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Location

Leh

Duration

10D/9N

65,000 72,000

65,000₹ 72,000

Overview

9 nights 10 days of Landscape + Wildlife Photography Masterclass Expedition at the land of Sun, Sand and Snow. Experience Ladakh with DCP Expeditions (includes Leh, Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake and Hanle). 

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About The Tour

A land of sun, sand and snow. Leh has the most extreme climate and that’s the reason of it being pristine yet. Leh compels people with its display of gigantic mountains strewn with a palette of colored sands, sprawling unhedged, uncivilized desert land abundant with wildlife. The snow peppered mountains and the meadows of colorful flowers. The painted skies mirror imposes them in the clear waters of the Pangong Lake, Tsomoriri Lake and Tsokar lake. The best of land and yet offering sky touching experiences as Leh has the world’s three highest motor able passes offering thrilling journeys. Be it the culture, people, or places- Leh, is a barren yet mystic beauty, which you would understand as you watch the golden colors of sunlight painting the land.

Leh, the capital of Ladakh, drawing tourists from world over, situated at a height of 3505 meters towards the eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir situated at the extreme northern end of India, quaintly lying in the laps of mighty Himalayas has a lot to showcase. Leh, is a kaleidoscope of panoramas, unfathomed valleys, azure skies, oasis, barren mountains, clear waters and golden dusted sands. The region is watered by the Zanskar River, which flows into the Indus River just below. Leh is a divine experience, satiating a holistic approach towards spiritual, historical, material and adventure front. The Ladakhi capital is laden with plethora of monasteries and ruined palaces. The architecture is a maze of mud-brick walls dressed in colorful intricate designs. The stupas stand stark white furling the colorful prayer flags. The huge buildings dominate the golden desert sands and remain a pride of Ladakh. The Tibetan-Buddhist culture rules here. The monasteries are living examples of the erstwhile era; holding secrets and historical significances.

As one approaches Leh for the first time, via the sloping seep of dust and pebbles that divide if from the floor of the Indus Valley, one will have little difficulty imagining how the old trans -Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central Asia's most scenic and atmospheric towns.

Quick Information

Route:

Leh – Nubra Valley – Pangong – Leh - Hanley - Leh

Start Point:

Leh

Duration:

9 nights 10 days

End Point:

Leh

Inclusions

  • A landscape photographer's paradise
  • Unique biodiversity of endemic wildlife
  • Amazing astro photography opportunities
  • Handholding by DCP Masterclass Mentor
  • Accommodation for 9 nights and 10 days.
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Travel in non A/C Innova / Scorpio (front facing seats - only 4 in a vehicle)
  • All applicable hotel & road taxes
  • Inner line permits

Experts

How To Reach

Take a flight from Delhi to Leh and enjoy a spectacular flight. One day of acclimatization in Leh is mandatorily recommended.

There are no train connectivity to Leh.

You ca reach Leh city on road either from Srinagar or from Manali. The road journey is spectacular.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Wide angle lens
  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 300 mm
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • A sturdy tripod is a MUST.
  • Remote shutter release with or without cable (preferably with a lock)
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Enough warm clothing

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

Most of the flights reach Leh by mid-morning and we straight away head to the comfort of our hotel and freshen up. Post lunch we rest our body letting it acclimatize for the high altitude. Evening can be spent exploring the Leh market followed by dinner and discussion on the next 12 days plan. We retire early for the bed so that we are all set for next day’s session.

Dinner and overnight at Himalayan Retreat Karzoo or equivalent

After breakfast visit, Leh Palace / Shanti Stupa. Come back to hotel for lunch. Post lunch we will visit Thiksey and Stakna.

Dinner and overnight at Himalayan Retreat Karzoo or equivalent

Distance of Leh to Nubra Valley is approximately 120 Kms. After Breakfast, drive to Nubra Valley via Khardungla (Highest Motorable road in the World, 18,380 ft). Arrive at Diskit by Afternoon. Rest of the day one is free to explore Diskit, Hunder Villages and camel Safari in Sand Dunes between Diskit and Hunder Village.

Dinner and overnight at Caravan Nubra Deskit or equivalent 

Leave for Deskit Monastery for the morning prayers. Come back to hotel for breakfast. We will have a post-processing session. Post lunch, we leave for the Maitreya Buddha statue. 

Alternately post breakfast, we can also arrange for a visit to Turtuk Village (with additional payment of Rs 4000 per head), which is a 4 hour's drive from Nubra. Explore unique opportunities to photograph villagers there. Have lunch and then leave back for Nubra by 3 pm.

Dinner and overnight at Caravan Nubra Deskit or equivalent 

Leave for Pangong early morning via Shayok. Pangong is the highest salt water Lake in the World, shared by two countries India & China. We will stop on the way for lunch. Enjoy the beauty of the lake on the banks of Pangong while appreciating the changing Colors and fascinating high altitude of the Lake.

Dinner and overnight at Peaceful Cottage or Homestay

Post-breakfast, do some photography around Pangong. We will leave for Leh by around 10 - 10:30 am, have our lunch en route. Reach Leh by evening. You may visit the local market.

Dinner and overnight at Himalayan Retreat Karzoo or equivalent

Leave for Hanley post an early breakfast. Photograph lots of wildlife and birds on the way. Reach Hanley by 3 pm.

Dinner and overnight at Padma Homestay, Hanley

Explore the wildlife and bird life of Hanley for the full day. 

Dinner and overnight at Padma Homestay, Hanley

Leave for Leh post breakfast. Lunch en route. Reach Leh by evening.

Dinner and overnight at Himalayan Retreat Karzoo or equivalent

Have breakfast. Our tour ends here. Depart for Leh airport.


Field Learnings

On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following

  1. Landscape, wildlife and astro photography
  2. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  3. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  4. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking
  5. Framing and composition in the field

To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed


Package Cost

Rs. 65000 per head inclusive of all taxes
*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  • Excursion in non A/C Innova / Scorpio (front facing seats) as per itinerary (Only 4 in a vehicle)
  • 9 nights accommodation – as mentioned in itinerary
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • All applicable hotel & road taxes
  • Inner line permits

Cost does not include:

  • Air fare or train fare
  • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc
  • Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’
  • Guide & entrance fees during sightseeing

Map

Ladakh


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Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  • All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  • All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please send us a mail to info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes certainly. However, the cost will remain the same



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