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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Interesting landscapes

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2014
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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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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Macau, China
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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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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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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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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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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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