Leh Ladakh

Ladakh Photography Tour 2014 highlights

What you’ll see and shoot

Hand-picked experiences and encounters across Ladakh over 16 days, designed by a pro photographer and ethnographer who knows the land and its people inside out
Mountains, monks and monasteries, nomad encampments, towns and villages, deserts, dunes and verdant valleys, salt lakes, rivers, wildlife, camels, farmhouses and yurts… yes, this is all on one tour!
Timed to let you witness and photograph Ladakh’s Korzok Gustor monastery festival on the shores of the lake Tsomo-Riri.
Itinerary updated to also include Phyang Tserup, the annual monastery festival at the ancient Phyang monastery and an encounter with the fascinating Balti ethnic group in Ladakh’s farthest reaches.
Please see the quick itinerary or the day-by-day Ladakh photography tour description for more details.
Where you’ll visit and stay

1 night in Delhi, where the tour starts and ends
7 nights in Leh, Ladakh’s main city, in one of the top hotels
3 nights in the Nubra valley in best available hotel
4 nights at high-altitude lakes — Pangong Tso and Tsomo-Riri — in best available fixed camps or guesthouses
… in shared or single accommodation, according to your choice.
What’s included

A+ hotels or best available accommodation
All air, road and water travel within tour itinerary, Delhi airport transfer included. Road travel based on only 3 passengers per vehicle.
Nearly all your meals and all your bottled water
Please see the detailed specification for a full explanation of inclusions and exclusions.
Next, check out the Ladakh photographic tour itinerary or the day-by-day Ladakh photography tour description.

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Quick itinerary
At a glance:
Delhi-1 night Leh-7 nights Hundar-3 nights Spangmik-1 night Korzok-3 nights
2014 itinerary dates, itinerary and prices to be announced. The info given here relates to our 2013 tour, and most details are expected to hold true for 2014.
Day 1: Delhi

Tour starts Delhi – Rendezvous and introductions – Overnight at Delhi hotel

Day 2: To Leh

Fly to Leh and Ladakh – Rest and acclimatisation – Leh Fort – Tsemo Palace – Shanti Stupa – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 3: At Leh

Leh Old Town – Lanes and bylanes – The ins and outs of Leh’s main market – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 4: At Leh

Thiksey and conches at dawn – Shey Palace and the chorten field – Hemis – Close-encounter portraiture – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 5: To the Nubra Valley

Over Khardung-La pass – Overnight at Hundar guesthouse

Day 6: In the Nubra Valley

Snowcaps and dunes – Surreal shooting – The monastery at Diskit – Camel ride on the dunes near sunset – Overnight at Hundar guesthouse

Day 7: Encounter with the Baltistan people

Friendly faces in distant places – Overnight at Hundar guesthouse

Day 8: Return to Leh

Back over Khardung-La to Leh – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 9: Phyang Tserup

The 500-year-old monastery – Fearsome masks and sacred dances – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 10: To Spangmik

Over Chang-La Pass to Spangmik – Shooting at Pangong Tso lake – Overnight at Spangmik fixed camp

Day 11: Return to Leh

Back over Chang-La pass – Overnight at Leh hotel

Day 12: To Korzok

Road trip to Korzok over Tanglang-La pass – Tso-Kar lake and landscapes – Tsomo-Riri lake – Overnight at Korzok fixed camp or guesthouse

Day 13: At Korzok

Getting close up with the Changpa people – Goats, kids and goat-kids – Korzok village – The other side of Tsomo-Riri – Overnight at Korzok fixed camp or guesthouse

Day 14: At Korzok

Korzok Gustor festival – Masks, dances and the big stick – Korzok village – Overnight at Korzok fixed camp or guesthouse

Day 15: Return to Leh

Return to Leh

Day 16: Return to Delhi

Flight from Leh to Delhi – End of a journey