Ladakh Photography Expedition by Abhishek Singh on 10-19 Jul 2019
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!
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.
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 fox, Tibetan wolf, little owl, brahminy duck, bar-headed goose, pied avocet, and different sandpipers and gulls.
At the sightseeing sites of Leh, Thikse, Stok, Hemis 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.