Mesmerising Ladakh

Photography Expedition to Ladakh

Event Date

Start Date - August 19, 2022

End Date - August 26, 2022

Location

Ladakh

Participation Fee

Main Tour: ₹ 64,500/-

Single Room Supplement: ₹ 17400/-

Tour Extension: ₹18500/-

Single Supplement: ₹7400/-

Overview

Ladakh, the ‘photographer’s pilgrimage’, Even after being a blood freezing zone it spares no one to evade the beauty it encloses.

In Ladakh, the glow of headlamp transforms erupting steam and water into a halo around the head of a geyser. Even at a temperature of -23 degree Celsius, the water is scalding 80 degrees Celsius the boiling point at 4000m above sea level. The Shyok River sprinkles of snow on any sun-starved bend, which brings to life otherwise invisible patterns on the silt and stones that make up its banks. The river itself sets ablaze by the brilliant sunset. The frozen Pangong Tso mimics the Milky Way that arches over it. In the cloudless new moon nights on the Changthang are often bright enough for stars to paint the lake ice. Chiktan’s famous colourful summer hills lie quilted in the snow, their monochrome enhanced by moonlight. Many at times great gusts of steam rise up to greet day break at Chumathang that in season puts on a mighty tones-down display.  Every bit of the landscape inspires you to capture its panorama.

The unmatched beauty of this place attracts travellers from all parts of the world. The multi-hued mountains silhouetting at a distance, the clear blue skies with occasional white clouds floating in their vastness and reflecting in the calm blue waters of the lakes. There is no doubt why it is the photographer’s paradise.

Pre Tour Analysis:

Each registered participant will be requested to submit their landscape / portrait related images. Our panel will analyse each image to see how to guide each individual during the tour to help them enhance their skills.  We will also provide individual feedback to their each submitted image and suggest improvement points.

During the Tour:

Based on the analytical data available with us post “Pre Tour Analysis” we will provide individualized attention to all and ensure they work on their weaknesses and enhance their skills. Evening Gup Shup sessions will be learning oriented and practical tips will be provided based on the mistakes committed by participants during the day.

We shall also have atleast one evening session dedicated to post processing workflow to help them become a complete photographer.

After the tour:

Each participant will be required to submit 3 of their best images from the tour. Each image will be analysed and constructive feedback will be provided. Best of the lot will make it to our website and blog; and will be aggressively promoted on FB.

Your Mentors

Jassi Oberai

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01 (Aug 19) ARRIVE LEH
Arrival at Leh Kushok Bakula Airport (This must be one of the MOST SENSATIONAL FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD. On a clear day from one side of the aircraft can be seen in the distance the peaks of K2, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum and on the other side of the aircraft, so close that you feel you could reach out and touch it, is the Nun Kun massif.) Upon arrival you will met by our representative and transfer to Hotel for Check in. Complete day for rest and leisure to acclimatize.

Day 02 (Aug 20) Day in Leh – Post breakfast we drive to Sham Valley. Visit Pathar Sahib Gurudwara, Magnetic Hill and Confluence of Indus & Zanskaar River. Visit Leh market in the evening. Overnight at Leh.

DAY 03 (Aug 21) Leh– Turtuk (120 kms. / 4-5 hours)
Post early breakfast we drive to the Baltistan Village Turtuk. The road journey from Leh to Turtuk passes over Khardung La (The Highest Motorable Road In The World) at 5,602 Mtrs / 18,390 Ft, around 39 km from Leh. From the pass, one can see all the way south over the Indus valley to seemingly endless peaks and ridges of the Zanskar range, and north to the giants of the Saser massif. Upon arrival in Turtuk we check in at our Camp / Hotel and after quick lunch we head for the shoot. Return to camp for Overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

DAY 04 (Aug 22) Turtuk to Nubra Valley (77 kms / 2 hrs.)
We start the day with shoot in the village. Return to camp for breakfast. Post Breakfast we depart to Nubra Valley.  Nubra Valley is popularly known as Ldumra or the valley of flowers. It is situated in the north of Ladakh between the Karakoram and Ladakh ranges of the Himalayas. The average altitude of the valley is 10,000 Ft. above sea level. On arrival, check into the camps. In the evening we head for Hunder for Sunset shoot on the Silver White Sand Dunes. Return to camp and overnight at camp.

DAY 05 (Aug 23) Nubra Valley to Pangong Tso (98 kms / 2.5 hrs)
After an early breakfast we leave for Pangong Lake. We drive along the Shyok river and it will an exciting journey to Pangong. After the long and exciting journey, finally you can have a sudden view of the Pangong lake situated at 14,000 feet (4,267 m). This famous blue brackish Lake of Pangong is 5/6 Kms wide and over 133 Kms long with half of its running the other side of the “Indo China Border”. One rarely feels so close to nature and environment and the scenery is unforgettable. After the success of 3 Idiots, this beautiful natural location has attracted more tourists from all over the world. Upon arrival we check in at our Camp near Pangong lake. Dinner & Overnight at the Camp.

DAY 06 (Aug 24) Pangong Tso to Leh (221 kms / 6 hrs)
Wake up calls by the migratory birds this morning. Indulge in the walk beside the lake or go for your photography splurge. Arrive at Leh in the second half. Evening free. Overnight in Leh.

DAY 07 (Aug 25) Day in Leh
We spend the day in Leh. It will a day of some relaxation and talking about everything including photography. Overnight in Leh.

Day 08 (Aug 26) Checkout and transfer to Airport
Group who have opted only for the main tour check out as per the flight timings and catch our respective flights with fond memories of this exciting tour.

MAIN TOUR ENDS

TOUR EXTENSION (Optional)

Day 08 (Aug 26) Leh to Aryan Valley (188 kms / 4 hrs)
After early breakfast, we leave for Aryan Valley. On the way we stop over at Lamayuru Monastery. Aryan Valley has couple of villages open to tourists which are inhabited by the people of Aryan Race. We spend the evening doing some portrait photography. Overnight at Dha village.

Day 09 (Aug 27) Aryan Valley to Leh (188 kms / 4 hrs)
We start early with a walk to village doing lot of portrait photography. Return to camp for the breakfast and checkout. Head to Leh. Overnight in Leh.

Day 10 (Aug 28) Checkout and transfer to Airport
Check out as per the flight timings and catch our respective flights with fond memories of this exciting tour.

Participation Fee

Main Tour: ₹ 64,500/-

Single Room Supplement: ₹ 17400/-

Tour Extension: ₹18500/-

Single Supplement: ₹7400/-

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