Photo Tour

Tour Dates

28th July - 4th August, 2024


7 Nights / 8 Days

Group Size

Min 3 pax | Max 7 pax

Tour Price

Rs. 56,500/-
(Dual Occupancy)


Special Note:  The visibility of Milkyway totally depends upon the weather conditions as the weather has really become unpredictable in recent years.



Star filled Night skies


Off camera flash self portraits


Scenic Landscapes


Light painting techniques with Milkyway Photography


Complete advance Milkyway and landscape editing workflow 

Who Should
Join This Tour?

If you are fascinated by Stars, Galaxy and Milkyway this tour is designed for you. This is a mid level photo tour, which covers advance Landscape and Nightscape photography and editing techniques. This tour is the right choice for you if you want to build a strong portfolio of Ladakh landscape. Even if you are a beginner you can join this tour as we have ‘Personal Pre Tour Support’ which clears all level of difficulties before we begin the tour. Individuals who are not photographers but avid nature-lover can also join our photography Tour to experience nature at its purest form. 

Choose Us?

Personal Support


If you are a complete beginner in Milkyway photography an online lecture will be conducted before the the tour begins to clear all doubts without any extra charges. If any additional basic or advance query about the gear or technique they will be cleared via phone call to make sure you are technically prepared for the tour.


Ashish Kamble

Tour Mentor

An award-winning photographer and educator based in Mumbai, India. He specialises in off-camera flash portraits and astrophotography. Read more about Ashish on his website.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:
Jul 28th

Arrive in Leh

We request you to arrive Leh airport before 12am so that your body can acclimatise better. It takes 10-15 mins to reach hotel from Airport. Check-in at hotel and complete rest for whole day. A brief introduction to photography will be given to all participants at night, so that you have clear idea about the methodology to be followed while shooting on field.

Day 2:
Jul 29th

Local Sight-Seeing

After breakfast we will get used to camera settings for daytime and night photography in hotel premises. We will explore local monasteries and practice travel and daytime landscape photography. The second day is very crucial where our body gets acclimatised to high altitude. In evening, we will do night photography from Shanti Stupa.

Day 3:
Jul 30th

Leh to Nubra Valley

After breakfast we start our journey to Nubra Valley via Khardungla Pass. We will explore the sand dunes in Nubra valley in evening. You will get on-field introduction to landscape & night photography.  

Day 4:
Jul 31st

Nubra Valley to Pangong Lake

We will start our journey to Pangong Lake early. We will travel next to beautiful turquoise blue Pangong Lake. We still stay at Merak village which is one of the most beautiful village near Pangong lake. 

Day 5:
Aug 1st

Pangong Lake to Hanle

We will travel to Hanle via Chusul, this is the longest route in the complete tour. Hanle is India’s first Night Sky Reserve which offers very clear night sky for night photography. The Himalayan Chandra Telescope is also located at Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle.

Day 6:
Aug 2nd

Hanle to Tso Kar

We will travel to Tso Kar. Tso Kar is one of the less explored areas which offers very good night sky with interesting natural foreground elements.

Day 7:
Aug 3rd

Tso Kar - LEH

We will start our return journey to Leh early morning so that you can explore Leh market in evening.

Day 8:
Aug 4th

Tour Ends here

After breakfast we drop our participants at the airport. We end our tour here and head back to our home with beautiful memories and powerful photos. First airport drop will be at 5am and next airport drop will be at 9am. 

*The images published above were photographed by our tour participants.

Tour Gallery

Tour Price

Min 3 pax and Max 7 pax

Rs. 56,500/-
(Dual Occupancy)

* Single occupancy can be arranged on request.


  • All meals, starting from Day 1 lunch to Day 9 Breakfast
  • All local transportation required during the tour
  • Photography mentorship and on field assistance fees
  • Photo review and Post Processing
  • All meals, starting from Day 1 lunch to Day 9 Breakfast
  • All local transportation required during the tour
  • Photography mentorship and on field assistance fees
  • Photo review and Post Processing


  • Additional beverages, snacks etc.
  • Travel from your location to Leh and vice versa
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion list



  • DSLR or Mirror less camera
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Wired / Wireless Camera trigger (Optional)
  • Head torch/ Torch (Optional)


Personal hygiene and care products, Medicine etc.

Payment Policy

  • ₹ 30,000/- needs to be paid to book your seat

  • ₹ 26,500/- needs to be paid 15 days prior to the tour starting date


  • 75% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 45 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 50% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 25% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 20 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • NO refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to the date of the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Is the price negotiable?

The tour pricing has been finalised after considering the quality standards which we maintain and the logistics involved. Thus, the pricing is final and not negotiable. 

2) Is this a luxury Tour?

 As our tour will cover some of the most remotest areas of Ladakh, we cannot expect luxury. If you are looking for luxurious tour we won’t recommend this tour as it involves staying in homestays in some of the locations with basic amenities. Our homestays are equipped with proper western-style washrooms with decent amenities.


3) What type of food will be served?

We offer Veg and Non-Veg food on our tour, but at times due to non availability of non veg food in remote areas we might serve only veg food.


4) What will be our mode of transport?

If the group size is only 3 pax then we travel by Innova/Scorpio. If there are more than 4 pax we will travel by tempo traveler. A private SUV can be arranged at an additional cost.


5) What about accommodation?

We will be staying in hotels in all locations except one location which only has homestays with all amenities. If you want single occupancy that can be arranged at additional cost of Rs. 22,000/-. Remember Ladakh lies in one of the most remotest areas of India, so we cannot expect the same accommodation which we are used to in metropolitan city. 

6) Does it involve hiking or trekking?

Our vehicle will drive you till the photography spot which doesn’t require any long trekking or hiking. But it might include small hikes to nearby areas to find better composition which is optional. We personally don’t recommend individuals to wander alone far from the camping site. But just incase if you liked some near by location you can do small hike at your own risk, we won’t be involved in any type of additional support in whatsoever circumstances. 

7) How are the road conditions?

We will travel on tarmac roads to medium water crossing to sand and gravel filled roads. It will be smooth and bumpy ride.


8) Can any one join your tour?

This tour covers many scenic spots, so if you are an avid nature-lover you will get to experience the nature at its purest form. So any one can join our tour!


9) Is two day acclimatisation required for Ladakh tour?

Yes it is mandatory for two day acclimatisation. As this tour involves staying at high altitude. 

10) Does it really get cold at night?

Even though it rarely snows or rains in May, the temperature in ladakh drops at night. Most of our stay will be close to snow cladded mountains thus we highly recommend you to carry 3 layers of warm clothes as it becomes very windy and cold at night. Hand gloves and ear muffs are highly recommended as we will be shooting till late night. 

11) Does one needs to be fit to join your tour?

We suggest you to follow basic exercise/walking routine at least one month prior to the tour date as its a high altitude tour. If you are asthmatic we highly recommend you to consult your doctor before joining our tour.

12) The Mentor can communicate in which languages?

Hindi, English and Marathi.

Personal Belongings and Responsibility

  • Participant(s)/Guardians should understand the risks involved in any long journey activities before enrolling.
  •  In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; organisers, volunteers or experts or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly with Indian Photo Expeditions shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained.
  •  In case of any medical emergency while on tour, any expenses for the arrangements, medical treatment, will be solely borne by the participant.
  •  If a participant is found trying to make any changes in the existing itinerary or found misbehaving  with any one will be asked to leave at his own expense. No refund will be initiated.
  •  Incase of road block/traffic or bad weather conditions there will be change in the itinerary which be will made only by the organiser. In such circumstances no refund will be initiated.
  •  During the Workshop, the decision of authorised representative of Indian Photo Expeditions shall be final and binding on all participants.
  •  Be courteous to your mentor and other participants for smooth stress free Tour experience. Any discomfort please share with the mentor, we will try our level best to solve it in our capacity.
  •  The participant should make the payment only once he has gone through all terms and conditions and is willing to abide by them.

Rules And Regulation:

  • As it gets very cold at night moderate consumption of alcohol during leisure time is allowed during the tour. We personally recommend to avoid consumption of alcohol as it is a high altitude tour which has its own challenges. Smoking in your leisure time is allowed, but strictly prohibited when on field with other participants or in common room.

  • Possession of illegal drugs, weapons and other illegal substances is strictly prohibited during the tour. If found breaking this Rule, participant will be expelled from the Workshop/Tour and NO REFUND will be provided

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