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Address: | Located in the Gurvan Saikhan National Park near Dalanzadgad, Mongolia, Dalanzadgad, Mongolia
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Very beautiful landscape.

Horse ride through the gorge was very nice experience with helpful locals. Locals said it will be most beautiful to visit during winter time as river is frozen. Even during spring... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 7, 2016
Muugii S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

I wish I had asked about this place before we went. There was no glacier in early August. It had already melted. However, I discovered this at the end of the walk. It was the first place we visited so I was pleased by the river and walk, nature and animals, but by the end of our 10-day trip, realized... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Horse ride through the gorge was very nice experience with helpful locals. Locals said it will be most beautiful to visit during winter time as river is frozen. Even during spring time you can see ice as it takes long time to completely defrost.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We drove by stunning vistas as our vehicle tackled the rough road through the lower ranges of the Altai Mountains. The Gurvan Saikhan National Park here has a diversity of animal life as the museum depicts. Just beyond is the Yolyn Am gorge. It's a great walk into the valley with high hills rising on the sides. We walk past... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We hiked the Yolyn Am on a sunny morning in June. We were greeted by a group of locals who had just spotted an Ibex and were very lucky too see it before it disappeared into the mountains. The valley was quiet and were were alone for much of the hike. Along the way we saw yak, pika, and vultures.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

just the experience of driving through the desert for hours to find some mountains and then a patch of ice, weird and stunning at the same time! Schedule it in on your Gobi trip!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I visited this location as part of a three-day, five-night tour of the Gobi desert. We first looked at the museum at the front of the valley, which was informative about the biodiversity of the region and showed why it's a protected area. The museum chargesto take pictures; I almost paid to take the pictures because some of the taxidermy... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We came here on a rainy day, but it was still gorgeous. The valley is full of little creatures to observe! There were also plenty of plants to see. The rock formations are very beautiful. People are able to walk into the valley, or you can rent a horse!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the main highlights of our 14D tour of central Mongolia and the Gobi. We arrived on a cool day with light shower. The 2km walk was not difficult - mostly flat in a valley floor with a stream that runs through it (though some parts were a bit rocky and slippery) - so there was no... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 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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