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34°09'06.8"N 77°34'36.1"E

Ladakh Winter Photo Tour

Ladakh is one of the unique gems that India has. The kind of beauty that Ladakh boasts about is not something mainstream, instead, you will find yourself surrounded by a wild beauty that will give you chills (both literally and metaphorically).
  • Ladakh
  • 8 Days
  • 15000 FT
  • Easy
  • ₹ 55000
    $ 750*
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    The price is for a group of 10 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private tour. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Photo Tour

  • Best Time

    Jan-March

  • Base Camp

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    Leh, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Leh Airport, India

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • Visit lakes of Pangong and Tso Moriri. The lakes will freeze during winters and hence will provide you with amazing scenery for your pictures.
  • Looking at Himalayan peaks is always enchanting and that is exactly how you will feel when you are standing at close proximity in front of high mountains.
  • Your trip really can't be completed without venturing into the spiritual aura of Buddhist Monasteries located near Leh.
  • As this will be a photography tour you will be receiving professional guidance about how to improve your art and how to click soul-stirring photographs.

Overview

Ladakh is one of the unique gems that India has. The kind of beauty that Ladakh boasts about is not something mainstream, instead, you will find yourself surrounded by a wild beauty that will give you chills (both literally and metaphorically). Visits to vast, empty landscapes, frozen lakes, Buddhist monasteries will make your trip totally worthwhile.


The humongous peaks of the Himalayas, without a doubt, offer a lot when it comes to picturesque views, but Ladakh's vistas are very exotic in nature, the sort that you may not normally come across. During this trip you will be looking at landscapes covered in snow, the low temperature will ensure that the rivers' movements are as less as possible. Apart from all this, the trip will take care that your spiritual side isn't neglected, you will be visiting enchanting monasteries that will calm your mind immensely.


For those who love a snow trip to Leh, Ladakh is literally a godsend during the winter season. Ladakh becomes something of a place that has come right out of your fantasy land during winters, making it perfect for your pictures. A photography tour to this charming land will open up new horizons for you. You will be guided by experts regarding all the tricks of the trade. Even if you are not an amateur there's always a scope of learning something new and getting better, and of course you will get to go home with exquisite pictures for your portfolio. Along with this, getting to witness the unusual beauty of Ladakh first hand, with your own eyes, is something that is worth considering.


A couple of things that you will need to be cautious about during this tour are the low temperatures, which may go down till -25 degrees or even lower, and, as you will be at an altitude above 11,500 ft, getting acclimated. With just a little bit of care you can tackle these problems and enjoy your trip fully. Make sure that you have warm clothes suited to the temperature. We will make sure that you have enough time to get acclimated but carrying proper medication, in case something goes wrong, is always a good idea.


With all this information surely you will be able to think about whether this trip is for you or not. That said, anyone who loves traveling will have a hell of a time exploring the beautiful attractions of Ladakh. If you are a photography buff you will be going home with tons of beautiful pictures along with more information about how to perfect your art. And definitely, the delightful memories of this place and tour will keep you company forever. So, make sure to book your tickets for experiencing the unique beauty of Ladakh.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

This day will be meant solely for acclimatization. Your body will need to get used to the altitude and temperature, and no chance can be taken regarding this aspect. After landing in Ladakh you will be escorted to your hotel where you will be staying in your rooms. You will also be interacting with the professional photographers who will be guiding you throughout the tour. Take this day to make yourself comfortable, learn the little tricks for clicking better pictures, and bask in anticipation of the coming days.

Meals : L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

After a comfortable night, you will be heading out today and start exploring the beautiful attractions of this place. Make sure you are dressed properly for Ladakh’s winter because it will be extremely chilly. Today you will be exploring the Buddhist Monasteries located near Leh. The drive through snow-laden roads will be mesmerizing. You will get to see the river Indus as it flows from the mountains on your way. Another highlight of the day will be the visit to Shanti Stupa. Here you will be surrounded by mountains and charming landscapes. Picture perfect sceneries will be waiting for you so keep your cameras ready!

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Today you will get to see the frozen lake Pangong. This day will leave you in awe of the beauty that will be surrounding you. We will be driving to the lake through Chumathang and the way will be just as beautiful as the destination. Sit back and enjoy the heavenly beauty of small streams and snow-clad mountains and landscapes. You may also get to see Pashmina sheep grazing on dried patches of grass. When you reach the lake, the view will take your breath away, this is where you can test your skills as a photographer. We will be staying near the lake for the night.

Meals : B,L,D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 6-7 hours
Altitude : 13,861 ft.
Distance : 223 km

The next part will include going back to Chumathang through the same alluring and pleasing road. You will be able to explore the partially frozen river Indus properly today as we will make numerous stops to photograph the mountains and the river. Your mentors will be present all the while with you and will be helping you to click lovely pictures.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 7 -8 hours
Altitude : 12,959 ft.
Distance : 296 km

Get ready today for exploring the stunning Tso Moriri lake. During this part of the trip, you will get to see an abundance of snow, a dreamland for people who love snow more than anything. The lake, frozen due the winters will be enchanting, there's no other word to describe it. You will be able to see beautiful patterns on the lake made by ice and bubbles. Witness the lives of people living nearby; interacting with them will enlighten you about their lifestyles. After spending some time at the lake and clicking some amazing photographs we will be heading back to Chumathang.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Time Taken : 6 hours
Altitude : 14,825 ft.
Distance : 200 km

After exploring the stunningly beautiful frozen lakes, the pace of the tour will be changed slightly as today you will get to see the hot springs at Puga. The drive will be on the other side of the Chumathang plateau. Experience the exquisiteness of hot water springing out in such cold weather. What an amazing view for you to click some extraordinary pictures. Changpa shepherds, a nomadic tribe, stay in Puga during winters with their sheep. Witness hundreds of sheep moving together as they make their way back during the evening. Your night again will be spent at Chumathang.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Homestay/ Tents
Altitude : 14,435 ft.

This day will be your last opportunity to click some more pictures. Today we will be heading back to Leh. We will make stops during the drive so that you can capture every beautiful scene before heading back. After arriving in Leh you will also have some time for shopping and such activities.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 7 hours
Altitude : 11,150 ft.

Officially the end of a delightfully pleasing tour.

Meals : Breakfast
Accommodation : Not Included

How To Reach

We will arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Leh which will be the Airport, the charges for the same are included in the package. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Leh Airport after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Ladakh Photo Tour Starting Point ( Leh ) :

By Air

The Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh is the highest airport in India. You can get daily flights to Leh from most of the cities in India. Frequent flights ply from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata. Standing at an elevation of 11,150 feet, Leh is one of the highest cities in India. 


By Rail

The nearest major railway station is the Jammu Tawi railway station which directly connects major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and many more. It is the most convenient stop, from where frequent buses and cabs are available.


By Road

You can use either the Manali-Leh highway or Srinagar-Leh highway if you wish to travel by road. The Srinagar-Leh highway is more preferable than the Manali-Leh highway.

Inclusions

  • Accommodations: All accommodations will be on twin sharing basis in Hotels or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/homestay will be in a 3 star or higher hotel.
  • Photographer Menor and an Assistant: A Photographer mentor and an assistant will be assisting and guiding you on this trip.
  • Services of a Professional Team: A team of an experienced Driver, Cook, Camp Staff, if you are camping;  will accompany you for all the arrangements.
  • Meals: All Meals are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment (If we are camping): All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Flights and Transportation: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Home city to Leh and Leh to Home city is not included in the package. Any expenses that occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your camera equipment, Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes and other personal gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions, and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

I chose (after a lot of research) Trekmunk for my first trek - The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek. And I am so really glad I did so. The trekker needs to only focus on the trek and the beautiful landscape around him/her. The rest of everything is taken care of by Trekmunk from d ...

Sreekul Nair
Hampta Pass Trek

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances w ...

Avinash Kumar
Ladakh Motocycle Trip

I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for a ...

Anwesha Chakraborty
Chandrashila Trek

Reviews

Hampta Pass Trek
Sreekul Nair

I chose (after a lot of research) Trekmunk for my first trek - The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek. And I am so really glad I did so. The trekker needs to only focus on the trek and the beautiful landscape around him/her. The rest of everything is taken care of by Trekmunk from day 1 till the end of the trek. Scrupulously managed logistics; no compromise on safety and security; experienced, intelligent and knowledgeable trek leaders; scrumptious meals; contingency and backup plans; etc. make Trekmunk an ideal choice to go trekking with. My trek was lead by Ashish Pathania, Prashant Reddy and Sanjay Thakur. The three are were thorough professionals. They were jolly, very helpful, experienced, knowledgeable, organized, and needless to say polite yet strict when needed. They played the most important roles in making sure our overall trekking experience was a wonderful one. Thank you Trekmunk for one of the most beautiful experiences I have had till date. Will see you guys soon.

I chose (after a lot of research) Trekmunk for my first trek - The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek. And I am so really glad I did so. The trekker needs to only focus on the trek and the beautiful landscape around him/her. The rest of everything is taken care of by Trekmunk from day 1 till the end of the trek. Scrupulously managed logistics; no compromise on safety and security; experienced, intelligent and knowledgeable trek leaders; scrumptious meals; contingency and backup plans; etc. make Trekmunk an ideal choice to go trekking with. My trek was lead by Ashish Pathania, Prashant Reddy and Sanjay Thakur. The three are were thorough professionals. They were jolly, very helpful, experienced, knowledgeable, organized, and needless to say polite yet strict when needed. They played the most important roles in making sure our overall trekking experience was a wonderful one. Thank you Trekmunk for one of the most beautiful experiences I have had till date. Will see you guys soon.

Ladakh Motocycle Trip
Avinash Kumar

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances which are quite common like bike issues and medical problems arose with our co-riders, I liked the way these two guys handled it dexterously. I went with one of my best friends and came with a lot more and the trip turned out to be memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Thanks, Team Trekmunk for giving me a wonderful experience. I can't wait to go on my next adventure with them.

No words for the bike trip from Srinagar to Leh. One should experience it to feel it and all this because of the management of Trekmunk especially Mohit and Harshit whose efforts even made the hardest of the ride exciting adventurous and above all safe. Although some hindrances which are quite common like bike issues and medical problems arose with our co-riders, I liked the way these two guys handled it dexterously. I went with one of my best friends and came with a lot more and the trip turned out to be memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. Thanks, Team Trekmunk for giving me a wonderful experience. I can't wait to go on my next adventure with them.

Chandrashila Trek
Anwesha Chakraborty

I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for another trek with Trekmunk soon enough! The kind of hospitality that is provided to us is worth appreciating. I made many new friends and have enjoyed each and every day of this trek to its fullest.

I had the most wonderful experience trekking through the ranges of Chandrashila with Trekmunk. The small moments of achievement were phenomenal. Chandrashila is the most astonishing peak that I've ever trekked through; I've never been so fascinated. I think I am going to go for another trek with Trekmunk soon enough! The kind of hospitality that is provided to us is worth appreciating. I made many new friends and have enjoyed each and every day of this trek to its fullest.

Sandakphu Trek
Aishwarya Roy

I had the best time of my life at Sandakhphu Phalut trek arranged by Trekmunk. Literally I felt like I was in heaven and I was soo very happy. I will recommend everyone to opt for Trekmunk. I was a solo woman traveler and was a bit worried, but things went very smoothly and I enjoyed it a lot. I miss my fellow trekkers too. I am very satisfied with their arrangements.

I had the best time of my life at Sandakhphu Phalut trek arranged by Trekmunk. Literally I felt like I was in heaven and I was soo very happy. I will recommend everyone to opt for Trekmunk. I was a solo woman traveler and was a bit worried, but things went very smoothly and I enjoyed it a lot. I miss my fellow trekkers too. I am very satisfied with their arrangements.

Chadar Trek
Sushil Chauhan

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

Chadar trek is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous treks, which requires a lot of skilled trek leaders, a perfect guide and a strong team of porters. I choose Trekmunk for Chadar and they proved they are a perfect team. Highly skilled trek leaders, professional skiers, gave us details on how to walk on slippery ice. Professionally trained and certified with wilderness medication programs always ready to take your care in any condition and travelers themselves. One will enjoy their company, their travel stories and their way of leading a trek. Cheers to team Trekmunk.

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