Wildlife Survey China Wild Animals Photography Adventure in Yeniugou Wild Yak Valley Weather Temperature Golmud


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Yeniugou (Wild Yak Valley) is a valley with river pass through, located in Guolemude township, Golmud, Haixi Monglian Prefecture, Qinghai, China. Yeniugou on the Qinghai - Tibet plateau, its temperature weather and rainfall Golmud climate. Yeniugou is an interior valley within the Kunlun Mountains, the latitude and longitude are about 35.50  - 36.05 N and 93.10 - 94.40  E, covers an area of totals approximately 3900 km2, and core area of approximately 1051 km2. The elevations on the valley floor from 3800 to 4200 meters, the highest peak 5933 meters at the south of Yeniugou river.

Wildlife surveys, a paradise for wildlife, wild ungulate species are Wild yak, Tibetan gazelle, Tibetan antelope, blue sheep, Tibetan wild ass, argali etc. Other mammalian and avian species are observed. Yeniugou is an important area for Qinghai-Tibetan plateau wildlife; probably one of the best remaining areas, particularly for wild yak and argali.

Yeniugou river (Kunlun river, official river name Naiqiguole He) pass through Yeniugou Valley, from Hei Lake (Yaochi) to Xidatan area, and about 15 sub-valleies (5 of them are bigger valleies) such as Erdaohe, Wanbaogou, Yanhua valley etc in Yeniugou. With about 5 camping sites.

And now this grazing area usually by Monglian (Guolemude townthip) in summer and by Tibetan (Tanggulashan township) in winter. And in general, the Monglian herdsmen will back to low land for winter, and Tibetan headsmen are residential in Yeniugou (about 18 families). But before 1985, no residents in Yeniugou.

Yeniugou (35.88 N , 93.21  E) weather temperature (for reference only):

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average High -5 -2 3 8 12 14 17 16 12 7 0 -4
Highest 7 12 19 23 23 25 27 27 23 20 13 6
Average Low -26 -23 -16 -9 -3 0 3 2 -2 -9 -19 -24
Lowest -36 -35 -31 -24 -16 -10 -4 -7 -15 -24 -34 -35
Average rainfall 2 3 8 14 38 70 108 94 55 14 3 1
  indication weather for Temperature "  C", rainfall "mm"

 

Golmud Climate

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average Temperature (Celsius)

-4.6

-2.2

4.5

13.1

19.8

24.0

25.8

24.4

19.4

12.4

4.1

-2.7

In our photography trip, or wildlife survey watching tour, we will arrange wildlife photographing in Yeniugou (and its sub-valleies as: Wanbaogou, Yidaogou, Erdaogou, Sandaogou, Sidaogou, Yanhuagou etc), Heihai lake area or around area for  tracking wild animals. Also you can have a talk with local herdsmen and exchange with local herdsmen.

For picture images of wild animal in Yeniugou

All above for your reference only.


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