Gobi Desert Workshop 2018-01-13T13:51:57+00:00

China Photo Tour | Gobi Desert Adventure

Gobi Desert Photo Tour


Chinese Visa Fee – We will assist you to apply for Chinese Visa, Please follow our instructions near the time

International/Dometic Flight

Travel and Medical Insurance

Excess baggage charges – each person only allows 20kg + 1 Camera bag.

Sleeping Bags and Ground Mat

15th to 21th April 2018  – Fully Booked

24th February – 2nd March 2019 – Available

At Available Light Images, we aim to lead you on tours that have been meaningful to us on our own creative journeys. We want to share with you the experiences that have changed our lives. This remote area of northern China is famous for the Silk Road and the world’s highest static sand dunes. This massive area of sand is so remote and so intense, we have designed a short, sharp trip that we hope will deliver the creative epiphany that we have had.

We will visit hundreds of square miles of gigantic dunes, rising to over 1640 feet above a series of crystal clear lakes. The geometry and scale of these makes for limitless incongruous and beautiful photographs. We’ll be camping out in the dunes and can explore them at our leisure.

The second area is another large area of geopark, where the striated coloured rocks make for more amazing images.

This is a unique photo trip, taking you into the heart of the Gobi Desert, where you can loose yourselves in simple, delicate creativity far from the modern world and its distractions. For us, our last visit there was life-changing and we’re still re-evaluating our own art, creativity and life goals. Join us on this trip of a lifetime.

View Gallery of Gobi Desert

Price per Participant | USD $3000 per person

Couples share a room/tent –  total deduction of $300


Ground transport – High Speed train and Vehicle

Accommodations, all meals – Food in the desert will be simple

Workshop starts at 2pm on the first day in Lanzhou Airport, we will then getting the high speed train to Zhangye

Workshop ends at 8am on the last day in Lanzhou Airport, we will be staying Lanzhou airport hotel the night before

at least 3 nights in the desert depends on the weather forecast, some Post-processing lessons if we have a few hours in the end of the trip.

Desert Journey
Desert Moonset

Gobi Desert

Life in the Desert

Zhangye, China Silk Road Photo Tour

Painted Hills

the reward for the minor discomfort shows in our thoughts where we are living…i loved the silence and space..the place itself without telling any iconic hyper i have to be there and photograph me!!..a truly sincere place to show and capture the essence of a landscape and desert…it teached me to a different point of view in photography ..and in an relation what i want to show taking/making a picture

Martin, Gobi desert workshop in Nov 2017

Hard to believe a whole month has gone by since our treasured visit is o the Gobi. Our lives move on but the Gobi lingers. It’s effect inserting itself every day in the most unexpected ways. Thank you Alister and Juanli for caring an sharing this most beautiful spot on Earth. A place where the soul can nourish itself and grow. I look forward to going back.

Olivia , 2 trips with us to the Gobi desert in May & Nov of 2017

Gobi Desert Adventure Tour Booking Form

Booking Process

Complete Registration Form |  Discuss workshop logistics and schedule | Deposit USD $1000 to reserve your place | Balance due 90 days prior to the Tour | Arrange Chinese Visa  and flights | Tour |

We will confirm with you regarding your booking, meeting point in China after we received your booking form.

Desert February 2017 Temperature

Desert March 2017 Temperature

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