Naadam Festival and the Cultures of Mongolia Photo Workshop

Photograph the ancient cultures of Mongolia at its centuries-old festival

Location
Mongolia
Cost
10 days from $6,995
Dates
Jul 6–15, 2026
Activity Level
Easy – You can expect some long days in humid weather during the Naadam Festival. During our time with the eagle hunters, the walks are usually less than 300 meters from the vehicle, with some minor elevation changes.
Your Guides
Group Size
Open for Registration
Limited to 8 Participants

Join us for a photo adventure to Mongolia for the Naadam Festival, a centuries-old celebration highlighting the country’s rich nomadic culture and history. During this tour, you’ll photograph the pageantry of Naadam with people in traditional costumes performing ancient sports.

You’ll also visit working horse farms, photograph horses on the brink of extinction in the wild, and experience the 1000-year-old tradition of eagle falconry on horseback.

In addition to Mongolia’s centuries-old nomadic culture, you’ll have the chance to photograph mountain landscapes and lakes and, if the skies cooperate, some of the darkest skies you have ever seen.

Read more about why we love traveling to the Naadam Festival

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.
  • Exclusive press passes at Naadam festival that will give you the best seats in the stadium.
  • Private photo sessions with Kazakh eagle hunters and their golden eagles on horseback.
  • Multiple environmental and indoor portrait sessions under the mentorship of professional photographers.
  • Our local guides understand the unique demands of photo tours, so complex logistics in these remote locations are always taken care of.
  • Transport via air-conditioned vehicles.
  • A private chef will be present during our remote ger camp nights to meet dietary needs.