The Gobi

The Gobi is a general Mongolian description of the entire South, one third of the country. It is not a complete desert, as often perceived by Westerners. It is claimed to hold 33 different ecosystems of which only 3 per cent is sand desert. Most of it is semi-desert. There are also small mountain areas with snow leopards and its prey species argali sheep and Siberian ibexes. Arguably, these are not desert species. In fact, since Nomadic Journeys have done trips for The International Snow Leopard Trust, we know the densest area of Snow Leopards in the world are to be found in the South Gobi.