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Yol Valley

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ranked #4 of 28 attractions in Ulaanbaatar
Type: Valleys
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Huntington Beach, California
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334 reviews 334 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Believe it! I hiked this valley while on tour in Mongolia. Something like a three kilometer hike up to the end where the stream is frozen over and there is ice and snow in late June and into early July! Lots of wildlife, wild donkeys and cattle graze the grassy areas of this canyon. We took an hour to play... More

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Narrow dark gorges, sunlight bouncing off amazing rocks, wildflowers (July), the busy little pikas in and out of burrows, bird life - a wonderful 3km walk from the car park AND then there's the excitement of discovering ice chunks/glacier - in the Gobi!!! An amazing corner of Mongolia.

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Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A great place to hike into. I was there in July and found thick ice at the end. Birds are plentiful and wild flowers everywhere.

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Scottsdale Arizona
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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Scenery and animal life made this site special. You can walk or ride a horse to the bottom of a glacier, mostly receded in the summer months. The horses were calm, and the ride was an easy one on mostly level ground.

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London
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607 attraction reviews
545 helpful votes 545 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Really great walk - nice and flat - wonderful scenery to take in as you stroll. Quite long - allow at least 3-4 hours. Mad antics of the thousands of gerbils made us laugh. Surprised that there was still ice in July but this made for an interesting trek through the last part of the canyon. You can horse ride... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had quite a lot of mist going through the valley. Still, the ice was pretty amazing (and challenging) and the lack of other tourists made the whole walk through the valley very nice.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It is nice and calm to walk. There is ice in valley until June. The valley is located in Gurvan Siakhan Mountain that is the protected mountain

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

When you are planning your Mongolian tour, be sure to add Yol Valley. It is a unique formation of hills and mountains that other parts of Mongolia don't quite represent as well. I came here in October, when all the grasses and other vegetation were dry and withered. My tour guide said that the best time is in the spring,... More

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Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

What a great luck I could travel there, even just briefly! I loved the beauty of this valley. Cannot forget its beauty and definitely want to come back there, to explore more and with more time!

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Using Nomadic Expeditions the 3 of us traveled to Yol Valley after spending a few days at the Three Camel Lodge in the Gobi. As a hiker and mountain climber, I enjoyed the scenery and walk as it was very serene. There isn't a lot of wildlife that you can see (you can be assured animals see you though). It... More

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