Ladakh Photography Tour

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Region:- Leh, Ladakh, J & K, Duration:- 10 days, Grade:- Moderate, Max Altitude:- 18,380 Ft.

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Introduction :

Photographing nomadic life, frozen lakes, Milky Way, star trail, monks and monasteries, portraits sessions, sand dunes, wildlife fun and local family visits.

Overview :

Led by a multiple award-winning photographer who calls Ladakh his second home, our winter workshop promises show you a Ladakh no one else can. Specifically designed for photographers, this tour is a result the deep knowledge of terrain and the play of light on it.

We have cherry-picked specific locations, even more specific vantage points to help you make an image that head and shoulder any others in Ladakh. Our vast network of friends ensures that you are always by a glowing fire at night, snuggled in the warmest of blankets and sleeping bags.

It’s is an experience you will cherish for a long time to come.

Highlights :

  • Photograph nomadic life, portraits session inside and outside the monad tent, morning and evening activities and food and cultural exchange with them.
  • Photography of the frozen lakes, walk and shoot beautiful patterns forms due to wind and walk on the lakes.
  • Photograph frozen geysers and wild like at Puga plains.
  • Visit to monasteries to shoot monks inside while prayer ceremony, monastery kitchen and privilege access to green rooms of the monks.
  • Visit to a sights specially chosen by the shoot director keeping photography opportunities in mind.
  • Driving through some of the highest motorable passes which are fully covered with snow.
  • Night photography on frozen lakes to capture Milky Way and star trails.
  • Photograph wild asses, yaks, pica, portages, Tibetan snow cock, golden eagle, lammergeyer, Himalayan buzzards, little owl, ducks, wolf, fox, hare and wild mountain goat and sheep etc.
Day 1: Arrive Leh

The capital town of Ladakh 3500M and transfer to Hotel. Full day rest for acclimatization. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Around Indus valley

Early morning at 5.30 am drive about 30 minutes Thiksey monastery for Morning Prayer ceremony and conch blowing shoot. Once we finish at Thiksey we will have breakfast at Thiksey restaurant just below the monastery.After we will walk around Shey where we have hundreds of Buddhist chortens close to monastery. Later drive back to Leh for lunch in a hotel. Afternoon shoot in Lanes of old Leh town and visit one of the old house of Leh. Overnight in hotel.

Day 3: Leh to Nubra {Sumur or Tegger village}

Today after breakfast we drive about 130 kms/05hrs via Khardungla pass 18380 Ft- The highest motorable road in the world. We will spend some time there to shoot Indus valley and Karakuram rage. Later continue drive to Sumur village for overnight stay in Swiss fixed tents. Evening visit Tegar Manekhang – as mall monastery and ruined castle called Zimskhang Gogma. If time permits we will scroll around Tegger village for photographing portraits. Drive back to Sumur for overnight.

Day 4: Turtuk

Morning after breakfast drive to 92kms 03 Hrs toTurtuk shooting Shyok river with the early morning light. Reach Turtuk- The last village boarder to Pakistan. Turtuk is newly open for tourist and famous for its preserved Balti culture and Paradise for photo opportunity. Reach Turtuk, transfer to hotel. We will have lunch in the hotel. After lunch we will visit 1st part of the village called Pharol later 2nd part called Yul. We will be shooting people in the narrow lanes of the village. Lanes have beautiful old texture. We will also visit few local houses to shoot portraits and get to know them closely. Back to hotel or camp for overnight stay.

Day 5.Hunder sand dunes and double Humped camels.

After leisure breakfast we drive 03 hrs back Hunder. Reach Hunder village and transfer to Camp. After lunch walk around Hunder and visit Deskit monastery and open Buddha statue. Later in the evening for sunset we will go to Hunder sand dunes to shoot double Humped camels on the sand suns. You can also experience a small ride. Back to camp for overnight.

Day 6. Hunder to Leh 05 hrs via khardungla pass.

Reach Leh around lunch time and transfer to hotel in Leh. After lunch is free for your personal activities.

Day 7. Leh to Tsomoriri 4500M /07 hrs 220 Kms.

After breakfast drive to Tsomoriri. On the way we will stop at Chumathang for luch . Chumathing is famous for its hot geysers and main stop over for lunch who drive to Changthang area. After lunch we will visit Tsakangkaru lake – and Tibetan nomad settlement on the lakeside. Later continue drive to Tsomoriri. Reach Korzok – a nomadic village on side of the Tsomoriri lake. Evening explore Korzok village and lake for sunset. Overnight in hotel.

Day 8. Tsomoriri To Tsokar 4350M.

We we need to wake up very early morning around 5.30 and drive 10 mintues to korzok Phu where most of the nomadic people lives in there tents called REBO with there animals. Reach phu and shoot morning activities of the nomad and visit couple of nomadic tents to shoot inside. Later drive back to Hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Tsokar 120Kms 03 hrs reach Tsokar for lunch. After lunch walk around to shoot migrated birds. Later evening go to another side of the lake for sunset shoot. Tsokar is best spot for night photography of the Milky Way and star trail. Overnight in camp.

Day 9. Tsokar to Leh.

After breakfast drive back to Leh via taklangla – the third highest motorable pass. Reach leh around 02 pm and transfer to Hotel. Evening free.

Day 10. Flight back to Delhi.

Price includes :

  • Transportation throughout the tour.
  • Guesthouse accommodation with heating facility, attached bath and toilet, breakfast.
  • All meals included during the tour.
  • Dinner in Local home while in Leh to experience local food.
  • Lunch will be restaurants.
  • All required permits, entrances and entry fee.
  • Tour expert advice, photo sessions, show and tell, assistance and comments.
  • Privilege access.

Price Excludes :

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Domestic flight to and from Leh.
  • Personal clothing.
  • Additional food and beverages ordered.
  • Camera equipments like tripod and batteries etc.
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