Photographing Tour

Photographing in magnificent landscape of Mongolia will be one the best opportunities that you can have. 

Route:

Ulaanbaatar – Elsen Tasarkhai – Kharkhorin – Ugii Lake – Khustai National Park – Chinggis Khaan Monument

Duration:

7 nights / 8 days 

Price From:

US$ ***

Region:

Central Mongolia

Tour highlights:

Ulaanbaatar – Elsen Tasarkhai – Kharkhorin – Ugii Lake – Khustai National Park – Chinggis Khaan Monument

Photographing in magnificent landscape of Mongolia will be one the best opportunities that you can have. Otherwise with professional photographer Bayar Balgantseren is an emerging photographer who has studied his craft under the guidance of Oktyabri Dash and Badamsambuu Genjdenjamts, two Mongolian professional photographers. He frequently travels in some of the most remote places in Mongolia. His work aims to break grounds in the art of photographing nature, landscapes, birds, wildlife and Mongolian lifestyles.

  • Day 1. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 2. Khustai National Park/Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. 300km (B/L/D)
  • Day 3. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes (B/L/D)
  • Day 4. The Ancient Capital, Kharkhorin. 100km (B/L/D)
  • Day 5. Ugii Lake. 140km (B/L/D)
  • Day 6. Ulaanbaatar (B/L/D)
  • Day 7. Chinggis Khaan Monument/Ulaanbaatar. 100km (B/L/D)
  • Day 8. Departure (B)

Day 1. Ulaanbaatar. (B/L/D)

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to selected hotel. After lunch, take city tour including Sukhbaatar Square, National History Museum and then visit Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Enjoy traditional concert and have a dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 2. Khustai National Park/Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. 300km (B/L/D)

Early morning after breakfast you will start your tour to Elsen Tasarhai Sand Dunes. On the way you will visit Khustai National Park. You will take pictures of Takhi (Przewalski horse) and deers. Also here you will have the chance to shoot landscape. After lunch at Khustai NP, continue driving to Elsen Tasarhai. Meet with the family for next day's photo shoot of life of camel breeding nomadic family. Enjoy camel riding.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 3. Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes (B/L/D)

After breakfast drive to the camel breeding family. On this day you will take pictures of nomadic people's life and landscape of Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. This place has a very unique combination of mountains, forests and gobi (desert) landscape in one location.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 4. The Ancient Capital, Karakorum. 100 km (B/L/D)

Start driving to Karakorum Ancient Capital after breakfast. Karakorum is the 13th century capital of the Great Mongol Empire. Here you can shoot the biggest monastery of Mongolia, Erdene Zuu. It has total of 108 stupas.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 5. Ugii Lake. 140km (B/L/D)

Drive to Ugii Lake in Arkhangai province. On the way drive through ancient Turkic king Bilge's memorial statue and the museum. Ger camp is located on the shore of Ugii Lake. You will visit a nomadic horse breeding family during the day. You will take the picture of their culture, life and the horses. Ugii Lake has a magnificent view and countless water birds will be at your doorsteps. Here you will take the pictures of the landscape. Enjoy short horse ride.
Overnight in tourist GER camp

Day 6. Ulaanbaatar. 400km (B/L/D)

Before breakfast take a picture of the lake while the sun is rising. After breakfast drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Have lunch on the way and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 7. Chinggis Khaan Monument/Ulaanbaatar. 100km (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel and start driving to Chinggis Khaan Statue Complex. You will take pictures of landscape and continue driving to XIII century complex. It consists of 6 camps and tribes which are very unique on their own. Everything is built in XIII century style. Take the pictures of XIII century Mongol life style. Return to Ulaanbaatar and dinner.
Overnight at selected hotel

Day 8. Departure (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport or train station for your international departure.

Tour available dates:

01 June – 15 October

Include:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • In the countryside all lodging will be in ger camps.
  • All meals are provided as stated in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep, bus in the city area.
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 liter of drinking water per day per person

 Exclude:

  • Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services
  • Travel insurance, medical insurance
  • Visa application fees
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature
  • Gratuity to local guides and drivers
  • Airfare or train ticket
  • Airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo)
  • Changes of arrival/departure flights
  • Additional services
  • Any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...)
  • Optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number