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Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Gobi Desert

The Gobi is bounded by the Altai mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southwest.

The word Gobi in Mongolian means desert. Unlike the Sahara there are few sand dunes; rather you’ll find large barren expanses of gravel plains and rocky outcrop.

Experiences

Gobi Desert

Drive south into the dramatic and arid Gobi Desert.

Yolyn Am

Explore Yolyn Am or Eagle Valley whose walls are so high and steep that ice can often be found in its basin throughout the summer.

Self-Drive Karakorum

Drive overland via Karakorum, the ancient walled city which was once the capital of the Mongolian Empire.

Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag

Visit the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, where the American expedition of the 1950’s uncovered a great haul of dinosaur remains.

Singing Sand Dunes

Climb Mongolia’s highest sand dunes; Khongoriin Els, known as singing dunes due to the sound they make when the wind blows over them.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Paul Craven

Paul, our Mongolian expert, joined Steppes Travel in 1994 and has visited Mongolia numerous times. His most recent adventure was with his son when they experienced a yak trek, staying in yurts as they travelled, as well as visiting a nature reserve where they found eagles and argali sheep.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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