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Yoliin Am Canyon - Gobi Desert / Southern Mongolia

Yoliin Am , whose name means "Valley of the Vultures" is a deep and narrow canyon in the Gurvan Saikhan Mountains, south of Mongolia.

It is located in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park ("3 Beauties" in reference to three mountain ranges that make it up), in the heart of the Zuun Saikhanii Nuruu range ("Beauty of the East").

This region, like the rest of the Gobi Desert, receives little rainfall, but the canyon is famous for its ice field which reaches several meters thick and several kilometers long at the end of winter.

In the past, the icefield remained throughout the year, but in recent years, it tends to disappear during summer.

Nearby, the Dungenee Canyon is particularly spectacular, being very narrow, sometimes hardly wider than a car.

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IMPORTANT - Flights in Mongolia

Be aware that very few airlines go to Mongolia, flights are therefore quickly fully booked, especially between June and September. Book at least 6 months in advance to have the best air fares.
If your luggage has been delayed, the airlines do NOT deliver it in Mongolia, they keep it available in Ulan Bator. If your tour has already started, and you are already in the Orkhon Valley for example, it can be very expensive to deliver it.
We can do it for you at extra cost:
- 50 € for a delivery inside Ulan Bator
- 100 € for a delivery in Hustai
- 200 € for a delivery in Khogno Khan
- 300 € for a delivery in Karakorum, the Orkhon Valley or Arkhangai
- 400 € for a delivery at Lake Khövsgöl or in the Gobi Desert
This cost includes the driver & the vehicle for 1 or 2 days depending on the distance + fuel for the vehicule for the round trip + meals and accommodation for the driver if the roundtrip is more than 1 day.
If your flight is late, the same rates apply if you need a private transfer.