Mongolia Eagle Hunters and Gobi Desert Photo Workshop

Explore the nomadic cultures of Mongolian eagle hunters and camel herders

Location
Mongolia
Cost
12 days from $7,995
Dates
Sep 15–26, 2024
Sep 29–Oct 10, 2024
Sep 15–26, 2025
Sep 29–Oct 10, 2025
Sep 13–24, 2026
Activity Level
Easy – During our time with the eagle hunters, the walks are usually less than 300 meters from the vehicle, with some minor elevation changes. Some of the shoots in the Gobi will require you to climb up or down low sand dunes. Optionally, you can climb some of the largest dunes on Earth!
Your Guides
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 5–8 Participants

We have been invited into the nomadic communities of Mongolia. Your guide, Kevin Pepper, has a decade-plus relationship with the eagle hunters and camel herders, meaning you’ll have exclusive access to these fascinating communities.

We will travel to Ölgii province to meet the eagle hunters, their families, and their eagles and journey into the mountains to watch them exercise their birds.

We will also travel into the heart of the Gobi desert to meet the families of traditional Bactrian camel herders. Here, you will have a rare opportunity to photograph the camel herders and camels as they walk in the picturesque Khongor sands in southern Mongolia.

Read more about why we love traveling to Mongolia.

Highlights

  • We have long-standing relationships with the people of Mongolia that transcend the photographer/subject dynamic. The people we visit are our friends, and you'll have a more meaningful cultural experience visiting Mongolia with us.
  • Private photo shoots with camel herders on the dunes of the Gobi Desert.
  • Private photo sessions with Kazakh eagle hunters and their golden eagles on horseback.
  • Our local guides understand the unique demands of photo tours, so complex logistics in these remote locations are always taken care of.
  • We visit Mongolia during the best season for photography of the Eagle Hunters and the Gobi Desert.
  • Private chef during our journey to ensure dietary needs are met.