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Workshops/ Photo Tours

Photo Tour to Lahaul Spiti

Highlights of the Tour

The tour takes you to the bastion of Budhhism in Northern India, the Spiti Valley, situated in the remote eastern Himachal Pradesh. Arid and sparsely populated, Spiti Valley, meaning Middle Land in the local dialect, is a high altitude cold desert. It is home to some of the oldest monasteries in India. Combine photography with a bit of adventure, and the mystical Chandratal Lake, this is one photography expedition which should not be missed.


What to expect in terms of Photography:

With Ochre colored terra firma, blue skies and white puffy clouds, Spiti Valley is a delight for Landscape photographers. For Street & Portrait photography, there are the locals, with their weathered and creased faces, cute, pink cheeked kids running in the streets and the Lamas in their orange and maroon robes. With a plethora of old monasteries, built in the traditional style, and also new construction techniques like the Rammed Earth style, Spiti also offers a chance of Architectural Photography. Because of its high altitude, low levels of light pollution and relatively haze-free atmosphere and clear views of the night skies above, Spiti also offers a chance to try your hand at some Astro photography. The Piece de Resistance is in the form of a visit to the Chandratal Lake. The ending stage of the tour will be in Tirthan Valley, home of the Himalayan Trout and the Great Himalayan National Park.


Iternary:

Day 1

Kalka

Narkanda

Road journey of 6 hours approx. Known for its apple orchards Narkanda offers 

some breathtaking views of the Himalayas

Day 2

Narkanda

Sangla 

Road journey through very picturesque valleys. Enroute you pass the Karcham Dam. The Baspa river runs through valley. The world famous apples of Kinnaur come from this area. 

Day 3

Sangla 

In and around Sangla

Batseri Village Walk. Chitkul visit

Day 4

Sangla

Tabo

Travel from Sangla to Reckong Peo & Kalpa (overlooking the Kinnaur Kailash) before reaching Tabo.

Day 5

Tabo

Kaza

Visits to the well known monasteries and enough halts for photography. Located in the Spiti Valley, it is a high altitude desert.

Day 6

Kaza

Monasteries and Village visit

Day 7

Kaza

Manali via Chandratal Lake

 Enroute we will visit the Chandratal lake also known as the lake of the moon. This crescent shaped lake is one of the most beautiful lakes & is at an altitude of 14000 ft. 

Day 8

Manali

Tirthan Valley

Tirthan is one of Himachal's best kept secrets. The river Tirthan flows through it & is adjoining  the Great Himalayan National Park

Day 9

Tirthan Valley

Chandigarh

Tour ends. We will reach Chandigarh around 6 p.m. Onward journeys can be planned accordingly







Inclusions: Travel from Chandigarh to Chandigarh, Boarding & Lodging.

Lodging on Double sharing basis.

Cost per person: Rs.55,000 +GST

Note : Students should have a digital camera (compact of DSLR), preferably 8 MP or higher.

New Batch Dates

Photo Tour to Lahaul  & Spiti Valley : 1st Sept 2018


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