We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Yol Valley

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Book In Advance
$1,010*
and up
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 110 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Unbelievable landscape in Gobi!

Yolyn Am is an unexpected slice of the Gobi that features green hills and ice fields. Entering the national park is like being transported to another place, you'll forget that you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
whitepaw06
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 77: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yolyn Am is an unexpected slice of the Gobi that features green hills and ice fields. Entering the national park is like being transported to another place, you'll forget that you are in the Gobi. Though we didn't see any Lammergeiers the Valley was names after, the scenery and cute rodents scuttling all over the hills and icefields in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank whitepaw06
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IF it's balmy and you don't venture too deep into the gorge. Our two year-old was able to walk some parts of it (until she got tired). We were only given about an hour to explore the place by ourselves. Not as amazing as Tsagaan Suvarga and the Flaming Cliffs but definitely has its own charm. I can imagine it... More 

Helpful?
Thank Boho G
Cancun, Mexico
Level Contributor
96 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to Yol valley on the way to gobi desert. It is a beautiful canyon at high altitude. the river was frozen and one could walk on the ice.. where not too thin Although theoretically mountain goats and sheep are part of the fauna, only a small mouth like creature called pika in Mongolian was to be seen There... More 

Helpful?
Thank oaxaca2
Irvine, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's beautiful. Unfortunately, when we were there it was raining cats and dogs and super cold with strong winds. Still, the scenery is amazing, just like from story books. In mid June, you can still see sheets of ice with small stream running underneath. The walk was nice even though it rained hard. Make sure to bring rain gears, and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tigre0313
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe how little I knew about the Gobi region. This is a beautiful landscape with such great peaks and wildlife like crazy. Don't forget to hike to the back of the canyon to see the glacier. There was perhaps only 50 meter of ice when I was there in June but in the winter it can be up... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 89car0le
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Eagles! Definitely see a few flying around, best to bring some binoculars for closer view. Can get a bit cold once you near the ice areas. Nice short hike through the valley.

Helpful?
Thank KaYan0_o
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't much time to go on longer tour, this one is a must see. Terelj is a bit commercial to compare with this conservation area.

Helpful?
Thank twinklelittlestar1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

incredible view! good to take your time and walk around the valley slowly. horses are also available at the entrance. in the valley there's a small stream and we just walked along the stream sometimes need to step on some stones to cross the stream so suggest to wear a waterproof boots. unfortunately due to the weather we couldn't see... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alice C
Vancouver
Level Contributor
62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Like most visitors to the Gobi, I stopped in here as part of a driving tour. We had to visit twice because the first time we ended up running back to the parking lot as fast as we could because of a torrential rain storm. The walk to the glacier is along a beautiful little river in this little valley.... More 

Helpful?
Thank VancouverOutside
Kuala Lumpur
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Great view. Enjoyed spotting "peak-a-boos".Did not enjoy the horse back riding as the horses were overworked.

Helpful?
Thank Poppyjourney

Travelers who viewed Yol Valley also viewed

 

Been to Yol Valley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yol Valley and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Yol Valley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Near Yol Valley

Top-rated Attractions Nearby
Top-rated Restaurants Nearby