Itinerary: Day 1 Arriving Zhangye, and group dinner; Day 2 Going to desert after breakfast, and spend the next 5 nights/days in the desert Day 7 Leave desert after morning photography, arrive Zhangye Hotel for a relaxing dinner/evening; Day 8 Visiting Danxia Landform; Day 9 Morning flight or train out of Zhangye depends on individual’s travel plan.
Note: for participants that do not wish to join the Danxia Landform on day 8, $250 will be deducted on the final invoice. Which means that workshop will end on day 8.
Meeting Point: Zhangye (I will coordinate with each participant for the best ways to get there near the planning stage).
Included: All vehicle Transportation | Photography Location Entry Tickets | All meals, simple meals in the desert, we will bring lots of fruits, seeds, nuts, oats, eggs, vegetables and noddles with us | Accommodations – Single Occupancy, 5 nights in the desert will be camping or farm stay (single occupancy room with your own bathroom) depend on the route choice each day, tents and sleeping mat provided, but bring your own if you have a light one | Tips for drivers
Excluded: Flights | Chinese Visa Application | Travel and Medical Insurance (required) | Alcoholic beverages | Personal equipment | Sleeping Bag – We have a few spares, please let me know if you don’t have your own
Photography Skill Level: Intermediate and above. Beginners and non-photographers welcome, however, as with the more experienced, I will not be able to provide photography instruction, because I will be fully busy with aspects of the journey. Regardless of your level, please come with good knowledge of and capability with your equipment. I am more than happy to share my own approach at each significant stop, and discuss techniques/concepts via the camera screen at the end of the day as we gathering for a drink/meal.
Fitness: You must be able to walk on sand. The photography opportunity will be good just beside the vehicle, but able to walk another mile into different peaks of dunes offers even greater view.
One 50L bag for your clothes and sleeping bag; tripod and 1 camera bag will be the maximum allowance of luggage you can bring for desert trip, suitcase need to be stored in Zhangye Hotel
Complete Booking Form | Deposit GBP £700 or USD $700 to reserve your place after receive Invoice | Visa Application allowed from 90 days before the trip | The balance is due no later than 60 days prior to the Workshop | Packing list | Arrive Zhangye on time