Yolyn Am, Dalanzadgad

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Trek through Yolyn Am, a gorge in the Gurvan Saikhan mountains known for its ice field that persists for most of the year. The valley enjoys protection as part of a national park, and also lies within the Gobi desert. Hiking through the narrow gorge, you can admire the dramatic landscape made up of towering cliffs and accentuated by the ice sheets, reaching a depth of several yards depending on the time of year. A variety of wildlife calls the valley home, including eagles, Lammergeier vultures, and the adorable pika. Yolyn Am is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Dalanzadgad Edition.
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  • The Yol valley in Mongolia is quite beautiful tucked between rough craggy mountain gorges on both sides. You can walk amid small streams and enjoy your walk as you meet yaks and lazy horses grazing on...  more »
  • Very pretty Valley where you can go hiking or simply a walk. We peacefully along the River, going from small bridges, one sinks gradually into the canyon, we climb the cliffs to the watercourse, we take advantage of the intense activity of the endemic fauna (various birds, ibex, etc.), it gets drunk the perfume flowers show this season (August) to get to the bottom of the canyon and normally see a waterfall (but that was all melted when we went). However, this does not diminish the interest of the site or the beauty of the place, quiet and relaxing. It is one of the places I have enjoyed the most. On and off, just at the exit of the national park, there is a very interesting Museum. It includes many... stuffed animals... (ok, I'm not a fan of dead and still less stuffed animals and that may at first a little put off, except the Taxidermists). This allows however to see endemic species found that very difficult to or rarely in the wild.
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  • Great Valley, walk and spend the night nearby... Even it's possible to see ice, because sun does not enter to the thin Canyon ! It worth a visit  more »
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