The Gobi Desert region in southern Mongolia is home to some of the country's most dramatic landscapes. Within the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park, Yolyn Am is a spectacular gorge, 20km long and so narrow and deep (with cliff faces up to 200 metres) that there is permanent ice on the valley floor. The area is renowned for its wildlife with opportunities to see endangered animals such as Siberian ibex, Argali sheep and snow leopard. North of here lies Bayanzag, known as Flaming Sands due to the colours of the red, yellow and orange sands at sunset and sunrise. This region is a famous dinosaur fossil exploration site. Elsewhere in the Gobi, the Khongoriin Els sand dunes are Mongolia's largest, up to 200 metres in size, and known as the 'Singing Sand Dunes' due to the sounds that resonate through them on windy days.
Travel to Gobi Desert
Organised group tours: Click here to see 12 tours to Mongolia which may include Gobi Desert.