Ladakh Photography

Ladakh Photography

Starting from : 39,500 Per Pax

Average Altitude: 12,000 ft.
Location: Jammu & Kashmir, India
How to Reach: Delhi – Manali / Srinagar – Leh
Highlights: Ladakh is not only a land of high passes but it will also mesmerize you with the different colours of nature and people it puts forward in front of you. You will be enthralled by the different shades of blue and brown that you never even knew existed! Let us help you capture the dramatics, on your camera, in this professionally guided photography tour.

Itinerary
Ladakh: Guided Photography Trip – Ladakh through the eyes of a Photographer

Day 1: Arrival at Leh.
After arrival at Leh Airport, Our AS representative will greet you and drop at the specified Hotel. He will give you briefing about the tour plan, local weather and dos and don’ts. Check In and take rest to acclimatize well. Briefing about the tour plan and photography concepts to be covered during the trip. Acclimatization walks in the evening in the local market. Overnight stay in Leh.

Day 2: At and Around Leh.
Today we cover famous places in and around Leh like Magnetic Hill, Sangam, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Hall of Fame, Stok Palace and Shanti Stupa. Drive Back to Hotel in the evening for dinner. You can explore the Leh market after the Dinner.

Day 3: Leh – Khardung La (5359m) – Turtuk
Today we go the land of Double Humped Camels i.e Hunder (Nubra Valley). Along the way we will cross the Highest Motor-able road Khardung La. We won’t be spending time at the Khardung La Top today, because of acclimatization issues. Relax and spend your evening on the banks of Shyok River (Turtuk). Turtuk is the last village on the Indian side of LOC. Overnight stay at Turtuk.
Distance Covered: 210kms.

Day 4: Turtuk - Hunder
Track back the same route to get to the small village of Hunder, famously known for its sand dunes and double humped (Infected) camels. Overnight stay at Hunder.
Distance Covered: 85kms

Day 5: Hunder – Pangong Post breakfast, we will visit Diskit Monastery and then we take route along the Shyok River to reach the serene and beautiful Pangong Tso. We will camp at Spangmik, a small village on the banks of this magnificent lake.
Distance Covered: 175kms

Day 6: Pangong - Hanle Post breakfast, we drive along the Pangong Lake towards Chushul from where we’ll take the road towards Hanle. Hanle is famously known for Indian Astronomical Observatory. Clear skies and high altitude makes it a perfect place for night sky photography. Sky lit up by the countless stars makes for a perfect treat for the star gazers. Camping in the middle of Himalayas under the cover of million stars will make for unforgettable memoirs.
Distance Covered: 170kms

Day 7: Hanle – Tsomoriri Post breakfast, track back the same route towards Mood from where we will take detour towards Tsomoriri. Unlike Pangong this is a fresh water Lake. Take a stroll along the lake and enjoy the flora and fauna of the region in the evening. Night stay at Karzok, on the banks of Tsomoriri.
Distance Covered: 140kms

Day 8: Tsomoriri to Leh Today we track back to Leh. Along the way we will cover the world’s second highest motor-able road, Tanglang-La. Night stay at Leh.
Distance Covered: 250 kms

Day 9: Photography Workshop This day is kept for the reviewing of photographs taken during the trip. Tips and tricks of post processing will also be shared by our experts.

Day 10: Departure After Breakfast, checkout from Hotel and you will be dropped at Leh Airport.

Includes & Excludes
Inclusions:

  • Meal Plan MAP. (8 Breakfast, 7 Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Hotels, Lodges, American Safari Tents on Double/Triple Sharing Basis.
  • First Aid Kit.

Exclusions:

  • Parking and Permit charges of any kind will be excluded.
  • Personal expense of any kind.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions section.

Tour Policies
Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation 30 days prior to the trip- 100% return.
  • Cancellation 15 days prior to the trip- 50% return.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days prior to the trip- No Refund.
  • Cancellation policy in case of inclement weather:-
    In case of rough weather, we have the full discretion, whether to go ahead with the trip/expedition or not. In case of cancellation due to rough weather, we will provide you with an alternate trip. The dates and the cost of trip may vary. In such cases following will apply:-
    • Cost of alternate trip > Cost of booked trip: Customer has to pay extra difference in cost
    • Cost of alternate trip< Cost of booked trip: Customer will be paid back the extra difference in cost.
    • In case we are unable to find a replacement for the trip, customer will get the full refund.

Checklist
Necessary items:
  • Jacket
  • A pair of sports shoes
  • 2 pair of woolen socks
  • 2 pair of cotton socks
  • 2 sweatshirts
  • 1 Track pants
  • A pair of flip-flops/slippers
  • Cold cream
  • Sunscreen lotion(SPF-50 or higher)
  • Tooth paste and tooth brush.
  • Liquid soap and shampoo sachets.
  • Facewash.
  • Chocolates.
  • Water bottle/Sipper.
  • Rain coat.
  • Ruck sack bag.
  • DSLR
  • Tripod
Medicines:
  • Diamox (Acetazolamide) - Used as a prophylactic for acute mountain sickness and as an aid for acclimatization.
  • Crocin Pain relief - Relief from pain/ache and fever.
  • Brufen (400mg) - Relief from mild to severe body pain.
  • Entroquinol - Relief from loose motion (Mild).
  • Streptsils Lozenges - Chewable tablets for sore throat.
  • Relispray - Ayurvedic spray for aches and sprains.
  • Lipguard

P.S - Take necessary instructions from your family doctor before taking any of the above mentioned tablets.

Others
Photography Concepts covered during the Tour
  • Landscape Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • BNight Sky Photography
  • Photoshop Techniques
  • HDR, Panorama Stitching etc.
  • In depth analysis of how to get the right exposure & composition.
  • Database management and processing files.
Lodging Details
  • Leh – Hotel Zik Zik or similar
  • Turtuk – Turtuk Holiday Camp or similar
  • Hunder – Chunka Camps or similar
  • Spangmik – Nature’s Nest Camps or similar
  • Hanle – Sonam’s Guest House, Hanle or similar
  • Karzok – Tsomoriri Camp and Resort Tso Moriri, Korzok
Phone service and Connectivity:

  • Only postpaid connections work here.
  • Only Airtel or B.S.N.L provide services.
  • Other service provider in roaming agreement with the above two also provide service there.
  • You can check with your service provider and get the documentation done.
  • You can use telephone booths all along or use telephone booths.
  • Obviously we will be there during all emergency situations.

Advisory:

  • Please consult a physician for the use of Diamox as it is a sulpha Drug and allergic people may face problem by the use of this medicine.
  • Day One is kept for Acclimatization purpose, Please make sure you don’t physically exert yourself.
  • People having asthma and other cardiac problems, please consult a doctor regarding the effects of AMS and Carry your medicines separately.

NOTE:

We plan our trips with all R&D and make every effort to make your trip memorable and adventurous. We have to take unpredictability of weather and rough topography into consideration as well. Trip cost may vary if the days are extended due to unforeseen circumstances as we have to make alternate arrangements.