Khumb Mela of Ladakh 2016
This Ladakh photo tour is a landscape photographer’s dream come true.
Our Ladakh photography tour itinerary wakeful you and your camera from sweaty Delhi over the mighty Himalayas into the high cliffhanger monasteries and startling landscapes of Ladakh, where we will shoot and explore and marvel at limpid lakescapes that Nature has already Photoshopped for you.
Byways Travel Photography Tour is excited to take you to the land of the passes,mountains and the monasteries – Ladakh. Explore the mountains as you photograph the stark yet beautiful landscapes of Ladakh, capture the beauty of super-blue lakes, see the views from the highest motorable road in the world, watch wildlife that can be seen nowhere else in the country and witness a culture that has kept its traditions alive for almost a millennium. All these plans come together to turn our Ladakh photo tour into an experience that its participants will remember for a lifetime.
Day 01. Rest Day at Leh. Evenings walks in the town.
You will arrive at Leh in the morning after a flight over snowy mountains. Don’t forget to arrive early in Delhi Airport and demand for a window seat at the check-in counter. Not everyday does one get to see 15,000 feet high mountain peaks from miles above them. We recommend taking the first flight available in the morning and take the right-side window to see first rays of sun kissing the snowy peaks.
We will spend most of the day in the hotel, letting the body adjust to rarefied air and Leh’s altitude of 11,500 feet. You can go out for short walks in the evening, strolling in the town and visiting the market area, also getting the first glimpse of the mountains around Leh. Around dinner, we’ll have an orientation session about the tour.
Day 02. Thiksey Monastery and Shanti Stupa
Early in the morning, We will be going for Morning Puja in Thiksey Monastery , there you can see the morning call with their own religious style and prayer in assembly hall.
From the monastery, we will head back to the hotel for breakfast and after taking rest for an hour , we visit towards western part of ladakh, on the way you can see Magnetic Hill and confluence of Indus and Zanskar River. In the evening, we visit Shanti Stupa just outside Leh to witness the sunset and see the last rays of sun go over Leh Town and on the distant mountains of Zanskar Ranges. At the Stupa, our photographer will give you practical ideas on photographing the majestic landscapes of Ladakh. Overnight at Leh.
Day 03. Drive from Leh to Nubra Valley via Khardung La.
Having gotten used to 10,000+ feet heights, we will now head towards the highest point that we will ever reach during the tour. Be ready to see the mountainscapes like you have never seen before. As we slowly climb up the Ladakh Ranges towards Khardung La, you will see jagged snowy peaks of Zanskar Ranges challenging the heights we are climbing. Once on top, you will no longer have to crane your neck to see all the mountains rising tall in the distance; those peaks appear almost at your height. Besides the thrill of having gone up the world’s highest motorable pass, you will get to see vistas that you will never forget for the rest of your life.
We will continue driving past Khardung La and descend on the other side at Nubra, known for its wide valley, green landscapes, a gushing river, gentle streams, and lush agrarian landscapes. In the evening we will go to Hunder sand dune for double hump camel riding and cultural show. Overnight at camp.
Day 04. Nubra Valley – Turtuk village.
Early Morning after breakfast, we will proceed to Turtuk village the last village of India and before 1973 they were comes under Pakistan. After lunch we will walk around the village after that we will go back to Hunder village.
Day 05. Return to Leh from Nubra Valley.
We will start the day with a walk around a small village near the resort.
After breakfast, we will visit to Deskit Monastery and Largest Buddha statue of Ladakh.Then we make a slow and easy drive back to Leh, stopping whenever we wish to capture the landscapes as we pass via Khardung La. We will be back in Leh by afternoon. You can rest through the evening or walk around Leh’s market area and do some shopping if you wish to.
Day 06. Drive to Pangong Lake, via Changla pass.
After breakfast we will proceed towards eastern part of ladakh. After driving upstream Indus River for an hour, we will leave the Indus Valley and head towards the high-altitude plateau of Changthang region. On our way is the formidable Changa La ( world 3rd highest motorable road ). We get across the pass through many icy and clear streams. You might see cute and cuddly-looking marmots playing in the slopes. They are timid and some of them may even come and stand next to you expectantly. We recommend not to feed them, but photograph them instead.
But this is not all; the first view of deep-blue waters of Pangong Lake will force you to halt there and gawk at its beauty forever. At Pangong Lake, be ready for a great day of fun and photography, with some amazing lake-scapes, landscapes, stream-scapes, animal and bird life playing in front of your camera.We will be staying next to the lake tonight, watching the sun go down the mountains across the lake.
Day 07. Drive to Leh from Pangong Lake.
We wake up early to have another go at early morning photography around Pangong Lake. After an early breakfast, we start our journey back to Leh, stopping on the way for lunch and photography opportunities. In the evening, we go through a detailed review session of our photographs from the tour.
Day 08. Leh palace, Castle and old town walk.
We head out in the morning to we visit the Leh palace and castle which near by leh market and we will walk in old town there you click old houses and old street. We’ll spend time photographing these old houses and the beautiful people around them. In the evening you can go for shopping to local market and In the night you will be invited for farewell dinner.
Day 09. Tour ends.
A week-long tour to the highlands of ladakh finally draws to a close. Early in the morning, we fly out of Leh with many memorable views from the airplane window and many many photographs on our memory cards.
|PACKAGE COST WITH DELUXE GUESTHOUSE ON TWIN SHARING BASIS|
|Number of Photographer||Price|
|Min 8||INR 16,800/- Per person|
|Min 12||INR 14,200/- Per person|
|Min 15||INR 12,800/- Per person|
|PACKAGE COST WITH DELUXE HOTEL ON TWIN SHARING BASIS|
|Number of Photographer||Price|
|Min 8||INR 22,000/- Per Person|
|Min 12||INR 20,500/- Per Person|
|Min 15||INR 18,000/- Per Person|
|PACKAGE COST WITH SUPER DELUXE HOTEL ON TWIN SHARING BASIS|
|Number of Photographer||Price|
|Min 8||INR 33,000/- Per Person|
|Min 12||INR 29,500/- Per Person|
|Min 15 and above||INR 26,000/- Per Person|
Inclusions in package
o Twin sharing accommodation (Double room) at all places in Hotels or Guest House / Camps as applicable to the itinerary.
o English speaking Guide will be there with you for all time.
o All Meals will provided.
o Welcome drink on arrival with cookies and biscuits / early checkin in Leh
o Airport transfer in Leh.
o Exclusive sightseeing & excursions by one tempo traveler or more.
o Wildlife fee for Pangong Lake and Nubra Valley areas which are protected wildlife sanctuaries in Ladakh.
o Inner line permit for restricted areas of Nubra, Pangong areas (Guest are required to bring one a photocopy of their photo identity proof along with them.
o Foreign Tourist should bring their original Passport with a valid Indian Visa on it. For Foreign Diplomats the permit has to be issued from Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi)
o All applicable taxes
o Medical & Travel insurance
o Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh Environment fee (Students should bring their school ID)
o Domestic airfare
o Monument fees and Camel riding fee in Nubra Valley.
o Personal items like mineral water, phone calls, laundry etc.
o Extra meals / room services / bottled beverages consumed at the hotel.
o Additional costs for Hotel accommodation, transport services due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
o Porterage & tips at the airport, Hotel/Camp staff & drivers.
If you want you can stretch or shorten your tour. And our Packages start from 9000 per person for 4Nights/5days.
Mr. Lobzang Zodpa,
Director Byways Travel
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