Yellow Mountains Winter Photography Tour – 9th – 14th Feb 2020 Available
Max 4 Participants | $2000 per person
Huangshan, The Yellow Mountains of Eastern China, have been an inspiration for artists for thousands of years. The amazing granite spires decorated in the beautiful forms of Pine Trees are often draped in low cloud, and it is these combinations that make the place so special. The Huangshan area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising in the darkness before dawn we will climb to high vantage points to await the coming day. With luck, low clouds will swirl below us, with the world of granite rising in jagged peaks around us. As the sun clears the horizon, the massive walls turn golden, pink and red as they react to the warming rays. The area is simply beautiful and awe-inspiring and in all the times we have been there, we have never left not feeling inspired and refreshed.
High Activity – You need to be able to hike for over 15000 steps per day and carry your own bag/tripod.
Meeting Point: Yellow Mountain Train Station / Airport
Included: Vehicle Transportion / Photography Location Entry Tickets | Accommodations
Excluded: Chinese Visa Application | Getting to Yellow Mountain – Please consult with us before make your flight bookings | Travel/Personal/Equipment/Medical Insurance | Beverage | Cost to hire Porter carry your camera bag
Complete Booking Form | Deposit GBP £500 or USD $750 to reserve your place | Balance due 90 days prior to the Workshop | Visa Application | Arrange details and packing list | Trip
Yellow Mountains Photography other details & Packing:
We will be getting cable car to Mountain Scenery Area, from there, it’s a short hike up and over a ridge on excellent stepped concrete pathways to reach our hotel and move between Photography locations. We won’t be able to take suitcases with us, so they will be left behind in a safe location prior to our cable car journey.
Packing – You will need to pack your essential clothing inside a 20L bag with your tripod, that will be arranged by paid service to deliver to our hotel in the mountains. You will only carry your camera bag and valuable documents, hotel is 10 – 20 minutes walk on steps, please wear good quality hiking boots.
Photography in the Mountains – You will carry your own camera bag and tripod every day, sometimes we will be walking for over 2 hours, some locations are only 10 – 20 minutes. Porter will cost $100 per day if you require this service, we had never needed in the past. Yellow Mountains can be crowded with tourists and photographers, so we will make use of moonlight and doing some low light/night photography if weather is clear, often between 10 – 40 minutes hiking on stone steps from hotel.
Clothing you wear: 2 Layers of Inner top, 1 light Down Jacket + water proof top, 1 Inner + outdoor trousers with light water proof, water proof hiking boots with good grip for wet surface
Camera Bag + Tripod: valuable documents, 1 main body, wide/medium zoom covers 24 – 70, tele photo lens covers 70 – 200 ( 300 would be good ) , 1 spare battery, shutter release cable, 1 ND Filter, 1 CPL Filter, micro fibre lens cloths, spare SD/CF card, 1L water, hard drive for backing-up your images ( We will bring mac laptop with us, so you don’t need to bring laptop with you, but your hard drive need to be compatible with mac system )
30L bag: Personal items, 2 sets of inner layer top and bottom for change, 3 pairs of warm merino wool socks, camera battery charger, head lamp, Allen Keys for tripod, Heads and Plates, laptop charger or cable if you bring your own laptop.