Tag Archives: Desert

2010 Lopnur. Photos for the interactive map

All pictures in this album are tied to a map. Here you can see the map these pics are tied to.

Photos by Pavel Luzan and Alexander Manisha.

2010 Lopnur. Expedition map

The red line on the map shows the trek of our expedition in 2010. The map features our camps and those rare objects of interest you can find in the endless Lopnur desert. The austerity and plainness of the desert are well illustrated by the story of Selvachev’s birthday in camp on March 14th – the festivity was marked by an extra bottle of water at dinner. Everyone agreed that was a feast of luxury.

The photos placed on the map can give you an idea of what is there, where there’s nothing. You definitely need to see the pictires of the Dragon City, a vast labyrinth of yardangs, which was one of the main objectives on our way.


Pictures on the map by Pavel Luzan and Alexander Manisha.

2010 Crossing the dry bed of Lop Nur Lake

In a nutshell: Expedition to eastern part of Taklamakan desert, crossing the dry bed of Lake Lop Nur. 12 days completely self-supported, including water, in search of pre-Chinese settlements in the desert. Wandering the labyrinths of Dragon City, a city of yardangs.
Among yardangs
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2009 Taklamakan Desert

At the dry bed of Lake Lopnur

Reconnaisance expedition to the Taklamakan desert.

More info to be posted soon.