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Amazing sand dunes. They are so perfect they appear fake. The blue sky above the lines of the sand dunes is spectacular. Arrived at sunset but it was rather cold and windy so went back the next morning and climbed the huge dune in the...More
There are few things that I relish more than a challenging hike, and khongor sand dunes certsinly represented that for me, albeit an unconventional one! For starters, you are hiking up barefoot or only with socks up 800 feet on the finest sand you will...More
These are really impressive sand dunes reaching a height of 800 metres, 20 km wide and about 100 km long, of course they are always moving and changing. They are also known as the "singing dunes" as when it is windy the grains of sand...More
A drive to the sand dune will take you through endless open praire. Sand dune is quite high, an hour hike to summit. Especially beautiful in sunrise or sunset. Our guide surprised us with a bottle of wine on top of the dune.
It's interesting to see the dunes from a distance and daunting when you get up close. For those coming from sea level, manage your expectations regarding an easy climb to the top, as it is quite challenging. For those who make it to the top...More
This morning, after breakfast, we grabbed a small bag for one night at the Khongoryn Els sand dunes. It was about a three hour drive, so our caravan set off again, across the desert. We finally arrived at the Gobi Erdene, the only ger camp...More
Climbing a sand dune sounds like a walk in the park. It isn't. I'm in my mid-fifties and reasonably active; I ended up clinging to what felt like a sheer wall of sand moving ten paces at a time and exhausted. Bear in mind that...More