Dalanzadgad Travel Blog› entry 22 of 80 › view all entries
May 10th, 2010 – by: Riz7
After about 30Km we come to a small town Tsogt-Ovoo where we fill up with petrol. The normal petrol here seems to be 80 Octane which is low by western standards, but the van seems to run fine on it. The road from here improves as the country flattens out again and we have a easy and fast run 150Km south to Dalanzadgad. This is the capital of the south Gobi and a relatively large town. On the way we pass many herds of camels; one has a young baby - only 2 or 3 days old Bayaraa reckons.
In Dalanzadgad we stop for some more shopping.
Moogii cooks some camel dumplings for lunch and then we head up into the hills. For the last hour or so we have been slowly closing in on a mountain range that crosses this part of the desert. These mountains rise up to almost 2500m and are a continuation of the Altai mts from Western Mongolia.
From the canyon we have a short but rough drive further into the mountains to Yolyn Am where we will stay the night. Yolyn Am is a National park and there is a small museum at the entrance and in theory an entrance fee to be paid, but out of the summer season all the park facilities are locked up though we can still go into the park which we will do tomorrow.
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