Day 1-2 Arrival

After landing you'll be picked up by one of our Followthetracks/SIXT staff members - simply look out of the sign in the arrival hall. You'll be brought to a 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar and handed out a local SIM card with call and internet package. Before the road adventure starts, we will not only explore Ulan Bator, the vibrant capital of Mongolia but also dive into your own camera gear and prepare you for the upcoming photography days.




You will drive a paved road to southern Mongolia before leaving the beaten paths and going off-road for the following days. Max Muench will guide you to some incredible places like White Stupa, Yolyn Am Canyon and Flaming Cliffs. At Khongoryn Els you have the chance to ride camels and photograph them during sunset in the desert.



Day 8-9 Steppes

It might sound strange to you but the most amazing part of traveling across Mongolia is to drive through the endless steppes, seeing the landscapes change quickly and forgetting about the rush and stress at home and clearing your mind completely. After not seeing water in a while, you’ll camp right next to a beautiful lake, well known for its bird colonies. Afterwards we’ll hit the paved road to western Mongolia.




After being in the desert and the steppes for a while, it’s time to see some real mountains. Snowy peaks await you in the Altai Mountains where you’ll stay with a real nomad family to get as close to the Mongolian culture as possible. Help them with herding the goats and horses, milk the cows and enjoy Mongolian hospitality. Head further west to meet the legendary eagle hunters and stay with a Kazakh family for two nights, ride horses, watch the eagle hunter training his majestic bird and get amazing portraits during sunset and sunrise. The last night you’ll spend in the capital of the region, Ulgii, and visit with Max some of his favourite spots to shoot sunset over the city.




Leave Ulgii by plane in the morning and enjoy a scenic flight over the entire country. Spend your two last nights in a 3* hotel in the vibrant capital and edit your images together with Max. Later on you will end your Mentorship experience with Max during a tasty goodbye dinner before a driver will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to the airport the next morning.



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