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A professional photographer based in Devon, south-west England

An experienced and qualified photographer, a Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP), shooting for National Geographic Creative.

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A photography tour to Ladakh

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A Himalayan adventure, a photography tour through Ladakh

Join us for a 10-day photography holiday in the Tibetan region of India’s far north, one of Asia’s most exotic and remotest locations

Dates: 21 June 1 July 2018

Timed to coincide with the Hemis Festival, one of Ladakh’s largest annual festivals.

Price: £2370 on the basis of two people sharing.

£250 single room supplement.

Note: The price for this tour will INCLUDE all your accommodation, meals and ground transportation in Ladakh, but excludes both international and domestic flights.

This photography tour is organised jointly with Kipling India Travels, a well established and reputable travel company based in New Delhi. To find out more about this agency, click on their name above.

A Buddha statue at Diskit monastery, Nubra Valley.

A Buddha statue at Diskit monastery, in the Nubra Valley.

A Buddha statue in Thiksey monastery, near Leh, Ladakh.

A Buddha statue inside Thiksey monastery, near Leh.

A photography tour through Ladakh, India’s ‘Little Tibet’

Come and join us on a journey of a lifetime as we take a photographic holiday and expedition through Ladakh, one of the world’s remotest and most exotic regions.

Politically a northern region of India, Ladakh is largely walled off from the rest of India by the mighty Himalayas, and lies high up on the southern limits of the Tibetan plateau.

Ethnically, this is an almost wholly Tibetan region, most of its people having more in common with their neighbours in Tibet than they do with the rest of India. The people are largely devout Tibetan Buddhists, with stunning monasteries - or gompas - scattered across the landscape and still highly active, one of the defining features of Ladakh’s scenery.

Ladakh’s natural landscape is very similar to that of Tibet too, a rugged, mountainous, high altitude region, sheltered from India’s summer tropical rains by the heights of the Himalayas, and so mostly quite arid, though subject to snows in the winter months.

A dancer at Hemis Festival, Hemis monastery, near Leh.

Hemis Festival, Hemis monastery.

Photography in Ladakh

And so, coming to Ladakh represents a fabulous opportunity to explore and photograph a fascinating slice of a Tibetan culture and landscape, without having to face the difficulties and uncertainties of entering Chinese Tibet.

The photography tour is led by Nigel Hicks, a member of National Geographic Creative, and hugely experienced at travelling and photographing in some of the world’s remote, rugged and high altitude regions, including Tibet itself.

Coming in June, we will experience dry, sunny conditions much of the time, giving us the best possible photographic light.

Some highlights of the Ladakh photography tour:

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The confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

The confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers.

What the fee for this tour will include:

  1. Nigel’s experience as a professional photographer working in rugged environments, as well as his photographic tuition and guidance.
  2. All accommodation in Delhi and Ladakh.
  3. Three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) while in Ladakh. B&B only in Delhi.
  4. Road transportation within Ladakh in our own vehicles.
  5. Drivers at all times and guide/translator while in Leh.
  6. Admission charges to events and locations.
  7. Permit fees.
  8. Hotel-airport transfers.

What the fee for this tour will not include:

  1. The fee for your India visa.
  2. Transportation between your home and Delhi.
  3. Domestic flight between Delhi and Leh (this will be arranged by our travel agent, but will be charged in addition to the tour fee).
  4. Any costs incurred in your home country.
  5. Any insurance for yourself, your belongings or your camera equipment.
  6. Any personal purchases, such as snacks, drinks, souvenirs, gifts etc.
  7. Tips.
  8. Meals (except breakfast) while in Delhi.
A view of Leh, the capital of Ladakh.

A view of Leh, the capital of Ladakh

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Booking and payment

It is possible to make a booking through this website, with payment of a non-returnable deposit of £150. Payment will be by BACS bank transfer, PayPal or cheque only.

Please remember that your booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been received by us.

The remainder of the fee will be payable by the end of March 2018.

If you would like to pay in instalments this is fine: please talk to us about this to arrange the instalments and to set up a standing order with your bank.