Tsaagan Suvarga or the White Cliffs


  • The white cliffs that resemble vast Buddhist stupas from a distance
  • The pastel coloured, hilly landscape
  • A small oasis full of gnarled trees and rare birds
  • The white limestone caves and rocky, lunar landscape
  • The endangered Gobi gazelle
  • Cave pantings and petroglyphs

Travel from Ulaanbaatar:

Flights depart from Ulaanbaatar almost every day to Dalanzagad city. From here the cliffs are a 2 hour drive on very rough roads

Driving from Ulaanbaatar takes around 6 hours travelling on good roads in the direction of Dalanzagad and then a 2 hour drive on very rough roads


Wear good walking boots, loose fitting clothing, apply high factor sun cream and take lots of water. The area is very hot and arid.

You can walk to the oasis from the only ger camp but the distance is much greater than it appears so take plenty of water with you.

The petroglyphs are around 25km from the cliffs so ask your driver to take you.

There is only 1 ger camp and very few nomads so book in advance.

Be careful walking on the high cliffs, some of the paths are very smooth and a bit slippery.