This year trip will be different compared to the conventional tours. We will be going to lot of unexplored areas and also be covering the Tso Morriri lake which is one of the most beautiful lakes in India.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Arrive in Manali by afternoon
Monday, July 24, 2017 Manali to Sarchu
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Sarchu to Tso Morriri
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Korzok Gustor
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Tso Morriri to Hanley
Friday, July 28, 2017 Hanley to Pangong
Saturday, July 29, 2017 Pangong to Leh
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Leh
Monday, July 31, 2017 Leh to Turtuk
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 Turtuk to Leh
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Fly out
The tour will start from Manali and end in Leh.
Day 1 Arrive in Manali
We arrive in Manali, check in to our hotel and relax, get to know each other.
Day 2 Manali to Sarchu
We start driving to Sarchu covering some amazing landscapes.
Day 3 Sarchu to Tso Morriri
We depart early morning to Tso Morriri
Tso Morriri is one of the most beautiful lakes of India.
Day 4 Korzok Gustor
Today we spend the whole day witnessing the cham (masked dances) at Korzok Monastery. This is a great opportunity to see and shoot people wearing their best dresses to attend the festival.
Pictures from masked dances from Hemis (we are not covering Hemis Tsechu, but you will get an idea of what the dances are)
Day 5 Tso Morriri to Hanley
Day 6 Hanley to Pangong
We drive through the barren and unexplored Hanley to reach Pangong. Spend the evening taking pictures and enjoying the lake.
Read about my previous Pangong-Tso experience here.
Day 7 Pangong to Leh
We return from Pangong to Leh after an early morning shoot, stopping on the way at Thiksey and Shey Monastery.
Day 8 Leh
Leh Sightseeing (Monasteries of Ladakh pictures)
We spend the day in exploring the local sights of Leh.
Sindhu Ghat, Hemis Monastery, Thiksey Monastery, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa, Druk
White Lotus School – 3 Idiots school.
Dinner and overnight stay at Leh.
Day 9 Leh to Turtuk
We drive from Leh through Nubra Valley to Turtuk, one of the most beautiful villages in India.
Read about Turtuk village here.
Day 10 Turtuk to Leh
We start early from Leh and reach the Hunder Sand Dunes and then visit the Diskit Monastery and head back to Leh via Khardung La. Reach Leh by evening. Relax or visit the Leh market.
Read about my Nubra Valley experience here. Another time here.
Day 11 Fly out
Twin sharing basis.
Rs. 40,000/- per person (DOES NOT include the airfare from your location to Manali and back from Leh to your location.)
– Accommodation on twin sharing basis
– All meals as per itinerary
– Surface transfers as per Itinerary
– Inner liner Permits, Entry fees, Taxes, Parking & Toll
– Expert photography advice by Saurabh Chatterjee, review of pictures.
Cost does not include –
– Travel to Manali and return travel from Leh to your location.
– Additional food or beverages ordered; bottled water, tips, etc.
Please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to join. Since there will be only 10, I suggest that you confirm early and book your tickets to avoid disappointment.
1. Do I need to be physically fit to join this trip?
Well, we will be travelling by SUVs with hardly any physically intensive activity. However, if you have some chronic disease, please consult your doctor first.
2. Is this trip only for Photographers?
No, anyone can join. We will spend a lot of time taking some great pictures though. I’m sure everyone loves doing that.
3. I have no knowledge on Photography. Will I get some help?
Yes, absolutely. Saurabh will be assisting you all the time. We will also have presentations on the basics and how to take some great pictures. So, you will learn while having fun on the go.
4. I don’t have a camera. Can I get one on rent?
Yes, that can be arranged if required.
5. How do I reach Manali?
The best way to reach Manali is by flight to Chandigarh or Delhi and then by road (bus / taxi).
If you have more questions, you can reach out to me at 8oo8633354 or mail me at email@example.com
Please read the Terms and Conditions.