Ladakh Photography Tour

Ladakh Photo Tour

Ladakh Photo Tour

LADAKH Photo Tour

Leh | Turtuk | Nubra Valley | Pangong Lake | Hanle | Tso Moriri

17th September - 25th September, 2022

Duration

8N/9D

Group Size

Min 3 pax | Max 7 pax

Tour Price

Rs. 49,500/- (Dual Occupancy)

*Single Occupancy available at an additional cost of Rs.17,000/-
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Participants should have completed both doses of Covid-Vaccine for the tour

Tour Overview

Ladakh where the sun, moon and stars shines the brightest. Ladakh offers beautiful scenic landscapes and darkest night sky, where the Milkyway is visible to naked eyes. The main highlight of this tour is to cover local culture, scenic landscapes and nightscapes of Ladakh.

  • Star filled Night skies
  • Off camera flash & Light painting techniques with Milkyway Photography
  • Scenic Landscapes
  • Advance Landscape Photography techniques like Focus Stacking, Masking and natural color grading.
  • Complete advance Milkyway and landscape editing workflow

Special Note: The visibility of Millyway totally depends upon the weather conditions as the weather has really become unpredictable in recent years.

If you are fascinated by Stars, Galaxy and Milkyway this tour is designed for you. This is a mid level photo tour, which covers advance Landscape and Nightscape photography and editing techniques. If you want to build a strong portfolio of Ladakh landscape this tour is the right choice for you. Even if you are a beginner you can join this tour as we have ‘Personal Pre Tour Support’ which clears all level of difficulties before we begin the tour. Individuals who are not photographers but avid nature-lover can also join our photography Tour to experience nature at its purest form.

Ashish Kamble is a professional photographer and educator working in photography industry since 2009 (13 years). He has trained more than 900 students (B.M.M & B.A.F.T.N.M.P) in his teaching career as a visiting faculty in colleges affiliated under Mumbai University and in his own Institution ‘LotusBeam School of Photography’. His teaching experience helps every tour participant to clear their doubts from basic to advance level. To add further support we have specially designed a Personal Pre Tour Support policy at no additional cost.

Our maximum group size is 7 participants for this tour, which allows us to give personal individual attention throughout the tour. Our mentor Ashish Kamble has explored Ladakh at ground level and is familiar with the locals and locations which will help us to get the perfect shot. We try our level best to create artistic images by adding off camera flash or light painting technique, which helps our participants to create distinct looking images. We also cover post processing session which is an essential part of photography as it helps the participants to bring their visuals into reality. We make sure that you go back with a satisfying powerful portfolio.

Personal Support

If you are a complete beginner in Milkyway photography an online lecture will be conducted before the the tour begins to clear all doubts without any extra charges. If any additional basic or advance query about the gear or technique they will be cleared via phone call to make sure you are technically prepared for the tour.

After the tour finishes if you have any further doubts related to post processing we provide 3 hours 1-1 personal online support to clear all your doubts on prior appointment basis to every individual participant. Once a part of Ashish Kamble Photography and Tours you get a life time support to clear your general doubts related to photography on prior appointment basis.

Ladakh Photography Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Leh

We request you to arrive in the morning so that your body can acclimatise better. We will depart from airport to the hotel at 11am. Check-in at hotel, rest and acclimatisation followed by participants introduction after lunch. At evening introduction to basics of photography and editing workflow will be given in the evening to all participants, so that you have clear idea about the methodology to be followed while shooting on field.

 
Day 2: Local Sight-Seeing

Local sight-seeing to Sangam (INDUS-ZANSKAR), Hall of fame. The second day is very crucial where our body gets acclimatized to high altitude.

 
Day 3: Drive to Turtuk

Early morning we will leave for Turtuk village passing through beautiful villages like Diskit and Hunder. Located on the banks of Shyok River, Turtuk is one of the northernmost villages of India.

 
Day 4: Drive from Turtuk to Nubra Valley

We leave in the morning towards Nubra valley and will stay near Sumoor where you can capture the vast desert landscape of Sumoor.

 
Day 5: Drive to Merak Village

We leave early in the morning from Nubra valley to Merak Village near Pangong Lake. Merak village is situated on the southern banks of Pangong Tso.

 
Day 6: Drive to Hanle village

We will drive from Merak to Hanle which is a large historic village located in the Hanle River valley. Hanle is home to one of the world’s highest sites for astronomical observation- The Hanle Observatory.

 
Day 7: Drive to Tsomoriri lake

We will leave for Tsomoriri lake. Tso Moriri or the ‘Mountain Lake’ is located in the Changthang Plateau. It is one of the most popular lakes in the Ladakh.

 
Day 8: Leave for Leh

Early morning we will start our return journey to Leh. 

 
Day 9: Tour Ends here

After breakfast we drop our participants at the airport. We end our tour here and head back to our home with beautiful memories and powerful photos.
(If you are visiting Leh for the first time we recommend one day extension so that you can explore Leh market and near by area)

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TOUR PRICE: Rs. 49,500/- (Dual Occupancy)
Minimum 3pax and Maximum 7 pax (Single occupancy can be arranged at additional cost of Rs.17,000/-)*

TOOLS/GEAR REQUIRED BY PARTICIPANTS:

  • DSLR or Mirror less camera
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Wired / Wireless Camera trigger (Optional)
  • Head torch/ Torch (Optional)

THINGS TO CARRY:
Personal hygiene and care products, Medicine etc.

  • All meals, starting from Day 1 lunch to Day 10 Breakfast
  • All local transportation required during the tour
  • Photography mentorship and on field assistance fees
  • Additional beverages, snacks etc.
  • Travel from your location to Leh and vice versa
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion list
  • ₹ 25,000/- needs to be paid to book your seat

  • ₹ 24,500/- needs to be paid 15 days prior to the tour starting date

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 75% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 45 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 50% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 25% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 20 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • NO refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to the date of the tour.25

1) Is this a luxury Tour?

As our tour will cover some of the most remotest areas of Ladakh, we cannot expect luxury. If you are looking for luxurious tour we won’t recommend this tour as it involves staying in homestays in some of the locations with basic amenities. The tour is designed for photography enthusiasts who are willing to explore the local culture closely. 

2) What will be our mode of transport?
If the group size is only 4 pax or smaller we travel by Innova/scorpio. If there are  more than 4 pax we will travel by tempo traveler.

3) Does one needs to be fit to join your tour?
We suggest you to follow basic exercise routine at least one month prior to the tour date as its a high altitude tour. If you are asthmatic we highly recommend you to consult your doctor before joining our tour.

4) What about accommodation?
We will be staying in hotels and homestays as some of the locations are extremely remote. If you want single occupancy that can be arranged at additional cost of Rs. 17,000/-. Remember Ladakh lies in one of the most remotest areas of India, so we cannot expect the same accommodation which we are used to in metropolitan city.

 

5) What type of food will be served?

We offer Veg and Non-Veg food on our tour, but at times due to non availability of non veg food in remote areas we might serve veg food(which is very rare).

 

6) Does it involve hiking or trekking?

Our vehicle will drive you till the photography spot which doesn’t require any long trekking or hiking. But it might include small hikes to nearby areas to find better composition which is optional. We personally don’t recommend individuals to wander alone far from the camping site. But just incase if you liked some near by location you can do small hike at your own risk, we won’t be involved in any type of additional support in whatsoever circumstances.

 

7) How are the road conditions?

We will travel on tarmac roads to small water crossing to sand and gravel filled roads. It will be smooth and bumpy ride.

 

8) Does it really get cold at night?

Even though it rarely snows or rains in July, the temperature in ladakh drops at night. Most of our stay will be close to snow cladded mountains thus we highly recommend you to carry 3 layers of warm clothes as it becomes very windy and cold at night. Hand gloves and ear muffs are highly recommended as we will be shooting till late night. 

 

9) Can any one join your tour?

This tour covers many scenic spots, so if you are an avid nature-lover you will get to experience the nature at its purest form. So any one can join our tour!

 

10) Is two day acclimatisation required for Ladakh tour?

If you properly rest on the first day it should be mostly fine without any problem, but just incase if you feel you won’t be able to, then we highly recommend you to arrive one day early and acclimatise yourself for two days.

 

11) The Mentor can communicate in which languages?

Hindi, English and Marathi.

  • Participant(s)/Guardians should understand the risks involved in any long journey activities before enrolling.
  • In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; organisers, volunteers or experts or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly with Ashish Kamble Photography and Tours shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
  • Any expenses for all medical treatment and arrangements made by the organisers for the participants will be solely borne by the participant.
  • During the Workshop, the decision of authorised representative of Ashish Kamble Photography and Tour shall be final and binding on all participants.
  • Please be courteous to your mentor and other participants for smooth stress free Tour experience. Any discomfort please share with the organiser, we will try our level best to solve it in our capacity.
  • The participant should make the payment only once he has gone through all terms and conditions and is willing to abide by them. 
  • Smoking and moderate consumption of alcohol during leisure time is allowed during the tour. We request you not to smoke when all participants are shooting on field or are in a common meeting room
  • Possession of illegal drugs, weapons and other illegal substances is strictly prohibited during the tour. If found breaking this Rule, participant will be expelled from the Workshop/Tour and NO REFUND will be provided.

Tour Mentor

Ashish Kamble
Photographer & Educator