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The Mongolia photo tour its a full travel experience around the nomad country. We will explore the Altai region, where we will live with the eagle hunters & travel around the Gobi desert living in Nomadic Ger Camps. A travel to photograph the landscapes of Mongolia, but also for portraits of the nomad culture of the country. Guided by local guides all the time, we will fly to the East to drive around the Altai mountains, photographing the nomad’s lifestyle. And also driving in the middle of the Gobi desert to photograph the dunes & rocky landscapes of this area
Genghis Khan Ulan Bator airport, Mongolia
Our Mongolia photo tour begins at the Ulan Bator airport, at a time that we will agree. This first day, we will take the opportunity to get to know each other and rest. After a long journey here, and before the great adventure we will rest in our hotel at the capital of Mongolia.
Today, we will take a flight to Ulgii (included in the price), to the first of the areas that we will explore in Mongolia There we will live with the Mongol nomads in the steppe at the foot of the Altai mountains. As soon as we arrive at the airport, we will take our transport to move to the nomads camp.
From the moment of our arrival, we will have the possibility of both talking and photographing them in their daily tasks. In addition, we will have the possibility to carry out our first session at sunset, of these incredible landscapes.
During this day, after getting up early to do a session at dawn. We will begin to visit the Mongolian landscapes with the nomads dressed in traditional Mongolian costumes. Also, riding on horseback carrying the eagles. During all day we will be able to photograph them as we wish.
Finally, at night we will return to our camp, where the family of nomads will taste us with typical Mongolian food. Besides, we can take night photography around the camp to capture the Milky Way.
This last full day in the area with the nomads, we will photograph some of the locations that may have been pending in the previous day. Otherwise, we will visit other locations and views of this area. Or we may even repeat any of the above under different lighting conditions.
Today, we will awake early in the morning to take our last photographs in the camp, before leaving for the Kurgan Mountains. There we can photograph the magnificent landscapes of the region. Such as the Lake Khoton with snowy peaks in the background or impressive waterfalls around the area.
Our guides set up camp for the next two nights, we will explore and photograph these landscapes to prepare to photograph the sunset near the lake. In this area, we will do also night sessions, as zero light pollution will allow us to take extraordinary night shots.
To begin the day we will go back to the same lake from which we photographed the sunset the day before. In this case, we will photograph those beautiful reflections in the lake waters. From the shore of it, we can see the incredible Altai mountains in the background.
After this, we will make a simple hiking route to explore the valley in which we are located. We can even do an optional slightly longer trek, which would take us to see Bronze Age petroglyphs.
In the afternoon, we will go back to the small lake, to photograph a new sunset from it. The climate here can be quite changeable,. This means that light conditions tend to vary very frequently, so it is likely that we can enjoy sessions very differently from each other.
After our session at sunset, we will return to the camp where we will again have the possibility of taking night photography.
Today we will dismantle our camp, to resume our journey towards Ulgii, the town where we spent the night a few days before. Thereby, we will have time to rest a bit, recover, and relax after these first days of intense photographic activity in Mongolia.
We will spend the night in the same accommodation where we were at the beginning of the trip.
Today we will take a flight back to the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. Thereby, we will spend the day at the capital and rest before embarking on our second part of the journey to the Gobi desert.
Earlier, we will get up to start our Gobi desert photo tour. After traveling 250 km we will arrive at our first destination, the rock formations of Baga Gazariin Chuluu. Namely, this granite canyon erected in the heart of the steppe will remind us of the Western United States.
For the most part of the canyon’s side, entrances are not very accessible. Otherwise, some allow you to enter and take wonderful walks in this rocky labyrinth, which of course offers us wonderful photographs throughout the tour. After that, at dusk, we will have the possibility to make our first session in this part of Mongolia.
Finally, before returning to the camp where we will have dinner and we will be able to take night photography among the rocks of this impressive canyon.
Today we will continue our route to Yoliin Am, stopping to photograph the Tsagaan Suvarga (white stupa). Singularly, erosion caused the rock to form these distinctive structures with purple, yellowish, and white colors.
Finally, we will arrive at our destination at noon, where we will meet a new nomadic family that will host us in their camp at night. Once established in the camp, we will drive to the Yolyn Am canyon. Yoliin Am is an oasis in the Gobi desert and is part of the great national park. Likewise, we can photograph both the canyon and the top of the cliffs of the Siberian ibex.
Once the tour is over, we will return to the nomad camp where we will have dinner and rest.
In the first place, we will continue our journey through the Gobi desert until we reach the “Khongoryn Els” sand dunes. Besides, they are also known as the “singing dunes” since when it is windy the grains of sand rub against each other making a unique sound.
In these landscapes we will camp for two days, being able to take pictures of the desert landscapes with camels.
During this day, we will explore these impressive desert landscapes of the Gobi. We will walk through its dunes, we will live among camels and we will seek to enjoy the wildest and most inhospitable nature of Mongolia. Throughout the day and especially at sunset, we will have the possibility to photograph the most hidden and impressive landscapes of one of the largest deserts in the world.
As every day, at night, we will take night photography where the starry sky will offer us all its splendor given its low light pollution.
Today, during our last full day in the Gobi desert, we will be approaching to photograph the Bayanzag area, named for the tree-shaped bushes, similar to the American Joshua tree. It is also known as the “flaming cliffs”, given the orange color that glows with the sunlight, and that will remind us of landscapes of the American West. In addition this area is known as the first where dinosaur eggs were found, in addition to their bones such as the velociraptor.
As always, the best time of day to photograph in this area will be sunset, where the rock will take on even more intense colors. Given the rock formations in the area, we will be able to make magnificent compositions of this part of the Gobi desert, as well as be ready for night photography in the area, where we will camp our last night.
On our last day in the desert, we will take the road back to the capital. We will pick up the camp and head back to Ulan Bator, the capital, where we will spend the last night of this fantastic Mongolia photo tour.
We will go to the Genghis Khan airport where will finish our Mongolia photo tour.
i had great experience. tour guide is very friendly they service me like a king.. lol,. highly recommend.
We were privileged to go on a eagle hunt with the family of the star of the movie The Eagle Huntress. This shows me retrieving the hunting eagle. VERY EXCITING!