The Gobi Desert. Dinosaur graveyard
The Gobi desert or Mongolian Gobi is a fascinating place filled with mysteries and mysteries. We are waiting for a real 17-day photo trip with a TEAM of professional travelers. And our loyal friends and fellow “Mongols” will take us to the heart of the Gobi desert.
Inaccessibility and lack of civilization give a special excitement. Down with the crush of big cities, a phone that is useful only for photos and paid entrances, for photos at attractions.
Bright red canyon Hermantsav surrounded by majestic dunes, steep slopes and Sandstone pillars, weathered into bizarre shapes. Heat, hot sand and very rare saxaul. Waterless space on the territory of 1,300,000 sq km.
The local fauna will not leave you indifferent. Absolutely everyone, without exception, from small rodents to descendants of dinosaurs will keep you company and will show genuine sincere curiosity. These animals have adapted to live in the desert, where the temperature in summer can be +55, and in winter to fall to -55 degrees Celsius.
Sandstorm-a regular phenomenon in these places, but only the lucky ones manage to catch and see with their own eyes the power and power of nature.
The famous sand dunes Hongoryn ELS (“light red Sands”), they are also “Singing Sands” – this is our goal on the 7th day of the trip. This is a huge “sandbox” with a length of 180 km and a width of about 30 km.
Civilization is near. The capital of Mongolia is waiting for us. Ulaanbaatar is a large, beautiful and modern city with its traffic jams and problems inherent in large megacities. But this does not prevent us from visiting historical sites, admire cultural values, appreciate the historical heritage.
Take a look at the city of harkhorin, which is located in the valley of the Orkhon river, and is part of the UNESCO world heritage site. An important object in the Kharkhorin monastery Erdeni-Dzu. All the surviving temples, except one, are used as a Museum and representatives of religion do not belong.
Our route is looped and we have to go back. Of course, another way to learn more about the mysteries of Mongolia. We will visit the most famous rivers of Mongolia, take a steam bath in a field bathhouse and taste smoked grayling.
Back in Russia, we are moving along the familiar Chui tract. If you are lucky with the weather, you can see all the beauty of the Chui ridge.