourite spot for taïmen fishing. Its famous basaltic canyon is a stunning nesting ground for eagles and falcons. This immense river-formed valley cuts through the steppe and left me with a dreamy feeling of time having stopped still on the banks below the cliffs.

It was Spring and we arrived on horseback. We decided to head down the cliffs not knowing what to expect. Snow clung to the banks and winter's icy tendrils covered shady parts of the river - needless to say our horses were tentative during the approach. 

Imagine the sight of hundreds of Artic Lenok, blocked by strips of ice, swimming alongside huge rainbow-coloured trout that leap over rocks, their scales glinting in sunshine filtered by the trees. All accompanied by the distant call of a herdsman looking for an errant animal... 

Chuluut River