21st April 2015, 08:53 PM
William Chua's Workshop and Travel Photo Adventures - Mongolia Encounters
After successful workshops in Norway, Iceland, Bhutan, Namibia and Kenya, William is back again for another workshop in 2015
9 Days• 2 nights in hotels• 2 nights camping• 4 nights in ger camp
Encounter with eagle hunters, Cultural Experiences
Hunting with eagles is very much an ancient tradition of the Central Asian nomadic tribes that is still kept alive in Western Mongolia today. Mongolian Kazakhs train eagles for hunting and some well trained and skilled eagles are believed to be capable of catching wolves. Nowadays, eagle hunters live in the spectacular Altai Mountain ranges, which rise up to 4,374m above sea level. Like other Mongols they are nomadic and spend the summer alongside the beautiful mountain lakes across the range. Throughout the journey you will come across prehistoric rock engravings dating back 12000 years and the ancient Turkish stone men ‘balbal’ which witness the passing of Mongolia’s rich history. Also, Moslem burial tombs made from adobe, with their distinct architectural style, and the hospitable Kazakh eagle hunter families offer unique experiences to likeminded travellers.
Days 1. (Sep/30) Ulaanbaatar (Hotel****; B, L aloft, D)
Days 2-3. (Oct/01-02) Fly to Ulgii, Kazak family visit (Kazakh Family Stay; B, L, D)
Days 4-5. (Oct/03-04) Golden Eagle Festival (Ger camp; B, L, D)
Day 6-7. (Oct/05) Photo safari near Altai Tavan Bogd National Park (Camping; B, L, D)
Day 8. (Oct/06) Return to Ulgii and Ulaanbaatar (Hotel****; B, L, D)
Day 9. (Oct/07) Departure for home (B)
William will guide the participants along for photography and there will also be critic sesssions
to help participants improve on their photos. A briefing will be done prior to the trip.
Workshop is open to participants of all levels, inexperienced and experienced alike.
Non Photographing Companions are welcome too..
LAND TOUR PRICE:
Based on 4 participants : S$ 4500 per person in twin room
Single Supplement: S$ 200 per person
• Domestic air and ground transport in Mongolia as described in the itinerary;
• Transfers on arrival and departure;
• All accommodations based on double occupancy in hotel rooms and gers;
• Meals as noted in the itinerary;
• All excursions, entrance fees, and visits as described in itinerary;
• Bilingual guide throughout your stay.
Price does not include: international airfare; passport and visa fees; medical and trip insurance; evacuation costs; airport taxes; excess baggage charges; tips to drivers, cook and guides; items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls; other items not specifically mentioned as included.
Email William at email@example.com for questions or reservations
About William Chua
William Chua is an international award winning photographer based in Singapore. He does predominantly weddings, travel, landscapes, and wildlife photography
He has garnered awards from IPA (New York), MPA (London), PX3 (Paris), PDN, and the Black and White Spider Awards
His works have been published in various publications (including SilverKris Magazine, Asian Geographic, Geographical Magazine (UK) , PDN Magazine, Lux Magazine etc)
He works are also represented by Modern Art Etc, based in Los Angeles, California for sale as Fine Art Prints
Having led photography workshops to Scandinavia, Bhutan and Africa, and given numerous talks on photography, he hopes to be able to help photo enthusiasts take their photography to the next level.