July 26th – August 7th, 2025
The “Stans” -Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
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Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Get ready for an unforgettable adventure in The “Stans” with an itinerary that not only includes famous locations like Samarkand and the Tian Shan mountain range but also takes you to lesser-known, awe-inspiring destinations and provides immersive cultural experiences!
There are photography trips, and then there are immersive cultural and photographic experiences unlike any other. This is one of those extraordinary encounters!
To be completely transparent, the reality is that, without our exceptional guide, his extensive knowledge, and his extensive connections, we could never access many of these locations. Securing special permits, arranging behind-the-scenes transportation, managing a myriad of logistics, and tapping into a wealth of knowledge and expertise all contribute to making this one of the most fascinating and off-the-beaten-path journeys we have ever embarked on!
*Hiking difficulty – There is some uneven ground over stones and pathways on this tour. Almost everything we photograph is within a very short walk but you should be able to walk up to a mile. If you have any concerns or special circumstances, please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions. We will be at higher altitude on some portions of this tour.
- Dates : July 26th – August 7th, 2025
- Price : $7495 (Mongolia participants, receive an extra $700 discount)
- Non Photographer Spouse or Friend rate – $6495 (Only 2 available) Please inquire to register as a non photo rate.
- Payment plan available!
- Accommodations (Luxury hotels, Yurts on a beach, High Mountain Eco Hotel, locally owned boutique hotels and more!)
- All meals – Exceptional food and cuisine
- Transportation including domestic flights and high speed rail
- Photography Instruction with the MPA team
- Small group – 12 clients – 2 instructors.
- Our professional guide with a Ph.D. in Central Asian studies- Yuri
- Airfare to and from Dushanbe and Almaty
- Travel insurance (A minimum medical and evac are required)
- Alcohol and extra drinks
- Items of personal nature such as laundry, passport, visa etc
- David McKay
Instructors are scheduled, however they are subject to change based on needs.
Itinerary and Highlights
We will have many engaging opportunities to interact with the beautiful people we encounter, allowing us to both capture stunning photographs and gain educational experiences.
Not to be missed on our journey, we will explore some of the most historical and well known sites in Central Asia and along the Silk Road
Samarkand, Bukhara, and the Tian Shan mountains just to name a few!
Off the Beaten Path
Are you ready for an adventure? If you love exploring and discovering new places, you’re going to love this! We’re talking about going to places very few have ever gone before – villages, old Soviet ghost towns, and remote mountain roads that are rarely seen!
Accommodations and Food
You will have the opportunity to indulge in various accommodations, including luxurious hotels, a beach Yurt, an eco high altitude hotel via cable car, and stunning swimming pools! Additionally, you will be able to savor some of the finest cuisine from Central Asia.
*Detailed day to day – (Subject to change based on factors that can occur)
Please download the Tour Packet from link below when it becomes available. Much of the information contained in the packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the web site. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour.
Please note that specific flight information, arrival and departure times, accommodations, and other logistical information may not be in this packet. Those items will be emailed to you at various times in the planning process of each tour.