Tsengel, Bayan-Olgii

Baga Turgan Waterfall

In Bayan-Olgii province, there are several waterfalls on the west coast of Khoton and Hurgan Lakes, and in the middle of Turgani mountains. The largest among them is the waterfall of the mouth of the Baga Ori. It descends from a steep cliff with a total height of 36m, forming two waterfalls, one big and one small, which falls in a cascade pattern. The Great Waterfall is 23m high and the Small Waterfall is 13m high.

In addition, the surrounding mountains are home to Siberian firs, larch trees, and sheep curds. In the spring and summer months, flocks of Mongolian gray heron, a native fish of this area, go up the fast-flowing mountain river to spawn.

The territory around the waterfall is included in the tourist zone of the Altai Tavanbogd Natural Complex, and about 10,000 hectares of land up to the state border is included in the special zone. Mammals such as red deer, ibex, snow leopard, lynx, and dog live in Sumdairykh mountain, Khondleng mountain, and Upper mountain near Khurkhree, while rare plants such as golden weld and Altai onion grow in abundance.

There are also several fresh water lakes and ponds of permafrost and glacier origin in the upper mountain hollows. Along the ridge on the west side, there are many petroglyphs, which are considered to be rare monuments of ancient history and culture, in the rocky area at an altitude of 3000m above sea level. This part of Altai Tavanbogd National Park borders the Hanas Nature Reserve of Altai Province, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. In recent years, the number of tourists visiting Baga Turgeni Falls has been increasing.

Baga Turgan Waterfall

Why to go?

A place of perfect natural beauty

Pay attention

Be careful not to slip from the waterfall and fall into the water


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Baga Turgan Waterfall





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