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Address: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Lovely location

We walked to see it as its only a couple kms, but you can ride a horse half way and walk the rest . Some rocks are slippery so bs careful and wear walking shoes. We didn't see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
chirpyandcheerful
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draper ut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our tour we stopped here and I rode the yak cart ( $ 5 US roundtrip) just for fun. Many of the locals rode horses and they were such fun to watch - their riding skills so well developed at a young age. The valley itself is pretty but nothing majestic. You have to walk across a small stream... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to see it as its only a couple kms, but you can ride a horse half way and walk the rest . Some rocks are slippery so bs careful and wear walking shoes. We didn't see ice. Pretty Swiss-like terrain, lots of wild flowers and wild cows and horses to admire.

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Thank chirpyandcheerful
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The claim to fame for this valley is the "ice" that supposedly stays year round in this canyon. We loved scampering back and forth over the stream, but there was no more ice in mid July. Perhaps climate change is affecting this phenomenon, but the hike with beautiful wildflowers and changing vistas is well worth it. Entrepreneurial locals give ox... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wonderful walk came as a pleasant surprise as no-one expected to see ice after hours of driving through the hottest of the Gobi desert. The walk through the canyon was great, peak-a-boos cute and the ice formations fantastic.

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Thank GoranWembley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The short walk from the car park to the glacier can be taken at a leisurely pace to make the most of the area. Lots of what we were told were hamsters and other small, cute critters scurry about the grass. Lots of vultures and some other birds too, eagles if you're lucky. Though not in the valley itself we... More 

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Thank Kate M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to be missed. Enjoy your lunch sitting in the valleys covered with beautiful flowers and greenery.

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Thank emahyn
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I would rate it as great way to spend a full day, but beware there is a fair bit of walking. It is not as stunning as the singing sands of the flaming cliffs, but it is a gorgeous walk. They claim you might (with a big emphasis on might) be lucky enough to see an Ibix but don't hold... More 

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Thank Douglas_Dow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The walk can be done to reach the glaciers in 30 minutes if you're in a hurry, though at a much more leisurely pace it will take about an hour. Mind you, you'll be sharing the path with horses (which you can rent to ride), so watch out for the droppings everywhere. You'll see plenty of rodents scurrying about, but... More 

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

A scenic short trek, a little stream crisscrosses the path and there at the end, awaits a glaciers, you could walk on them. Little slippery but was fun.

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Nice park in the Gobi desert with canyons and valleys, great for hiking. We went as a part of our Gobi desert tour. Very popular with Mongolian visitors during the Nadaam festival holiday. Another activity is to visit a nomad's family. The park is a four and half hours drive from the Gobi sand dune.

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