Welcome to Darkhad Valley


The difficulty in reaching the region ensures the unique Tsaatan people are able to continue their traditional lifestyle here. The area is also one of Mongolia’s strongest centres of shamanism – the genuine kind, not the let's-pose-for-tourists kind.

The entrance to the region is most dramatic, marked with a gate and a number of large ovoos (shamanistic collections of stones, wood or other offerings to the gods) sprinkled with food.

The valley is also known as the Darkhad Depression (Дархадын Хотгор).


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Taimen Fishing Tour in Mongolia

TOURDuration: 7 daysTravel type: horse, car, boatTravel place: Darkhad valley, Shishged , Hog, Sharga and Tengis rivers.Activities: Taimen fishing. Enjoying Mongolian beautiful Wild nature with wild animals in amazing nature of Darkhad valley, its lakes and rivers.ITINERARY:1. Arrival-Hotel in Ulaanbaatar, can arrange city tour depends on arrival time2. Fly to Murun city, travel to Shishged Ger camp by car, on the bank of Shishged& Hog rivers junction /Light meal on the way;3. Stay Shishged ger camp, fishing on the river Shishged, Hog, Sharga and Tengis rivers. (5-days)4. Go to Murun city by car and fly to Ulaanbaatar5. Hotel in Ulaanbaatar (can arrange shopping)6. DeparturePrice from -2700$ per/personIncluded;Pick up service from/to Airport , accommodation, three meals per day, all transportation between destinations within Mongolia, all tickets, fees, travel equipments, driver and tour guide fees, bottled water supplies.DETAILS:• Distance from Ulaanbaatar to Murun 676km.• Flight to Murun by Hunnu Air-domestic airline, Fligh time: from UB to Murun 10:20-11:40am, from Murun to UB 12:00-13:20.• Can arrange a charter plane with 9 seats from Ulaanbaatar to camp area, 20 km from Shishged ger camp. Flight 3 hours for round trip. Fly in the early morning to camp area, from camp area to Ulaanbaatar around 17 PM.• Diistance from Murun to Shishged ger camp 250 km, Travel 250 km by 4x4 SUV from Murun to Shishged camp (drive around 7 hours), The Shishged ger camp located on the junction of Shishged& Hog rivers, to Sharga river 35km, to Tengis river 50km. Shishged camp has 3 Mongolian national gers with 3-4 beds.Also has dinning house. Shower is available.Travelers can have flexible tours designed only for them and choose their own length of tour and activities.We have professional friendly tour guides and drivers who are happy to show travelers our beautiful Mongolia.