MONGOLIAN GOBI


Mongolian Gobi often evokes a sense of an alien world, a remote land marked by awesome and arid landscapes, torrid summers, frigid winters, striking modern life forms and unforgettable travel destinations. It’s fifth largest desert on the planet. The climate here is extreme as temperatures reach +40 C in summer, -40 C in winter and precipitation averages less than 100mn per year as much as rain shadow desert suffers from having most of its rain blocked by the Himalayas. However, in fact, The Gobi gets about 7 inches of rainfall each year.  


Gobi Gurvan Saikhan (Three Beauties of Gobi) 

National Park is situated in the west of the city of Dalanzadgad in Umnugobi province. The park was protected in 1975 for reserving the beautiful nature of Yolyn-Am of the East Saikhan Mountain. UNESCO designated as the Great Gobi as the fourth larges Biosphere Reserve in the world in 1991. In 1993, by Parliament resolution No.83, its territory was extended by further including territories of Khongor's sand dune, as well as precious paleontological sites of Nemegt, Khermen Tsav, and Zulganai's River. It is comprised of 27 million hectares in area. The land of caves and mountains is 2,400-2,600 meters above sea level. 


Yolyn Am (Vulture Valley)

Yolyn Am (Vulture Valley): is situated in east north part of Zuun Saikhan Mountain. This area has been main attraction of tourists for many decades. Very wide at the entrance, it narrows gradually into a remarkable gorge. A spring two or three kilometers long winds its way through the defile and in July, freezing into a thick corridor of ice that stretches along a considerable distance.


Tsagaan Suvarga ​​​​​​​

The rocky formations of Tsagaan Suvarga,”white stupa”, are located in the Southeast of the sum Ölziit, on the Southern border of the province of Dundgovi. These rocky formations eroded by the wind look like a ruined city if you observe them from a certain distance (85 kilometres, 52,82 miles). They are about 60 metres (196,85 feet) high and 400 metres (1312,34 feet) long.


Khongor Sand Dunes

The Khongor's sand dune is one of the Mongolian longest sand dunes and continues 80 kilometers from northwest into southeastern in Sevrei and Bayandalai soums of Omnogobi province. Zuunsaikhan, Dundsaikhan, Baruunsaikhan, Bayandalai, Zoolon, Sevrei and Nemegt of the Gobi-Altai mountain grows the special flower and plants. Southern cool plants and Central Asian dry plants are found in this mountains range.
The area is rich in Fauna. There are mountain sheep, goats, leopards, black-tailed marten of cliffs, lynx, wildcats, squirrels, white gazelles and other mammal animals.

Khongor Sand Dunes: are the largest and most spectacular sand dunes situated in Sevrei soum. Also known as the "singing dunes", they are up to 300 m high, 12 km wide and about 80 km long. The spectacular dunes are bordered by lush green vegetation supported by a small river Khongor, which is fed by underground sources from surrounding mountains.
There are many findings of archeology, remains of ancient city, monasteries, wreck, graves, burial-mound, cave paintings, petroglyphs, and stone figures. 


Khermen Tsav and Nemegt Mountain

Khermen Tsav and Nemegt Mountain are home to world re-known discoveries of lizard of Cretaceous-era dinosaurs as well as the first fossilized dinosaur egg and skeletons have been preserved here to the present day.
Moreover, 30 new findings such as ancient mammals, dinosaurs, tortoise and crocodile were found from 20 different areas such as Nemegt, Altan uul, Bugyn tsav, Khermen Tsav, Naranbulag, Ulaan Khongil, Tsagaan Khoshuu, Togrogyn Shiree, Unegen Khongil, Tsonj Shurguul, Ukhaa Tolgoi, Udan Sair and Gilbent.


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