Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park

Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park
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Sarmin
Connecticut726 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Yol Valley is a part of this national park. A beautiful valley, very peaceful & calm. I didn’t know such a beautiful valley exists in the desert. In the entrance of the valley there are western toilets that you can use by paying a little fee. It was cleaner than I expected and there were toilet papers inside. We rented horses from the entrance for $8 per person & rode inside the valley. There is a point where you need to leave the horses and walk, the valley narrows down to a gorge. And there come the Surprise of a huge chunk of ice, it was there in the beginning of July. The valley was cool, so after a cold winter in the desert it did not get chance to melt! On the way back you can ride horses if you don’t like walking, it’s a bit of a walk (over 1 hr. in medium pace) Loved this valley totally, an escape from the desert heat. We have seen iBex & wild sheep on top of the mountain. The drive from our camp Nomad Lodge to the valley was beautiful, have seen lots of wild flowers including Rhubarb, Lavenders. If you are in Gobi, this is a must place to visit.
Written July 17, 2019
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lakefront_breeze
Chicago, IL53 contributions
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Jul 2012 • Friends
One is near the heart of the Gobi Desert here with spactacular views of flora and fauna. From a ger camp, take a two-hump camel ride or trek to Flaming Red Cliffs, the place where the first fossilized dinosaur eggs were discovered. Take a galloping horse ride through the Ice Valley; yes there is ice in the desert. For international visitors, the entrance fee is 1000 MNT/day. For car, it's 3000 MNT/day, Rustic bathroom facilities exist.
Written August 20, 2012
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Julie N
58 contributions
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Sep 2014 • Friends
The 'Gob' is a large area and covers many different locations. But overall it is a beautiful location with many friendly people and many amazing landscapes. From the singing sand dunes, the gorge of Yolyn am to the red cliffs of Bayanzag, all different but all spectacular in their own right. We did a tour that covered each of these locations and loved every one of them. We had a camel ride and a horse ride in Yolyn am included, both were great.
Written October 28, 2014
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leo88copper
Houston, TX554 contributions
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Jun 2015 • Family
Gobi is at its best--a stunning beauty! The scenery is various from canyon, saxaul forest, sand dunes (very long one over 100 miles), ice valley, sheer rock mountains, oasis... Highly recommended to be part of Mongolia tour. We spent three days from Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) to Khongor Sand Dunes & Oasis to Yoliin Am Gorge in three different ger camps (Gobi Tour Camp, Gobi Erdene Camp and Khan Bogd Camp) . Wish we could spend more days to explore more to enjoy beauty of the Gobi, absolutely magnificent.
Written July 7, 2015
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Lochie2
Macau, China67 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Solo
So different from other areas of Mongolia and of course just the mere word "Gobi" conjures up a plethora of images. Wide open spaces, big blue skies, changing scenery, memorable sunrises and sunsets, rock paintings, ice of Yolyn Am, flora and fauna, nomadic families........even passing over the supposed secondary Silk Road track.................just fabulous!!
Written August 11, 2014
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Sa-i44
San Diego, CA5,681 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Couples
The Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park is one of Mongolia’s most popular spots although most of us see only a small part of it. Although surrounded by four mountain ranges, it is named for the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, which translates to the Three Beauties, the East, Middle and West Beauty subranges. The park is known for its striped badlands, beautiful mountain vistas and iconic sand dunes (although not many of them) as well as for the over 200 bird species that live here including the Mongolian desert finch, cinereous vulture, desert warbler and houbara bustard. There are also 600 or more types of plants, most of which only bloom after the rare heavy rain. The park was established in 1993 and expanded in the year 2000. Now it is about 10,000 square miles long (236 miles from east to west and 50 miles from north to south), making it the largest national park in Mongolia.

Driving through here, I imagined that this must be what Mars or the moon look like. We drove and drove and then, in the mountains, we saw a herd of horses, walking along in lines, following each other, stopping to graze, walking some more, then trotting or running alongside our cars. They “rode” with us until we reached our destination, Yolyn Am, which means Lammergeyer’s mouth. The lammergeier is an eagle, so it is also called Eagle Valley. A third name is the Eastern Beauty as it is in the eastern part of the mountain range, at 6000 feet. Yolyn Am is a dramatic chasm that cuts a narrow path through the foothills of the arid Altai Mountains.

As we continued our drive we suddenly all came to a stop behind other cars, all stopped along the side of the road. It was starting to rain, but that didn’t stop us. What was everyone looking at? There were two telescopes set up and people were lined up waiting to look through it. It was a Sakker falcon, way up in the mountain. Too hard to take a picture, but fun to see through the telescope.

We continued on the bumpy dirt road, each of our caravan of 6 land cruisers Toyota barreling along kicking up clouds of dust. And throwing us around. True off-roading. We were jostled and jostled. For an hour! But the scenery was spectacular so we didn’t care. Every once in a while we would see a herd of sheep and goats (those always seemed to be together). Or a herd of cattle. Or horses. Or camels. Then, a bit further down there would be a lone ger, always with a blue truck by its side (in all the time in Mongolia, we saw a red truck once. All the rest were blue).

Or once in a while there would be a string of gers. That was the tourist camps. But not ours yet.

And we kept thinking we were seeing large lakes in the distance. But it was always a mirage. That really does exist!
Written September 2, 2017
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Keira Mason
Wellesley, MA4,105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016
Spent 4 nites in a tent- shivering at nite, nature as toilet, no shower, cooking in tent- and loved every minute of it- absolutely beautiful scenery- really get a feel for the nomadic life- horseback rode to glaciar, about 1.5 hr each way- unbelievably beautiful. Dont miss this- be sure to have flashlight, headlamp, toilet paper , wet wipes (to clean off instead of shower), spare camera batteries (no electricity) .
Written August 9, 2016
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Sonia F
Hong Kong, China199 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Friends
Our Gobi Desert tour was arranged by Golden Gobi Guesthouse. We hoped the guide for Gobi Desert tour will be better (had a nasty experience with a tour guide before this tour) and turned out to be surprisingly good. We met Khuu, the guide and Duubaatar, the driver at the airport. We headed off to breakfast. Finally we had some real hot food! Khuu was a really good cook as you can tell she really put efforts in it. We had spaghetti, camel meat dumplings, yummy salad etc. Duubaatar is a good driver where he also took care of us! The desert weather is really extreme. First two days it was so hot but in Yoh Valley, it was rather cold. Be prepared.

We went to standard tourist attractions like the Flaming Cliffs, sand dunes and yoh valley. It was worth to go!
Written August 21, 2015
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ski_mom_8
Montana19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We've done a lot of outdoor travel but have never experienced huge views like this. The sky and landscape go on forever... it's really hard to describe. The mountains change appearance depending on moisture and other atmospheric conditions...one day a mirage made them look tall and oddly shaped; the next day they appeared normal.
Written September 30, 2018
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Nomadic Tours Asia
Mongolia58 contributions
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Sep 2017 • Friends
One of the beautiful places you must visit while you are there. You can take either local bus or flight to Gobi from Ulaanbaatar. The bus departs every day at Tavan Shar station in west of the city. For local flight it does have the flights everyday in summer but in winter.
Written February 10, 2018
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