Ladakh Photography Tour, India
Dates: 28th June – 6th July, 2023
Team Leader : Tania Chatterjee
Get ready to make your dream of experiencing Ladakh come true where one would be experiencing the fusion of photography amidst of thrill, serene beauty and culture of the “Land of High Passes”. Ladakh photography tour makes you to achieve your dream with utmost satisfaction. Our trip itinerary covers the most photogenic places of Ladakh including mountains and lakes, festival and lifestyle of local people.
Photography Opportunities :
Portraits and lifestyle of local people
Itinerary: (9 Days and 8 Nights)
Day 1 (28th June 2023): We fly to Leh from our destinations. Airport pick-up, and we check in to our hotel and relax. Arrive in Leh by afternoon and report at pre-booked hotel. Spend a relaxed day in the hotel for acclimatisation. The first day is significant for acclimatisation. It is highly recommended to rest and drink water regularly and not venture out during the first half. In the evening, Ladakhi dance performance and photoshoot is organised. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 2 (29th June 2023): After breakfast, we will visit one of the most famous monasteries of Ladakh, the Hemis Monastery. During the Hemis festival, you will experience the monastery all decked out and preparing for the cultural extravaganza. The monastery’s proximity to Leh, excellent weather, and rich utilisation of colours make it one of India’s most recognised events. Today whole day we will shoot the Hemis festival. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 3 (30th June 2023): Early morning, after breakfast, we will start our journey to the beautiful Aryan Valley for the Brokpa portrait shoot. Brokpas, often known as the Ladakhi Aryans, are very different, with a significant difference in traditions and attire, and they have their tradition, culture and heritage. Afternoon we will explore the Brokpas community in nearby villages. Overnight stay at Dah village.
Day 4 (1st July 2023): We will drive back to Leh after breakfast. En route, we will stop at Lamayuru monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the region. We will further drive to Alchi Choskor, a UNESCO-listed heritage site. On the way, we will stop at some scenic locations. Arrive Leh in the evening, and check in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 5 (2nd July 2023): After a relaxed breakfast, we will drive to the village of Korzok, at 4500m; perhaps it is one of the villages at the highest altitude in the world that is inhabited all year round. Korzok is situated beside the stunning Tso Moriri lake and is one of the regional headquarters of the Changpa nomads. The lake offers great views, attractive opportunities for photography and a great place to sit & revel in the surroundings. Overnight we will stay at Korzok village.
Day 6 (3rd July 2023): Early morning landscape shoot of beautiful Tsomoriri lake and the Changpa tribe. Afternoon we will start for Pangong Lake. We will reach Pangong Lake at night. Night stay at Pangong Lake.
Day 7 (4th July 2023): Morning photography at Pangong lake. Drive from Pangong to Leh. Night stay at Leh.
Day 8 (5th July 2023): Today, we will explore and shoot the beautiful monasteries and monuments around Leh city e.g. Thiksey Monastery, Shey Palace, Stakna Monastery, Shanti Stupa etc. We will have a leisurely evening at the Leh Market, an ancient market dating back to the 15th century. Overnight stay at Leh.
Day 9 (6th July 2023): Our tour ends after breakfast, airport drop.
Workshop Fee : 52,000 INR/ person for Indians on double sharing accommodation basis and 1250 $ for foreigners on double sharing accommodation basis. Single occupancy will be arranged , on request with extra payment.
Booking Amount : 50% of the total fee
Eight nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis (Day 1 to Day 8).
Fee will cover all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) starting from Day 1 (28th June, 2023) lunch to Day 9 (6th July, 2023) breakfast.
Tea/coffee will be served with breakfast and evening
All local transports in and around Ladakh
Hiring of Local Guide
Photography tips to local dance group and tribal people
On field assistances, image reviews and mentor’s guidance fee.
Fee Doesn’t Include:
Bus/train/flight tickets to and from Leh.
Entry Fee to Monasteries’
Any personal habits or expenses
Any additional food or beverages ordered, tips, etc.
Any other expenses not included in the list above.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel your registration, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
45 days or more: 75% refund
30 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 30 days to 15 days: 25% refund
Less than 15 days: Non–refundable