Vacations to Baga Gazriin Chuluu

The Mongol Steppe is one of the last genuine wildernesses of the world. It allures adventurers with the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan, and the solitude of sleeping beneath the stars. Visiting the Steppe is as much about losing yourself in the nomad culture as it is finding the secrets of Mongolia and its stunning landscapes.

Hidden at its heart, the Dundgovi province – with its towering granite rock formations and harsh terrain – is unlike anywhere else on the planet. It’s here where you’ll find Baga Gazariin Chuluu, ‘the stone of the little place’. It’s the East’s answer to the Grand Canyon, where thousands of years of natural erosion has cut through Mongolia’s rocky mountains and created a maze for giants and brave explorers.

Even entering Baga Gazriin Chuluu comes with its challenges; the polished cliffs will put a nervous smile on the face of even the most seasoned hikers. Persevere and you will be permitted entry. Once inside, it’s time to hunt down the secrets hidden within this rocky maze.

Keep your eyes peeled for the petroglyphs and inscriptions of the two Buddhist monks who made the mountains their home in the 19th century. Older still are the ruins of the 17th-century Choir Monastery. But for religious persecution in the 1930s it would still be intact today, making Dudgovi province an even more magnificent place to visit.

While you’re exploring, cross your fingers and hope to find the famous spring water shrine fabled to cure blindness. There is an aura to this area of the granite mountains. Cross paths with rare wildlife, exploring its corridors, not knowing where they will take you and what secrets you will uncover next. Baga Gazriin Chuluu is challenging at times, but constantly beautiful and alluring.


  • Delve into the mountains of Dundgovi Province

  • Search the giant granite maze for its secrets

  • Explore the 17th-century Choir Monastery

  • Heal in the waters of the famous shrine

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