There are plenty of great photo opportunities on WildChina’s eight-day photography tour. // © 2011 WildChina
Beijing-based tour operator WildChina has launched an eight-day photography expedition in Xinjiang with acclaimed British photographer, Sean Gallagher. WildChina and Gallagher have collaborated to create a unique tour along the ancient Silk Road for aspiring photographers and curious travelers alike.
“This is truly a bucket-list trip for those interested in photography,” said WildChina founder Mei Zhang. “Travelers will have an opportunity to take a part of the Silk Road home with them as they explore the geography and cultural heritage of this region through the lens.”
The photography-themed tour is designed to help amateur photographers hone their skills and learn new techniques while experiencing the culture of one of China’s most diverse and fascinating regions. This trip, departing on Oct. 1, will also cover the techniques of landscape, portrait and time-lapse photography.
The tour begins in Urumqi with a workshop led by Gallagher. Travelers will then continue toward the Pakistani border. This majestic region is covered with ancient mosques and deserts that fade into the horizon. Trips to Karakul Lake, the Taklamakan desert and the incredible Flaming Mountains of China will provide unforgettable sights for guests to capture on film.
Other trip highlights include desert camping, mosque visits, camel rides, daily one-on-one photo critiques with Gallagher and a journey to the underground wells of the Karez Water System.
Rates start at $3,590 per person and $490 per person for airfare from Urumqi to Kashgar and Khotan to Urumqi. Pricing is inclusive of all admission fees and activity expenses that are noted in the itinerary but excludes meals and excursions not included in the trip itinerary. Prices are based on double occupancy.