Photographing Ladakh - this time

23 Sept to 1 Oct

9 Days | 9 Epic Locations | Landscapes | Nightscapes | Portraits | Adventure | Fun

  • Dates : 23 Sept to 1 Oct
  • Workshop Fees : 42000 INR
  • Location : Leh Ladakh

Join us for a grand photography adventure to Leh Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. Enhance your photography skills with top notch mentors. Specially designed for photographers this will be a guided tour in Leh Ladakh covering around 1000 Kms of drive through mega mountains and serene valleys.

Every location is handpicked by our mentors and local experts to bring you the best of photography opportunities. More importantly, we won't ask you rush like tourists, instead we will stay with you until you get your best shot. Register with us before the 10 th of September not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity.

Detailed Iternary:

Day 1 - ARRIVAL at LEH (Sept 23) (3500 m)
Early morning board flight to Leh. Upon arrival at the Leh Airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take lunch and relax for the day. In evening we will have introduction to Landscape Photography and Night Photography concepts.

Day 2 - LEH LOCAL SIGHTSEEING & MONESTRY TOUR (Sept 24) (3599 m)
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thiksey village, visit to Hemis Monastry, Thiksey monastery and drive to Shey Village to visit Shey Palace and Gompa. Later visit Leh Palace and Shanti Stupa for beautiful sunset view. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 - LEH – KHARDUNG LA - NUBRA VALLEY (Sept 25) (5359 m) (150 kms)
After breakfast, proceed to Nubra Valley via the World Highest Motorable road at 5602 m, the Khardung La pass. Lunch on way to Nubra. Visit Diskit monasteries (as it on way). After reaching Nubra we proceed for a visit to the White Sand Dunes at Hunder (can enjoy camel ride (on own)). Overnight at caps in Nubra Valley

Day 4 - NUBRA VALLEY to TURTUK VILLAGE (Sept 26) (3048 m) (162 kms)
After breakfast, proceed to Turtuk village and come back for night stay at Nubra. Overnight at caps in Nubra Valley.

Day 5 - NUBRA VALLEY – LEH (Sept 27) (3048 m) (160 kms)
Morning after Breakfast proceed for Leh, once again driving via Khardungla pass the World Highest Motorable road.

Day 6 - LEH TO PANGONG TSO (Sept 28) (4250 m) (225 kms)
After breakfast, leave for Pangong Lake at 14, 500 ft. via Chang La (17,350 ft. third highest motorable road in the world.), mid way will have lunch. Reach Pangong Lake, the highest salt water lake in the world. Relax yourself and have lunch. Evening at your own leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at camp at Pangong Lake.

Day 7 - PANGONG TO LEH (Sept 29) (4250 m) (225 kms)
After Breakfast, leave for Leh. Reach Leh and Day at leisure. Dinner & Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 - LEH: EXCURSION TO SHAM VALLEY (Sept 30) (3750 m)(200 kms)
After breakfast, depart for the beautiful Sham valley. En route Visit Spituk Monastery, Ladakh Hall of Fame, Magnetic Hill, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib and Confluence of Zanskar and Indus river. Evening return to Leh. Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner & Overnight at Hotel.

Day 9 - DEPARTURE FROM LEH (Oct1)
After breakfast, Depart to Leh airport to board the flight back for onward journey.

Photography Topics Covered :

  • Landscapes - Composition, Metering, Bracketing, Exposure
  • Nightscapes - Star trail Photography, Milky Way (camera settings and techniques)
  • Portraits - Depth of field, all about lenses, best camera settings
  • Editing Techniques and Much More...

Inclusions:

  • All Transfers from Leh Airport
  • Travel in uncrowded bucket seat AC Innovas
  • Inner-line permits and permissions
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Photography mentor fees
  • Tour manager for the entire tour
  • Basic First Aid

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses of any sort
  • Indian visa fees (For foreign nationals)
  • Travel to and from our reporting point i.e. Leh airport
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Personal Medical expenses
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Any incidental and other expenses which are not specified in the inclusions.

DO’s & DONT’s:

  • Be humble with locals.
  • Do not litter.
  • Avoid any adventure that may be risky for yourself and for other photographers and travelers.
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMERS:

  • Weather conditions are unpredictable and may restrict photography opportunities.
  • This expedition is being carried at high altitudes in the Himalayas (Between 3300-5359meters).
  • Please ensure good medical and physical fitness before confirming for the workshop. Fitness level is required for travelling at high altitudes
  • We as a company or individual are not liable for any loss/damage of gear, valuables or any other losses during the events.
  • Participants are responsible for their own safety.
  • Insurance of any kind will not be provided.
  • Room stays in Hotel will be allotted on first come first serve basis.

Your Mentors

Ashish Langade

Brand Ambassador for NiSi Filters. Listed in one of the top 25 best photographers in India under the age of 25 by Polka cafe. Photograph named ‘Parallel universe’ was featured in Daily Dozens by National Geographic. A photo series created in Kumbhmela ‘The Other side of Kumbhmela’ was published in reputed photography magazines ‘Smart Photography’. Photograph named ‘Freedom’ was feature in Inspiro India Magazine. Featured in a Dubai based magazine – The Indian Trumpet. His interview and travel story was published in Deccan Herald newspaper. Ashish has many such achievements in his kitty, he is a Pune based Photographer who takes immense pleasure in capturing beautiful moments around. He has been into the professional photography world for more than 5 years. Photography leads him to explore new horizons in life. Every opportunity has taught him a lot and taken him a step further towards perfection.

Rohit Chaudhari

Rohit is a fine art, nature & landscape photographer. Expert in shooting nightscapes he loves exploring new places. His work was displayed in various online media as well as a few reputed exhibitions. Rohit co founded The Photographers Blog .com a portal dedicated towards photography in India and beyond. Post processing star trails is one of the key things Rohit is expert in, may it be the vortex or comet or star zoom in/out effects in the star trails, you can learn everything from him. Rohit will be your exclusive tour guide and photographer to help you get the best of landscapes and star trail photography. With Rohit around you cannot go empty handed with star trails and night photography so make the best of this opportunity.