Yolt basin, a hidden gem located 90 km from Altai Soum in the Bayan-Ulgii province of western Mongolia, offers a remarkable and untouched natural experience. Situated 200 km from the provincial center, Ulgii Town, this stunning valley is a part of the Altai Tavan Bogd National Park and lies along Mongolia’s western frontier, bordering China.

Venturing into the forested and pristine Yolt Valley provides the opportunity to encounter rare species that call this region home, including the elusive snow leopard, the majestic wild sheep Argali, the agile Ibex, and even the formidable brown bear. The biodiversity of the area is truly remarkable, and the valley is a sanctuary for these unique creatures.

Unlike many other parts of Mongolia, Yolt Valley benefits from a cooler climate due to its mountainous terrain. This offers a refreshing change and unique conditions for exploring the natural beauty of the region. The valley is exceptionally rich in medicinal plants, making it a fascinating destination for those interested in herbal and traditional remedies.

Yolt Valley is relatively less-traveled compared to other popular horse riding and trekking destinations in Mongolia, giving visitors the chance to experience a sense of isolation and tranquility. With no nomadic families to encounter, camping is the preferred option for accommodation when exploring this remote area. It is important to note that travel to Yolt Valley requires permission from border control, ensuring the preservation and protection of this pristine environment.

Embarking on a journey to Yolt Valley offers a rare opportunity to witness unspoiled nature, encounter exceptional wildlife, and experience the serenity of one of Mongolia’s least-explored destinations. Let me know if there’s anything else I can assist you with in planning your adventure to the captivating Yolt Valley!