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).