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-days 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 and lifestyle photographer and filmmaker, Abhishek Singh has 14 years of professional experience in photography. He has conducted 321 photography workshops and 37 Photo tours, has visited Ladakh region 18 times and knows the best photography spots like the back of his hand. Having created photography tutorial video content for Nikon India and other imaging brands, Abhishek is now a Panasonic Lumix Global Brand Ambassador from India.
About the Workshop
Date of the Photo tour : 10-19 JUL 2019
10 Jul, Leh City
Our cars will pick you up from the airport and check you in to one of the finest hotels in Leh. Lunch will be served on arrival, followed by some acclimatization tips and a detailed photography presentation by Abhishek.
11 Jul, Leh 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.
12 Jul, Leh – 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 high-altitude cold desert. Evening at leisure or can be spent at the sand dunes if in case we make it on time.
13 July, Nubra-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.
14 July : Nubra-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.
15 July : Pangong - 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).
16 July: Pangong 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.
17 July: Leh 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.
18 July: Post 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.
19 July: Leh- Airport Transfers
Early morning transfer to Leh airport to board the flight back to your destination. The epic journey ends with mesmerizing memories and some stunning shots to flaunt on social media.
Daily Breakfast, lunch and Dinner at all places (including all meals)
Ladakh Environment fee & One Oxygen cylinder for Nubra /Pangong / Tsomoriri trip.
Travel and Medical Insurance during trip.
Hemis Festival special seat reservation fee and Airport transfers in Leh
Double/Twin sharing room at all places and Mentor Fee.
Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered .
Anything that is not included in the inclusions list .
Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Air Fare, Laundry and phone calls
Leh – The Sera Courtyard
Nubra – Magpie Eco Resort Camp / similar
Pangong – Pangong Regal Camp / Horizon Camp
Tsomoriri – Tsomoriri Huts
Total No of seats : 15
Prize of the Tour : 55,500 + GST Per Person on Twin Sharing Basis .