The Gobi desert is the fifth largest desert on this planet. It acres across the borderlines of southern Mongolia and northern China. It covers the half of a million square miles from Asia’s most isolated regions. The basins of Gobi desert range from 1600-5000 feet above the sea level. Its dry climate is an element of its location.

In the Mongolian language Gobi means “dry and large”. The Gobi desert is a ruthless landscape with extreme temperatures. Less water and low vegetation are features of this desert. There is some tourist fascination in the Gobi desert but very small communities of people live near the lakes and vegetations.

This desert is so long that it would take almost a year to go from one end of the desert to reach the other end. It has a narrowest point in its journey which takes a month to cross it. It comprises of valleys, mountains and sand dunes. There is nothing to eat in Gobi desert as Gobi means dry or waterless. You can’t even find oasis but at huge distances.

The Gobi desert receives annual rainfall of 7 inches ony. If you are a tourist you have to take a lot and lots of food items with you in the journey of the Gobi desert.

April 13, 2011 | Afifa Gillani | No Comments | 271 views