Pallas Cat of Eastern Mongolia in Summer

  • July 12th, 2026 - July 18th, 2026
  • Spaces Left: 5 (Maximum 5 Photographers)
Pallas Cat in Grass


This bespoke, custom-tailored workshop to eastern Mongolia is for keen and passionate wildlife photographers who want to capture beautiful and evocative photographs of Pallas Cats and their kittens. Eastern Mongolia is the best place in the world to photograph Pallas Cats. We have a small group size and personal, one-on-one tuition for the duration of the workshop. There will also be other wildlife and landscape opportunities during this workshop, although our primary focus is Pallas Cats. Private rooms or Gyrs are available at each location, and there is no single supplement for Wild Nature Photo Travel Team Members.

  • Dates: 12th July 2026 until 18th July 2026 (Duration 6 Nights / 7 Days)
  • Investment: $10,750 USD (Deposit to secure place $3,000 USD)
  • Participants: Maximum 5 Photographers plus leader
  • Start and Finish: Ulaanbaatar Ghengis Khan International Airport, Mongolia
  • Trip Leaders: Joshua Holko Master Photog II
  • Fitness Level: Moderate
  • Temperature: Moderate
  • Experience Level: Beginner to Professional


In July 2026, I will lead an exclusive workshop for Pallas cats and kittens for just five photographers in the far east of remote Mongolia in the Summer.

We will be based in Eastern Mongolia for this expedition and camping in Gyrs (Yurts). Temperatures at this time of year will hover around 20º-30º Celsius. Each Gyr is equipped with a bed and basic wash facilities. There are no showers or running water, and bathroom facilities (although clean) are limited to Western-style pit toilets. Fresh bottled drinking water is provided, along with all meals, for the duration of the expedition. There will be no cell phone coverage or internet access once we leave Ulaanbataar, the capital city of Mongolia.

We will use 4WD vehicles to commute from our base camp as we search the terrain for the Pallas Cat.

Pallas Cats are among earth's rarest and hardest to find wild cats. All participants understand that there are no guarantees. However, every effort will be made to see and photograph Pallas Cats using local guides and trackers skilled at locating the cats. Local guides will pre-scout for signs of Pallas Cat before arrival to maximize our time and opportunities. Please use the register button at the bottom of this page to register your interest. Places are extremely limited, and once spoken for, that's it.