Snow Clad Kashmir

Photo tour to Kashmir

Event Date

Start Date - January 15, 2023

End Date - January 22, 2023

Location

Kashmir

Participation Fee

Tour Fee: ₹69000
Single Supplement: ₹12000

Overview

Overview

Kashmir is the jewel of India and for some India’s answer to Switzerland.
Kashmir – a valley between the Great Himalayan Range and the Pir Panjal mountain range, is known for its simplicity and pristine natural beauty.

Surrounded by the snow-capped mountains, Kashmir leaves an everlasting impression on one’s soul.

While there is a lot to explore in Kashmir, in this tour we will focus on some key areas around Srinagar mainly to capture the breathtaking snowscapes and life of locals on old city along with the Dal Lake as well.

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 (Jan 15) ARRIVE SRINAGAR
After arrival at the Srinagar International Airport, we drive towards the world
famous Dal Lake and check-in at the House Boat. We spend our evening discussing the tour and individual requirements over hot Kehwa. If time permits we will do some shoot as well. We stay overnight at the houseboat on the banks of the Dal Lake.

DAY 02 (Jan 16)  SRINAGAR Exploration
We spend the whole day exploring Srinagar. We will be covering some non touristy spots purely from photography purpose. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 (Jan 17) Srinagar to Gulmarg
After breakfast we leave for Gulmarg to witness the snow clad mountains. On our way to Gulmarg, we stop at the Panoramic View Point for The Sunshine Peak shot. After reaching Gulmarg, we leave for a Gondola Ride (optional) through the Pine Forests. We stop at Kongdoori Mountain for some shots from the height of 3,747 m (12,293 ft)
On our way back, we capture some Shining Shots at the view
point again for Greater Himalayan range sunset. We witness Nun Kun- Zanskar
Range, Sickle Moon, Kolohai, Brahma peak. We spend rest of the day shooting minimal snowscapes of Gulmarg. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 04 (Jan 18) Gulmarg Exploration
We spend the day exploring Gulmarg and create stunning snow-scapes. Dinner and Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 (Jan 19) Gulmarg to Srinagar
After an early morning photography session and breakfast, we move to Srinagar. We will spend the day shooting some amazing spots in Srinagar. Sunset shoot in Dal lake. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DAY 06 (Jan 20) Srinagar Exploration
Early morning, we take a stroll to the Floating Market. After a quick shoot, we head back to the hotel for breakfast. During the day we explore different spots to create stunning snow clad vistas of Srinagar. In the evening we capture the Sunset at Meena bazaar or the famous Char Chinar. After sightseeing we head towards our hotel and spend a relaxing evening on the banks of Dal Lake with a cup of Kehwa. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 07 (Jan 21) Srinagar to Aharbal
Among the most popular tourist attractions in Kulgam, the sheer magnificence of Aharbal, located on the River Veshav, is a sight to behold and befitting of its sobriquet – ‘Niagara falls of Kashmir ‘The rumble of fierce white water gushing through, amplified by the tranquil environs, are like beats of nature that merge into a pool of calm, azure blue water, after the 25 metre fall. This one promises to mesmerize all avid photographers. Return to Srinagar and overnight at hotel.

DAY 08 (Jan 22) Srinagar Exploration and Departure
Early morning, shoot whatever we could not manage in previous days. Return to hotel for breakfast and departure.

We end this mesmerizing tour and return to our respective places with fond memories and stunning images.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions and Other Important Info

– How different are tours and photo tours?
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday based on what is hot in that season with almost no inclination to offer you what you would want to see, Photo Tours are innovative ways to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. All of our photo tours are fun with a loads of learning and knowledge sharing. Moreover, since the group consists of photography enthusiasts only it makes your experience your experience more focused and fun filled.

– Is there lack of oxygen in Kashmir?
No. Kashmir is a normal hill station with max height being of Gulmarg which is at a height of 8694 ft (2650mtr). Oxygen levels start depleting only at the height of 10000ft or above.

–  What is the suggested equipment for this tour?
Wide angle lenses like 10-22 or 16-35 are required to capture the beautiful landscapes and cover the majestic grandeur of Kashmir. We always advise to carry a monopod / tripod to shoot spectacular low light scenes. Telephoto lenses like 70-200 or 100-400 are recommended for candid shots of beautiful local people and even compressed landscapes there.

–  I am a rank beginner in photography / I only have a simple point and shoot camera. Can I be a part of this tour?
Oh yes very much! We always encourage every nature and travel enthusiast whether an experienced photographer or not to attend such organized photo tours. Feel free to be a part of this tour and get to take valuable tips home from our skilled team of experts and other participants as well.

–  How many participants are expected to share a Room?
All participants are accommodated in twin-sharing rooms. Single supplements are charged extra. Please inquire with us about your single supplement charges.

–  Since it is a winter tour, will it very cold and what type of clothing is required for this tour?
It will be cold and temperatures are expected to remain between 10 degrees to 0 degrees. Wearing 4-5 layers is the best option. Since we may expect snowfall, it is important that your footwear is proper. High ankle snow boots or gum boots are the best options while walking on snow.

Participation Fee

Tour Fee: ₹69000
Single Supplement: ₹12000

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