11 Day Kyrgyzstan Photography Tour
Discover Kyrgyzstan, a little-travelled destination in central Asia which encompasses some of the world’s most breathtaking and dramatic scenery. Surrounded by the spectacular snow capped Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan has unique potential for landscape photography, with its wonderful combination of rugged, natural beauty, hospitality and authentic cultural traditions. Witness the charm of alpine lakes set amidst the open wilderness of remote and mountainous terrain as we embark upon an exclusive photography workshop to this one-of-a-kind destination. From photographing endangered wildlife to immersing yourself in the nomadic lifestyle of the local shepherds as they tend to their livestock across the undulating plains, this incredible adventure in Kyrgyzstan has it all.
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - Issyk-Kul Lake
Day 3 - Skazka Canyon, Jety-Oguz Gorge
Day 4 - Jety-Oguz Gorge, Karakol
Day 5 - Barskoon Gorge, Tosor Village
Day 6 - Song Kul Alpine Lake, Kochkor Village
Day 7 - Kok Boru
Day 8 - Kara-Koyun Valley, At-Tash Ridges
Day 9 - Tash Rabat, Naryn
Day 10 - Bishkek
Day 11 - Departure
8-18 July 2020 – Guided by Albert Dros & Anton Agarkov
We highly recommend that you get a travel and medical insurance. Your own domestic medical insurance and private health scheme will not cover you whilst you are overseas.
The tour is always dependent on weather, as the weather can indeed be highly unpredictable.
Albert is a Dutch photographer with an extreme passion for landscape photography. He aims to capture places and certain moments in the best way possible by using his own vision and unique style. His style consists of strong vibrant, sometimes fairytale like images in which he expresses himself. Albert has a background in Design, Video and Animation. He has worked for himself his whole life and has as a Master Degree in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology.
Albert loves to travel. Next to photo tours and workshops he likes to explore the world on his own or with friends. He has a passion for visiting the most beautiful spots in the world, whether known or unknown. Challenging himself is what keeps him motivated. Albert loves planning his shots carefully.
He does this with great detail to make sure his efforts have the highest chances of success. He sometimes plans days, weeks, months or even years to get that particular shot he wants. Challenging himself combined with planning and writing a story of the whole process is Albert’s specialty. He is always looking for new challenges and adventures. He is able to find beauty anywhere in the world: from misty mornings in the forests minutes away from his home to rooftops of the highest buildings in Dubai to remote locations in Iceland or the US. Next to taking photos, Albert also likes to teach and write about photography.
He occasionally writes for the most well known Photography magazines both on - and offline. Along that he has worked with many brands in the photography industry and is an official Sony Ambassador of Imaging.
His work has been featured in some of the biggest news outlets & magazines worldwide, like TIME, National Geographic and Adobe.
Anton Agarkov is a travelling photographer and journalist with more than ten years of shooting experience.
Anton shoots mostly landscape and travel stories and organises photography workshops and expeditions in Russia and Central Asia in which he spends more than 200 days a year. His outmost interest lies in the territories of natural parks and reserves as well as hard to reach territories.
Anton has vast experience in shooting in harsh weather conditions such as snow and sandstorms, extreme cold and heat. He is a Tamron ambassador in Russia and pro-rider for Marmot Russia, working on a regular basis with Nikon, Lowepro, Carl Zeiss and multiple other brands. In addition, he organises lectures and workshops on traveling and photography.