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  • Men with their camels in the Gobi Desert
  • Walking the sands of the Gobi will be a highlight of your Mongolia tour.
  • The Gobi covers parts of southern Mongolia and northwestern China
  • A camel brigade takes a rest
  • A nomadic woman milking her goats

The Gobi Desert, or the Gobi, is a large desert region in Asia, covering parts of north and northwestern China, and southern Mongolia. The largest desert in Asia, and the fifth largest in the world, The Gobi measures over 1,295,000 sq km (500,002 sq mi) and is something to behold on a Mongolia vacation. 

Throughout its long history, human habitation of the Gobi mostly comprised nomadic people, and by the early 20th century, the region was under the nominal control of Manchu-China and inhabited mostly by Mongols, Uyghurs, and Kazakhs. The Gobi Desert was a notable region during the Mongol Empire and features several cities on Mongolia tours situated along the old Silk Road.

Situated on a plateau roughly 910–1,520 meters (3,000–5,000 ft) above sea level, as well as being fairly north, the Gobi is a mostly cold desert. Winds coming from the Siberian Steppes can range the desert’s temperatures from–40°C (–40°F) in winter to +50°C (122°F) in summer.

The Gobi Desert is made up of several distinct ecological and geographic regions based on variations in climate and topography. It features high mountains, springs, forests, sands, steppe lands, and a rich animal kingdom. Much of the desert is also made up of exposed bare rock.

The Mongolian Gobi has the vast plains of Europe, the majestic peaks and mountain ranges of Asia, and the sand dunes and sandy valleys of Africa, thereby potentially calling it the land of the three continents, all to be experienced on a Mongolia vacation.



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Learn about the history and culture of Mongolia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mongolia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, and 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mongolia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mongolia tours today!


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Gobi Desert

  • Mongolia Discovery

    MODERATE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: This vast land encompasses a fabulous array of pristine landscapes and a nomadic people whose lives are in many ways unchanged since the days of Genghis Khan and the mighty Mongol Empire.
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