Yolyn Am, Dalanzadgad

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#3 of 26 in Parks in Mongolia
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 Edition.
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  • Upland wild park dominated by the gorge with its superb wildlife. Transport is needed to get here from the nearest town of from your Tourist Ger Camp. Its a worthwhile trip. Wildlife includes...  more »
  • We did a 3-hours hiking following our tour guide at the Yol Valley, which means eagle valley among the locals. It was a beautiful gorge with some wild animals that can be seen. There are horse riding....  more »
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  • This incredible ice field has really felt the effects of climate change this year as there's no ice left. It's sad that has happened but this gorge is still a stunning place to visit at all times of the year while you're travelling through Mongolia. It's a great half way point on the way to the Gobi and if you stay at Nomad Homestay they are the closest came to the fields that remains authentic and private.
  • Strange place. High mountain located in Gobi desert. So rare!
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