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Ladakh Photography Expedition by Abhishek Singh

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  • 1 Week
  • 10-19 July
  • Jammu & Kashmir, Leh

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Ladakh Photo Tour with Abhishek

Over the years, Ladakh has gained a reputation as one of the places that’s there on every traveler’s bucket list and rightly so. While adventurists, travelers and solo riders flock to the land of high passes for the thrill, Ladakh has much more to offer to the photographers. The rich blue sky reflecting in the turquoise blue waters of the Pangong Tso amidst the looming snow-clad mountains and the flitting white clouds make for postcard-worthy pictures. The clear skies at night are a perfect opportunity to capture those Milky Way shots that every photographer has to have in their collection. How can you miss out on the monasteries sitting atop mountains, and the distinct culture that Ladakh boasts of.

Gear up for a 10-day photography tour to Ladakh and expose your cameras to the picturesque landscapes, stunning portraits and the intricacies of the Ladakhi culture. Educate the photographer in you with a mentor as good as Mr. Abhishek Singh and treat yourself to the experience of Ladakh and all that it has to offer!

Our Mentor

A professional Travel & Lifestyle photographer/filmmaker, Panasonic Lumix Ambassador, with 14 years of professional experience. Conducted 321 photography workshops and 37 Photography tours. Visited Ladakh region 18 times and knows the best photography spots like a back of his hand. Created photography tutorial video content for Nikon India and other imaging brands. https://www.iamabhishek.in

Highlights

  • A 10-day exclusive experience with coverage of Hemis Festival
  • A soul-invigorating adventure and photographic expedition in the heart of the great Himalayan mountain system
  • A creatively satisfying time enjoying landscape photography in some of the most scenic environs on the blue planet
  • Learning to make panoramas, time-lapse videos, long exposures and star-trails using spectacular foregrounds
  • Extensive photography assistance and subject matter learning under the tutelage of accomplished professionals
  • Leveraging the wealth of your Skipper’s skill, knowledge, and experience to enjoy a variety of new experiences

What You Will See and Photograph

At Pangong Tso, you will discover a new scale for size. An international lake that is 134 kilometers long, it stretches to Tibet and has the Line of Actual Control with China running through it. Although said to be bereft of fish, the lake supports a rich population of birds in the summer, and around its water, a number of mammals thrive. In the winter the lake freezes completely but in the summer it gleams with the magnificence of a polished jewel and the serenity of an elegant bride.

At 4,595 meters (15,075 feet), Tso Moriri, the largest of the higher Himalayan lakes that are entirely in India, stands as a paradise for landscape photography with brackish water and a backdrop of whitish mountains. 34 species of birds and many mammals, including the lynx and the Tibetan wild ass favor this area, for it is as much a wildlife haven as the strongest antonym for the word ‘eyesore’.

And finally, the Tso Kar, literally meaning ‘salt lake’, completes the trinity of high-altitude lakes to behold near the roof of the world, with turquoise water set amidst the spectacular ambiance of verdant greenery. Apart from the salt concentration around the water, the other noticeable feature is the plentiful wildlife around, including the red foxTibetan wolflittle owlbrahminy duckbar-headed goosepied avocet, and different sandpipers and gulls.

At the sightseeing sites of LehThikseStokHemis and Shanti Stupa, savor the rich culture and heritage of the region that makes Ladakh such a unique place. The monasteries inhabited by lamas and Buddhist paintings and sculptures offer a wealth of opportunities to make images and stories throbbing with cultural intrigue and chromatic richness.

At 5,600 meters (18,368 feet), you will experience the dizzying Khardung La, India’s highest motorable road and possibly the highest pass in India. Historically, its significance is that it lay on the major caravan route from Leh to Kashgar in Chinese Central Asia, which around 10,000 horses and camels would use annually, and a small population of Bactrian camels can still be seen at Hunter, in the area north of the pass. During the Second World War, there was even an attempt to transfer war material to China through this route.

Overall, with an average altitude of 4,800 meters on the Tour and such abundance of joy on offer, you will likely soon find yourself getting high on the Himalayas.

 

Inclusions

  • Double/Twin sharing room at all places
  • Airport transfers in Leh
  • Ladakh Environment Fee
  • One Oxygen cylinder for nubra /Pangong / Tsomoriri trip.

Exclusions

  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list

Day 1 - 10 JulyLeh City

Our cars will pick you up from the airport and check-in to one of the finest hotels in Leh. Lunch will be served on arrival, followed by some acclimatisation tips and a detailed photography presentation by Abhishek.

Day 2 - 11 JulyLeh City

Early morning departure to Hemis monastery for on-field photography session during Hemis festival inauguration followed by lunch at a Heritage house. Evening- Leisure time.

Day 3 - 12 JulyLeh – Khardungla Pass – Nubra Valley (6-7 Hrs- including photo ops)

After breakfast, we head for Nubra Valley. Crossing one of the highest motorable roads in the world i.e. Khardungla Pass and some majestic views of trans-Himalayan range, we reach Nubra valley. Nubra is a tri-armed valley located to the north-east of Ladakh valley. Nubra is also known as the high-altitude cold desert. Evening at leisure or can be spent at the sand dunes if in case we make it on time.

Day 4 - 13 JulyNubra-Turtuk-Diskit-Nubra

After breakfast, drive to Turtuk Village. The village is very close to the Indo-Pak border and holds immense scope for street & portrait photography. In the evening, we head for Diskit Monastery, also known as Diskit Gompa. Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the valley.

Day 5 - 14 JulyNubra-Pangong Tso (5-6 Hrs- including photo ops)

After breakfast, our convoy leaves for one of the most famous destinations of Ladakh region, Pangong Tso. The drive to Pangong Tso from Nubra is very scenic and the team will take multiple stopovers to share some on-field landscape photography tips. Situated at a height of about 4,350 m, Pangong Tso is 134 km long and extends from India to China. Fortunately, the team is expected to reach Pangong Tso in the evening and that’s the best light to capture the lake in your cameras. We stay overnight at Pangong Tso and will share techniques to capture milky way and star trails.

Day 6 - 15 JulyPangong - Tso Moriri (6-7 Hours of drive: including photo ops)

We head for Tsomoriri after early morning breakfast and take a route which is normally not done by many tourists. This is one of the most scenic routes in India and very close to China border. We take multiple stopovers at various spots to do some landscape as well as wildlife photography and reach Tso Moriri in the evening. The lake is at an altitude of 4,522 m. It is the largest of the high altitude lakes entirely within India and entirely within Ladakh in this Trans-Himalayan biogeographic region. Evening is the best time to photograph the lake along with Karzok villagers (natives of one of the highest villages in the world).

Day 7 - 16 JulyPangong Tso - Leh City (7 Hours of drive: including photo ops)

We head early in the morning towards Leh via Tsokar valley and may see some rare bird species. We take a quick stopover at the Tanglang La (second highest motorable road). We will have dinner at one of the fine dining restaurants in Leh region.

Day 8 - 17 JulyLeh City-Local

After breakfast we head for some of the most fascinating places around Leh like Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Magnetic Hill, Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers and last but not the least, we visit Shanti Stupa to get a bird’s eye view of the entire Leh City.

Day 9 - 18 JulyPost Processing & Review Session-Leisure Time

After breakfast you submit 3-4 of your best shots. Abhishek will review the images along with sharing post-processing techniques to enhance your images. In the evening, you all are free to explore the local Leh market.

Day 10 - 19 JulyLeh-Airport Transfers

Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board the flight back to your destination. The epic journey ends with mesmerising memories and some stunning shots to flaunt on social media.

Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir

Ladakh – the Himalayan realm needs no introduction! Designed to maximize photography opportunities and capture the deeper essence of Ladakh. Explore the mountains as you photograph the stark yet beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, capture the beauty of super-blue lakes, see the views from the highest motorable road in the world, watch wildlife that can be seen nowhere else in the country and witness a culture that has kept its traditions alive for almost a millennium.

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