Discover Mongolia Photo Tour

Discover Mongolia Photo Tour

Mongolia photo tour
  • Level of difficulty: low/medium
  • Group size: 6-8 participants 
  • Date: August 20th –September 1st, 2019
  • Places visited – Western and Northern Mongolia
  • Accommodation: hotel / camping tent 
  • Transport: car & airplane 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small group of maximum 8 participants
  • Guiding in areas which have been hardly photographed
  • Accompaniment by an internationally known photographer with great knowledge of the region
  • Private photo session with the reindeer herders and eagle hunter
  • Witnessing the nomad daily life alongside different Mongolian ethnic groups
  • Enjoying the amazingly beautiful Lake Khovsgol
  • Visiting the Reindeer Herders – Tsaatan people
  • Visiting the Kazakhs – the eagle hunters
  • Visiting different other Mongolian ethnic groups on the way
  • Flourishing and developing nomad’s capital city Ulaanbaatar
  • Lake Khovsgol – crystal clear water lake
  • Mongolian Ethnic Diversity, Dukha Tribe – The Reindeer Herders-Tsaatan people in the amazing wild Taiga
  • Mongolian Shamanism – Darkhad Depression is most famous for being one of the strong roots of true Shamanism

WHY TO CHOOSE THIS TOUR

  • Learn about the biggest nomadic country in the world
  • Discover and experience the authentic nomadic lifestyle of Mongolia
  • Get to know the culture, traditions and customs of different ethnic groups you will be visiting during the trip
  • Explore the hospitality of the locals
  • Meet Tsaatan Reideers herders
  • Meet the Mongolian Kazakhs, the eagle hunters

OVERVIEW

With a remarkable history, from the Huns to Genghis Khan and his successors who controlled a vast empire from China, Russia, Central Asia, Middle East, then continued with fights from freedom during communist times, Mongolia is one of the most mysterious countries in the world, as well as extremely generous from photography point of view.

Have you ever had the chance to experience an authentic nomadic lifestyle with their customs, beliefs and traditions? Join us in our photo tour and you will have the unique opportunity to get to know different Mongolian nomadic families and experience their day to day life in the wilderness.

Vast steppes, rugged mountains, clear lakes , nomadic culture, cultural heritages and great deal of diversity amongst ethnic groups are some of the beauties that are making Mongolia a must visit country. Isolated from modern influences for decades, Mongolia is yet little explored destination in terms of photography, there are remote places where tourist haven’t touch the ground, or even locals.

We will start our journey in Ulaanbataar, the capital city of Mongolia where half of the population lives. From here we will head towards Morun and Khuvsgul Province, Northern part of Mongolia, near Russian border, to meet the Tsaatans people, the reindeer herders.
With only 40 families left in the remote northern part of Mongolia, Tsaatans people are originally from Tuva region, Siberia. Their life depends in all aspect of survival, cultural and spiritual of their reindeers. We will not only visit the local, but live with them for few days in order to experience their way of living, to get to know them and to have plenty of photographic opportunities.
As reindeers cannot handle the summer heat very well, the families are moving alongside with them and the livestock up to 4-6 times per year.
The Tsaatan community are centered around Shamanism, a belief based totally on nature worship. Therefore, once arrived in their presence you will feel that there is a sacred bond between the humans, nature and animals.

Then we will get to know the Eagle Hunters, part one of the most famous ethnic groups from Mongolia, the Kazakh. We will visit local families and have the opportunity not only to live with them and experience their daily nomadic lifestyle, but also photography their daily life and private photo shootings with the family and eagle trainer/s.
The Kazakh people are coming from Kazakhstan. They ran away from the communist period and established themselves in Bayan Olgii Province, bringing with them their culture and traditions.
The tradition of eagle hunting dates for more than a thousand years and it was spread in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Once associated with an elite, nowadays it is mostly used for tourist attraction and festivals, however the tradition is kept alive and honored.

The eagle hunters are living in ger tens and they move up to 4 times a year, along with their families and livestock (sheep, gouts, yaks, cows and horses). The Kazakhs from Northen Mongolia are the only ones that are hunting with golden eagles.

On the way of both Mongolian regions, we will have great photographic opportunities in the rural areas.

For more information about the itinerary we invite you to consult the full program.

Day 1 – Arrival in Ulaanbaatar.

The capital city of Mongolia, home of half of the total population of the country. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel. For those who will arrive in the morning and noon, after lunch, we will explore throughout photography the Ger district. The locals of this district used to be nomads living in the countryside. You will also explore the fussiness of the Naran Tuul Black Market, where we will be able to experience a bit of Mongolian lifestyle.

After dinner the group will gather in the evening and take part of the briefing about the site we will explore, customs, traditions and photography tips and tricks about the composition, lighting, communication & interaction with locals.

Overnight in Ulaanbaatar.
Accommodations: Khuvsgul lake hotel

Day 2. Murun and Lake Khovsgol

Today we will take the fight to Murun and we will be one step closer to the reindeer herders. We will have lunch at a local restaurant in Murun and then we will drive to Lake Khovsgol, the largest fresh water lake, by volume, in Mongolia. The Lake, also called “Blue Pearl” it is surrounded by magnificent pine covered mountains. We will have a photo walking on sunset. There is great opportunity to take photos of the amazing landscape the Lake has to offer.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Tourist Ger camp – Lake Khovsgol

Please note that there are weight restriction of 15kg per baggage. Hand luggage it should contain only 1 piece. The excess baggage will be charged from $4 to $7 per kilo relying on the route.

Day 3. Sunrise on Lake Khovsgol, on the road towards Tsagaan nur sum

Today we will get up very early to photograph the sunrise on the beautiful and picturesque Lake Khovsgol. After breakfast we will have a full day driving, on a bumpy road, towards Tsagaan nuur sum throughout Darkhad depression. On the way we will have the opportunity to enjoy the amazing Mongolian landscapes full of peaceful meadows, amazingly beautiful lakes and imposing mountains. Along the way we will see different nomads with their livestock and we will stop and photograph the Darkhad families. They are famous for their hard work, good shamans and their hospitability.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Guesthouse in Tsagaan nuur sum

Day 4. Darkhad Vallet. Meeting Tsagaan people, the reindeer herders

The fourth day is the adventurous day. We will wake up in the morning, drive for 1-2 h and then we will horse ride through Darkhad depression. After 4-5 hours of horse riding admiring the breathtaking landscape around us we reach our destination and meet the reindeer families. We will have lunch on the way, cooked by our personal chef.

The Darkhad valley, located next to the border with Tuva, Siberia, is ice carved by Ulaan Taiga and Khoridol Saridag mountains. Even though full of life and extremely beautiful the region is difficult to reach. The bottom part of the valley is home of Darkhad families and the upper part is home of Tsaatan people, the reindeer herders.
The difficulty in reaching is not such a bad thing, it allows its inhabitants to continue their traditional lifestyle.
As soon as we reach the Tsaatan families we will get to know them and photograph their daily life.
We will understand more where they come from, why they are so few left and how are they spending their days, depending of the season.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: We will spend the night living as the reindeer families in teepe or tent.

Kindly note that due to our remote location the accommodation will be made in your own tents (or we can provide you one) alongside the Tsaatan families or in the teepe provided by our hosts. Also, please note that we will provide portable toilets and solar shower, when possible, however there will be no western showers or western toilets facilities.

Day 5. Today we will spend all day with the reindeer herders

Today we will spend all day long with Tsaatan people and in the evening we will witness a very special gathering of the reindeer herders. If you think about Mongolia, usually you will think about yurts or ger, vast arid lengthiness, however when you reach this region you will be amazed by its beauty. The reindeer herders, unlike other Mongolians, are living in teepes ( a type tent). While staying here you will have the chance to explore the nomad way of life and learn their daily activities, their traditions, customs and the challenges they have to face every day. There will be countless opportunities to photograph and document this ancient culture and lifestyle and the unique portrait of the Tsaatan families.

Tsaatan people are also Shamans and it is amazing to see how they live in a wonderful communion with the nature.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: We will spend the night living as the reindeer families in teepe or tent.

Kindly note that due to our remote location the accommodation will be made in your own tents (or we can provide you one) alongside the Tsaatan families or in the teepe provided by our hosts. Also, please note that we will provide portable toilets and solar shower, when possible, however there will be no western showers or western toilets facilities.

Day 6. Drive back to Tsagaan Nuur

After breakfast we will have to say thank you and goodbye to the reindeer herders and ride back to Tsagaan nuur and Ulaan-uul. On the way we will admire once again the beautiful taiga and stop for landscape photography.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Overnight in local guesthouse / tourist Ger camp

Day 7. Murun sightseeing and photo walking

Today will be another long day of driving towards Murun. On the way we will have stops to admire/photograph the surroundings, being the vast landscape with scattering yurts from time to time. We will stop for lunch and photos at a local nomad family.
Depending on the time we arrive to Murun, we will explore by foot the town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Local hotel in Murun

Day 8. Ulaanbattar

After breakfast we will take a flight back to Ulaanbataar. Depending on the arrival time in the town, we will visit the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum, which displays one of the world’s best collections of Buddhist art and artifacts.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Overnight in a local hotel in Ulaanbataar

Please note that there are weight restriction of 15kg per baggage. Hand luggage it should contain only 1 piece. The excess baggage will be charged from $4 to $7 per kilo relying on the route.

Day 9. Heading to Olgii in Bayan- Olguu Aimag. Meeting the Eagle hunters

Today we will have an early morning flight to Western part of Mongolia, in Olgii, the capital of the Bayan Olgii Aimag province. Ulgii lies on an altitude of 1710 meters (5610 feet) on the banks of the Khovd river and is the town with the highest population of Kazakhs.

The Kazakhs people are a recognized minority in Mongolia with a different language, customs, traditions, religion and appearance. The majority of the Kazakhs are nomads, moving around the region up to 4 times per year searching for better pasturage for their livestock. They are migrating between river valleys in the winter and high pastures during summer. Unlike the Tsaatan people, whose life depends exclusively of the reindeers, the Kazakhs have different animals, such as yaks, sheep, goats, cows and of course the traditional eagle. They were famous in early days for raising and using eagles and nowadays for the hunting game traditions.

As photography opportunities we will have several stops on the way and capture the unmatched mountains and landscapes. As we reach the Kazakhs families we will get acquainted and start discovering who they are the fascinating insights of this interesting ethnic group.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: We will spend the night living as a Kazakh in the yurt or tent

Kindly note that due to our remote location the accommodation will be made in your own tents (or we can provide you one) alongside the Kazakh families or in the family yurt. Also, please note that we will provide portable toilets and solar shower, when possible, however there will be no western showers or western toilets facilities.

Day 10. Day spent with the Kazakh families

Today we will be spending the day with the Kazakhs families, get to know and experience their way of living, their tradition, customs and history. We will photograph and documents all their daily activities as well as having photo sessions during the sunset. Today and tomorrow are flexible days depending on the weather and the families activities.

We will have the chance to portray the eagle hunters, as well as we will learn the story of the process and tradition and its place in Kazakh history and culture.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: We will spend the night living as a Kazakh in the yurt or tent

Kindly note that due to our remote location the accommodation will be made in your own tents (or we can provide you one) alongside the Kazakh families or in the family yurt. Also, please note that we will provide portable toilets and solar shower, when possible, however there will be no western showers or western toilets facilities.

Day 11. Eagle hunter and Olgii exploration

After lunch we will say goodbye to the Kazakh people, thanking them for their hospitability and we will head to the city of Olgii.
On the way we can have short stops of admiring and capturing the Mongol Altai Nuruu Cahin of mountains.
Depending on the arrival time in town we can simply relax or we can explore Olgii Town or the wild remote valleys surrounding it.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Local hotel in Olgii

Day 12. Flight back to Ulaanbataar

After an early breakfast we will take the flight back to Ulaanbataar. Depending of the arrival time in the capital we could have a visit to the National History Museum, where you will be able to explore the Mongolian history from the earliest times till present and enter into the old nomadic empire.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Overnight in a local hotel in Ulaanbataar

Please note that there are weight restriction of 15kg per baggage. Hand luggage it should contain only 1 piece. The excess baggage will be charged from $4 to $7 per kilo relying on the route.

Day 13. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport and depart.

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BOOKING AND PAYMENT

Initial deposit: 30% from total value

Once we receive your request and deposit, we will send you written confirmation of your booking along with details for the payment of the balance.

For full payment before June 1st 2019 you benefit from a 10% reduction of the total cost of the course.

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON:

The quotation that you find below is calculated for 3 types of groups:

3220 EURO per person based on 8 people (plus a tour photographer, tour guide, driver and chef)
3425 EURO per person based on 7 people (plus a tour photographer, tour guide, driver and chef)
3640 EURO per person based on 6 people (plus a tour photographer, tour guide, driver and chef)

If the group is formed by less than the number of person in the quotation, the price will be recalculated. Prices are subject to change in case of VAT or other tax increase.

DEPARTURE DATE FOR 2019: August 20th –September 1st, 2019

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Photography tutoring by Luiza Marinas (Boldeanu)
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary: Twin share in 4* hotel in Ulaanbaatar & triple/quadruple in ger camp and family ger for warm lodging or lodging in tents.
  • All transport throughout tour in 4WD vehicles (Russian van)
  • Domestic flight tickets (UB-Murun-UB and UB-Ulgii-UB)
  • English speaking guide and cook
  • Photography fee
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off service
  • Bottled water – 2 liters per day
  • Camping facilities with minimum standard- portable toilet, mattress, solar shower, good sleeping bags

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES:

  • International airfares
  • Visa application & fees
  • Tipping (optional)
  • Travel insurance (recommended)
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone etc)
  • Optional activities and visits
  • Meals/beverages not stated in itinerary
  • Any other item not specified as included
  • Excess baggage charges

Single Supplements

Price is per person based in double occupancy and for 8 travelers (see the surcharge for less participants). Unfortunately we can offer the single option only in cities. For this option there will be an additional fee. A limited quantity of single occupancy are available for an additional charge. Make sure to send us your request at least 30 days prior to the tour start.

Visa Requirements

Visa is required for most travellers, and must be obtained in advance of entry. The only exception is US citizens, who can enter the country as a tourist for up to 90 days. It is your responsibility to organise a visa for Mongolia. Please contact us if you need a Mongolian visa support letter and further assistance.

Passport, Visa, Custom, Currency, Vaccine, Health Regulations
Client must independently follow the rules and regulations required for travel continuity. Client is responsible for having enough information about passport, visa, custom, currency, vaccine, and healthy regulations. Client is responsible for related expenses by him/herself.

Travel Insurance Is Recommended

Insurance fee /expenses to cancel travel, health insurance/ is not included in travel payment. We hereby recommend you to involve in travel insurance by Insurance Authorities in host country and under conditions and terms proposed by them. We reserves the right to deny booking for travellers who have no insurance or sufficiently covered. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return to your country, with at least 2 blank pages at the time of travel.

PAYMENT TERMS

The advance payment/ initial deposit is due at the time of registration.
If you reserved your place by means of a deposit, the remaining amount must be paid by at least three weeks before the commencement of the tour. If you have not paid the entire amount by this date, you lose your deposit as well as your place.
For full payment you receive a 10% discount from the full price of the course.

Payment methods and registration

After filling out the form, you will receive a notification confirming your registration, and you will be contacted by an Academy representative.
Payment can be made by bank transfer into our account opened with ING Bank Bucharest or online, by bank card, as following:

  • Online, by bank card, via Paypal, the payment processor who processes and issues the payment documents.
  • Payment by bank transfer, in which case the processing and the payment documents are issued by the supplier. The details of the payment by bank transfer will be communicated to each participant after registration.
  • Online, by bank card, via EuPlatesc (Visa/Maestro/MasterCard).

If you have chosen to pay online by bank card, you must fill out a form with your payment information on the secured website of the payment processor.
Payments by Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards (Visa/Visa Electron and Mastercard/Maestro) are made via the “3-D Secure” system, created by organizations ensuring the same level of security for online transactions as those carried out from an ATM or physically, at the supplier’s cash register.
“3-D Secure” ensures first that no information related to your bank card is transferred or stored at no time on the servers of the store or the payment processor, being introduced directly into the Visa and Mastercard systems.
For card payments, no commission is charged!
A deposit of at least 30% is required in order to reserve a place in the course. Registration/reservation is considered valid only when the advance/deposit is paid.

PHOTO TOUR CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that circumstances may arise in which cancelling a course is inevitable. However, two months before the commencement of a tour, all financial arrangements have already been made, and the payments become fully or partially non-reimbursable. Thus, the following conditions apply at the time of cancellation:

  • More than four weeks before the event – Full reimbursement, minus the deposit.
  • Between one and four weeks before the event – Reimbursement of 50% of the fee.
  • Less than two week before the event – Payments are non-reimbursable.

All deposits are non-reimbursable.If you leave a trip for any reason after it has commenced, we are not obliged to make any refunds for unused services. If you fail to join a tour, join it after departure, or leave it prior to its completion, you will be responsible to pay the extra cost incurred to join the tour.

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing at contact@photoinsights.ro.

Cancellation by PhotoInsights

On rare occasions, we cancel a tour due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside of the reasonable control of PhotoInsights and inform you as soon as reasonably possible. In these circumstances, we will offer you an alternative tour of equivalent or closely similar standard and price at no extra cost, or a less expensive tour, in which case we will refund the difference in price. If you do not wish to take the alternative we offer you, you can choose another offered for sale by us and pay, or receive a full refund of, any price difference. Or, if you prefer, you can receive a full refund of any money you have paid to us, except for any amendment charges. PhotoInsights is not responsible for any incidental expenses or consequential losses that the Client may have incurred as a result of the cancelled booking such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc. PhotoInsights is also entitled to cancel the tour in case of it lacks a sufficient number of participants applied for the specific package tour. PhotoInsights is obliged to notify all travelers of the cancellations at least 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour and reimburse the full amount of the paid service.

Your Responsibilities

You acknowledge that there may be a significant degree of personal risk involved in travel and there are dangers inherent in adventure travel generally and considered such risk to health and safety and are willing to assume it, by confirming their booking tour.

Our Responsibilities

PhotoInsights’s responsibility starts at the designated meeting point and time, i.e. when you meet the tour manager or guide in Ulaanbaatar. PhotoInsights is not responsible for any damages, expenses, losses, or claims that are due to the fault of any traveler, unforeseeable risks, or a force majeure event.

Changes made by PhotoInsights

Reasonable changes in the itinerary of the tour may be made where deemed necessary or advisable for operational reason by our partners while we try our best to operate all tours as advertised. PhotoInsights takes responsibility for informing client about travel cancellation or many changes in travel program as soon as possible. Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions and accommodation.

Changes made by the client

Client may request any changes that will depend on availability and subject to PhotoInsights approval. Any extra costs incurred in making the change will be charged to the client along with an Administrative Fee. No changes are permitted to any booking within 14 days of departure of the tour to depart.

HEALTH CONDITIONS

By filling out the registration form and making the advance payment, participants certify that they do not suffer from any mental illnesses or any other disabilities that could create a risk to themselves or to other participants. We reserve the right to request a medical certificate in support of an applicant’s statement.
Once the applicant has been registered, medial circumstances are considered exceptions from the enforcement of cancellation policies only if a relevant medical certificate indicating the impossibility to participate is submitted. In this case, we reserve the right to return a certain quantum of our fee, according to the date of cancellation.

DESCRIPTION

Luiza Boldeanu (born 1987) is a well-known Romanian photographer, specialized in portrait photography, documentary and fine art. She started photography in 2007 when she decided to capture in images, the places where she was traveling at that time. But travel photography was not enough so she started to challenge herself with different projects. She is an avid explorer, travelling and documenting people and places from Romania, Nepal, Argentina, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Jordan, Mongolia and many others..

Her pictures were published in many publications, including National Geographic, Fine Art Photo, Dodho Magazine and Bored Panda. She is the author of several personal and group exhibitions in Romania and abroad. She has several photography awards inclusive 3rd place on National Award, on Sony Photography Awards, 2014.

Luiza is the coordinator of one of the biggest photography schools in Romania, where she teaches courses and workshops. Till now she was leading photo tours in many parts of Romania, but also foreign countries. She visited and photographed till now more than 20 countries.

More info here:

  • https://luiza-boldeanu-photography.com/
  • Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/luiza.boldeanu

Luiza’s Statement:

During my childhood I traveled a lot and sincerely, because I couldn’t afford a camera, I was always trying to get the photos from friends and relatives. After I went to college, where I learned important things that formed me in the one I am today, took some dance and music lessons, read some books…. and suddenly I was a grown up. Several years ago I started playing with photography, which led to where I am right now.

As we pass by life most of us forget to open our eyes and see. Since I put my hand on a camera, I started to see the world in a different way, a way that I couldn’t describe in words. Photography is more than technique and composition.

Photography “speaks” through light and shadows about emotions, moments, inner feelings, life style, cultures and customs. It speaks about life, and this is what I love and want to express through my images.

I always aim to create images in which each viewer can find himself in a certain stage of life. I started photography in 2007 when I decided to capture the places where I was traveling. I travelled and pictured people and places from Romania, Mongolia, Nepal, Argentina, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Thailand and many many others. But travel photography was not enough so I entered shyly in the stunning world of fine art photography/portraits.
I have tried almost all types of photography but none of them fascinates me enough as portraiture, being documentary, fine art or conceptual. We, as human being, are beautiful and that is reflected through our eyes, through our features, through our gesture.

It is stunning just to stay and observe, and then capture it and show it, in order to open the eyes of everybody towards the beauty that is around us. I started photography because this is the only way to express what I see, feel, think, to make public my inner being, my state of mind. And it is an unbelievable stunning feeling when you show your work and people find themselves in it, in that pictures, in that moment.

WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW BEFORE YOUR PHOTO EXPEDITION TO MONGOLIA

Mongolia is developing country with vast landscapes and road transportation projects are still on going but it has many opportunities to experience adventure travel. From doing outdoor activities, immersing nomad culture and local communities. Experiencing authentic Mongolia may require a spirit of adventure, flexibility, basic comfort of accommodation and facilities. Luxuries are only found around Ulaanbaatar.

Travelling through the countryside can involve long hours driving in a 4wd vehicle over the dusty and bumpy road; most roads are unpaved. It is extremely important to acknowledge that while we took every step to make the trip as comfortable as possible, we tried to keep the experience as authentic as it could be therefore we will be travelling on very remote areas, not as frequented by tourists and we will have very few tourist facilities around.

MEALS

Food during the tour can be found many varieties of a typical meat-based dish with vegetable and rice/pasta/noodle. Fortunately, vegetarian foods are available and can be requested. Some of the lunch meals are picnic. Bringing some snacks with you is recommended.

VEHICLE

We will be travelling in Russian vans which allows us to carry as much stock. There will be long drives, bumpy and very bumpy roads until we reach the desired remote areas.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT

Digital photography equipment recommended:

  • It is recommended to have included an extra photo camera, aside your digital camera.
  • Photo camera and the spare camera
  • Lenses (wide, normal, tele)
  • Tripod
  • Memory cards
  • Batteries for your camera
  • UV & polarized filters for each lens
  • Cleaning tools
  • Photo bag

 

TREKKING EQUIPMENT

  • Waterproof Trekking boots
  • Mountain Sneakers
  • Long pants (thin mountain pants) (2-3)
  • Trekking socks (5-7)
  • Short pants – 1per
  • T-shirts (2-3)
  • Power dry body blouse (2-3)
  • Water proof Polartec jacket & Windproof Jacket
  • Headscarf
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag – 4 seasons (minimum comfort -6 Celsius degrees)
  • Tent
  • First aid Kit (insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrheas, runny nose; bandages; any medicine prescribed for you)
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Testimonials

One to one classes with Luiza

Luiza Boldeanu is extremely passionate about photography. She guided me over a year through all facets of photography and editing processes. She is extremely dedicated in the way she prepares the course, very patient in her explanations and spotting the areas where we needed to put additional effort, in giving feedback.

Under her close up guidance I managed to develop my photographic technique, improve my knowledge, and better apply my knowledge in practice. She is able to both praise your work and give you the right impulse to continue in seeking improvement but also to objectively criticize when it is needed.

I fully recommend Luiza to all of those who want to step in the amazing world of photography, those waho want to refresh or improve their knowledge. Thank you Luiza, for all I have learned from you and for giving me the courage to believe in my talent and my artistic eye.

Alesandra Smit Munteanu

The 2018 Corbu Verde summer school

What I liked best was the opportunity to do something artistic and learn how to do it better. I enjoyed about different ways to do photography. I learned that photography can give off sensations as well as emotions, and chaching is very important.
I understood that photography helps me capture a real moment and immortalise it, communicate an emotion or simply to keep a rememberance.

Mara Optasanu
2019-05-06T07:40:24+00:00