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Address: | Located in the Gurvan Saikhan National Park near Dalanzadgad, Mongolia, Dalanzadgad, Mongolia
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A lovely hike into the gorge......

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Pahari
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 

Thank JesseWhite
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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!

Thank Matthijs A
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 

Thank Daniel E
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!

Thank Becky R
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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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