Ladakh, a land of superlatives!
Just to get there you'll fly over the highest and largest mountain range in the World - the Himalayas. Once in Leh you'll witness one of the World's most hospitable and unique cultures, remnants of a Buddhist Kingdom with Tibetan origin, which currently remains virtually untouched by the outside world. Ladakh is more Tibetan than Tibet!
You'll be surrounded by the most stupendous mountains, they'll take your breathe away. We'll visit monasteries that seem as old as time itself, and peek into the lives of monks as they recite prayers.
We'll cross the World's two highest motor-able passes and travel through the gorgeous Valley of the Flowers in Nubra during Spring. Giant cold weather desert sand dunes will greet us as we explore this ancient region.
We'll glamp on the edge of a high-altitude saline lake, left over from time immemorial when there was a sea between India and China and the Indian plate smashed into the Eurasian plate and created the Himalayas. It left in its wake a salt lake that forms part of the border between India and China.
Our accommodation in Leh is the most luxurious the city has to offer and is guaranteed to leave you impressed, whether it be the quality of the food or the stunning mountain surrounds from the gardens and restaurant deck. Furthermore, we will have the expert knowledge of a local guide with us at all times while on the road and a competent and experienced driver.
This is not a tour to be missed!
About the Tour:
This tour is about chaperoning you to the best spots at the best time of day, leaving you free to focus on your photography your way. I will handle and arrange, with the help of Ladakh Travel Co. where required, all the logistics of getting us to and from said locations with as much ease as is possible in a safe and responsible fashion. Partners, husbands, wives, girlfriends, etc are welcome. It's not necessary to be a budding photographer to attend. The focus is on visiting the best locations and taking photos, but with what device you take them is up to you - everything from a phone to a Hasselblad is appropriate.
The tour will go ahead with a minimum of 5 attendees and a maximum of 8. If you have any questions please contact me.
Final payment MUST be made by November 1st, 2018. Deposits are NON-Refundable, unless the tour is cancelled for some reason. Deposits and payments can be made via NZ bank transfers or via Paypal, though this incurs a fee. Email me if you'd prefer to pay via credit card through Paypal. *A deposit is required to hold your spot.
ANZ Susan Blick (Ref. Ladakh) 01-0297-0335441-00
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