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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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a great nature walk ending in a surprise

beautiful diversion on the way to Khongoryn Els from Dalanzadgad airport. It's a long walk from where vans were no longer allowed to cross before you got to the gorge itself. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

beautiful diversion on the way to Khongoryn Els from Dalanzadgad airport. It's a long walk from where vans were no longer allowed to cross before you got to the gorge itself. But on the way, there was so much wildlife - with gerbils scurrying every which way plus the occasional ibex and lammergeier vultures in the sky. And every 100... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

From Flaming Cliffs, Sand Dunes to Gorge with thick ice, Gobi is an amazing place to visit. We walked over ice and enjoyed rocky mountains along the way. Unexpectedly, in our walk we saw yaks. Another must see place while in Gobi. We did not see any wild life particularly in our trip. But the scenery is beautiful and peaceful.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Wow! Fresh snow greeted us as we walked into the valley. This is a place for its natural beauty and for birds, especial the Yol (Lammergeier). As the snow melted, the thermals started and we watched the Lammergeier stretch its wings and glide. Walked on a "glacier" at the end of a stream gorge. Go early to enjoy the tranquility... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Visited on 12th June 2015. There was still ice in the valley, though it was melting when we were there. Nonetheless, the valley still provides a beautiful walk. Would have loved to go further into the valley, but the thinning ice was unfortunately too dangerous to walk on. A worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited the Yolin Am Valley on May 24, 2015 as part of our tour while visiting the Gobi desert in Mongolia. Yolin Am means Vulture Valley. We walked from the parking lot and discovered a small area that still had ice. We continued walking thru the canyon and the view got better and better. We found the frozen river... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were there late May. Still lots of ice on the gorge floor. No horses were available the day we visited but it is a lovely walk. About 2km in and 2km back to parking lot. Really worth a visit. If you are lucky, you might see ibex. You will see vultures circling above.

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Ahmedabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok to visit however I have not gone thorough whole area but it is nice place. People loves the area as well as kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It was interesting walking through the gorge and watching the small waterfalls. There were pikas everywhere! You could get reasonably close to them in the gorge. The gorge itself has a small stream flowing through it, although at other times of the year the stream is not so small. There was no ice when we went there in September. We... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Very worth a day to hike and explore. It's not near anything, so you'll need a vehicle with driver to get there. Supposedly a good place to see ibex and lammergeiers, but the best we did was saker falcon, pikas, and domesticated yaks.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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Address: Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Location: Asia  >  Mongolia  >  Ulaanbaatar

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