Vacations to Gun Galuut Nature Reserve, Mongolia

For all the delights of Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar, there are times when you simply need to get away, to gulp down some fresh air, and lose yourself in the beautiful natural world past the city’s post-war concrete.

For times like these, visit Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. It is the pride and joy of Tuv Province. Compared to many of the other national parks in Mongolia, it’s a bit on the dainty side. It’s not the size that counts, though. This small stretch of land either side of the River Kherlen is a miscellany of mountains, rivers, lakes and wetlands. It provides an ideal home for some of the world’s most rare and endangered species.

It’s here where you can track down the magnificently-horned argali mountain sheep of the Baits Berkh Mountains, and the beautiful Siberian white crane of Ayaga Lake, both of which are fighting the very real threat of extinction. Beyond them, there are red falcons, black vultures, black storks, great white egrets, and hooded cranes. Gun Galuut is well and truly a birders paradise. Waking up early in the morning to see their silhouettes swoop above the mighty Kherlen River is a sight to treasure.

When you’ve finished observing the beautiful birds and wildlife of Gun Galuut, the national park has plenty more up its sleeve. Adventurers can go horseback riding, fish in the rivers and lakes, kayak, cycle, and even try a spot of archery.


  • Enjoy a nature-filled day just a short drive from Ulaanbaatar

  • See some of the world’s most endangered species

  • Explore a picturesque landscape of mountains, rivers and lakes

  • Try your hand at horse riding, fishing or kayaking

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Gun Galuut Nature Reserve trip ideas

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Things to do in Gun Galuut Nature Reserve

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