Yoliin am - Vulture gorge
Gorge named by endangered Lammergeier vultures which live in Three Beauty Mountain. It locates in valley and range with alpine meadow, bright green and covered in spring flowers. The main attraction of Yoliin am or Vulture Gorge is a nearly year-round glacier except for July and August. Actually layers of accumulated snow and ice – which is sheltered by the soaring canyon walls and survives through the South Gobi’s hottest summer day. From the entry gate, the walk to the glacier is three-kilometre (1.8 miles) but local nomads hire out horses. The trail follows a gurgling stream along a lush valley floor covered in flowers. And pikas, round-eared, member of the rabbit family popping in and out of their burrows, scampering through grasses.
The valley becomes increasingly narrow and winding as the canyon walls, made of the same twisted sedimentary rock throughout the Altai range, rise steeply above, placing its floor in deep shadow. On a hot summer day in the Gobi, the canyon certainly provides a pleasant tonic to the searing, dry heat outside. Wild goats scampered in the hills and falcon lairs dotted the surrounding cliffs. The tiny valley is the best example of the park’s biological diversity. In the Vulture Gorge park we will visit Gobi natural museum which has a rich taxidermy Gobi’s animals like goat, snow leopard, wolf, Gobi bear and birds.