The eagle hunter with his ger

Mongolia Photography Adventure

Mongolia is one of the last true wilds of this planet. It’s as free as any place I’ve ever been, and an absolute feast to the camera. Between photographing eagle hunters, epic mountains, or hilly grasslands, there’s a million photos in this country.

As such, I’m so excited to be joining forces with Greg Snell once again for an adventure photography tour to Mongolia in the summer of 2025.

Dates: August 22 – September 1, 2025
Price: €4600
Style: Adventure
Activity Level: There’s not a massive amount of hiking, but long drives.
Start/End Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The eagle hunter with his ger

Mongolia Photography Adventure

Our 2019 trip to the west of Mongolia led to some amazing imagery and moments. In fact, we found both the experiences and the photographs to be far more special in the west of the country than elsewhere. So on our 2025 trip, we’re going to focus on the west.

Moreover, we’ve added in a section of the trip where we’re going to attempt go spot a snow leopard – a bucket list item for all of use.

This trip will be an adventure-style photography trip. These adventure series trips go to the more adventurous locations and the focus is all about getting people out of their comfort zone and out exploring.  We aren’t going to be out having a “hard” adventure.  It will be organized, and it will be fairly comfortable.  But, the focus is more on having an amazing time rather than teaching a photography course.  That said, we’ll get great photos.  And, you’ll learn.

Comfort Level?

If you saw the last Mongolia series you know that parts of Mongolia are a little bit rough.  The accommodation out west will mostly be in nomadic ger camps where the accommodation will be shared.

You’ll be transported in Land Cruisers.

No, this is definitely not a luxury trip to Mongolia. I’m not sure there is such thing as a luxury trip to Mongolia.  But, it will be so rewarding.

In Ulaanbaatar, you’ll be staying at a 4-star hotel.

What’s a “Greg Trip”

These are trips operated by Greg Snell in partnership with Brendan van Son. Greg is handling all the logistics for this trip.

If you don’t know Greg, go and check out his YouTube channel. But essentially, Greg is a travel videographer and photographer with many years of experience not only in this field, but as a tour leader and guide. 

To book this tour, please visit Greg’s webpage here.

the flats of western mongolia at sunrise

The Itinerary

  1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar at Chinggis Khaan International Airport
  2. Fly to Ulgii meeting our Land Cruisers & Drivers at the airport
  3. Drive to the Nomadic Kazakh Eagle Hunters staying in a Ger Camp
  4. Drive to Altai Tavan Bogd National Park & Friendship Peak
  5. Explore area around Altai Tavan Bogd National Park
  6. Visit Tolbo Lake for amazing reflection photography
  7. Photograph the incredible landscape surrounding Tsambagarav Mountain
  8. Tracking Snow Leopards in Jargalant Khairhan
  9. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar for final group dinner


Though this is an adventure class tour, the sheer costs of transportation in Mongolia has risen massively over the years. We’ll have a team of cooks, guides, and drivers with us at all times. As a result, the cost is higher accordingly. You simply can’t do Mongolia properly without this team around you.

Cost: €4600

  • Includes:
    • All 3 daily meals while outside of Ulaanbaatar
    • All transport within Mongolia
    • Internal Domestic Flights
    • Local Guide
    • Accommodation
    • Photo and Video Instruction by Greg Snell and Brendan van Son
    • All park and attraction entrance fees
  • Does not include
    • Flights to/from Mongolia
    • Visas (when required)
    • Snacks and alcoholic drinks
    • Meals in Ulaanbaatar
    • Pre/post tour accommodation

Single Supplement?

The prices for the trip are based on double occupancy.  This means that if you’re a solo traveller you’ll be matched with a roommate of the same gender.  If you want private accommodation in Ulaanbaatar without a roommate, the price for a single supplement for this trip is TBD.

Note that while out in the countryside it will be mixed accommodation in the gers. There will be no option for single supplement.

Book Now

Since this trip is being organized by Greg Snell, you’ll need to head to his website to book the trip. You’ll place a deposit to hold your space, then final payments will be requested about 120 days before the trip’s start date.

Book the Mongolia trip here.

Photos of Mongolia

Here’s a small sample of some of my photos from recent trips to Mongolia.

Can’t Join This One?

If you can’t join this tour, but want to join a future trip, sign up to the newsletter before.  Newsletter subscribers get the info on upcoming tours 1/2 hour before they are announced anywhere else.  And if you’re interested in seeing what other travel photography workshops we have on offer, check out the whole schedule here.

We hope to see you on a trip soon.