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PHOTOGRAPHER’S PILGRIMAGE

Explore, feel, see and capture the “Colours of the Fall” foliage turning golden and crimson, the famous meandering mountain river Indus turns turquoise in Ladakh, when touristy crowds recede and air tickets plummet to fit any pocket, the barren landscape turns colourful, this is the time when a passionate photographer (equipped with camera gear of all kinds) should descend in Ladakh.

We organise ‘holidays for photographers’ and not conventional photo tours. We set a stage for you to celebrate Life with your camera to prevent compulsive disposition for photography.

HIGHLIGHTS
Group Size: 8
Duration: 7 days (optional extension to the tour is available).
Starts at: Leh on the 14th Sep
Finishes at: Srinagar on the 20th Sep

  • Experience the aristocratic Nomadic Lifestyle, never offered by anyone so far.
  • Exceptional infrastructure for travel photography
  • A “lifetime experience”
  • Experience the ‘flexibility and freedom’ – not a regimented tour
  • Romance with Billion Stars or the Moon
  • Gigantic mountains from bare to green
  • Blue water of gurgling streams and the famous Indus
  • Kashmir – the Paradise
  • Plenty of photo opportunities on the move
  • Tranquility at its best
  • Exhilarating drives with scanty traffic

ITINERARY IN BRIEF

Day 1: 14th September: Arrive at Leh airport, transfer to Matho village, check-in Taurus. Visit the monastery. Night with Taurus at Matho.

Day 2: Explore Matho and Hemis. Night with Taurus at Matho.

Day 3: Photograph Spituk Gompa, Leh Palace, Shanti Stupa in a hired transport. Night at Nimu with Taurus.

Day 4: Stop at Nimu, Basgo for photography. Saspol for a photo session at the ancient Gompa and visit Caves for cave paintings. Alchi. We may reach Lamayuru for the night.

Day 5: Lamayuru and stop at Moonland. Drive along the famous River Indus and the golden trees. Stop at the War Memorial. We may proceed to Sonmarg for night camp, if time permits.

Day 6: Explore Sonmarg in a hired transport to photograph the beautiful landscape.

Day 7: After shooting under the golden light of the morning, drop at Srinagar for homeward journey.

OPTIONAL
At the end of the expedition, if you have time and you wish to explore Sonmarg, Srinagar or around, you the following options: 

  1. Explore Sonmarg and Srinagar and stay onboard HouseBoat and photograph the famous Dal Lake, we can organise this for you at actual cost.
  2. You may stay with Taurus, if it can fit into its schedule or travel along, at extra cost though minimal.

ITINERARY IN DETAIL
Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7

TARIFF: Standard tariff: Rs 58,800 per person.
SPECIAL TARIFF PLANS: Special tariff plan is being offered as follow:

  1. Rs 52,800 per if booked by 8 persons as a group.
  2. Rs 50,500 per person, if booked before 15th June. You may also pay in two installments, one half before 15th June. The second installment by 15th July.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  1. Stay with Taurus as per the plan, on twin sharing.
  2. Indian veg food (eggs are served) while staying onboard Taurus, morning tea with biscuits/rusks and evening tea (with a hot snack in the evening, on some days, if time and weather permit, being outdoors).
  3. Extra hired transport as per the program for excursions as a group only. If anyone needs exclusive transport for oneself or own small group, will be charged extra; without any refund or adjustment in the tariff paid already.
  4. Self-service camping with sleeping bags and sleeping arrangement as seen in the images on the website.
  5. Leh airport pick up and drop at Srinagar ONLY as a group; individuals to pay extra if travelling in separate transport on the same day or other day.
  6. Drop at Srinagar as a group, individual will get our help to coordinate transport for them as extra.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  1. Journey from home to Leh and Srinagar to home.
  2. Non veg food.
  3. Anything consumed as extra at the dhabas while travelling (payable by the guest) at Leh or anywhere.
  4. Inner-line permit.
  5. Entry fee to monuments.
  6. Beverages of all kinds (juices, bottled water).
  7. Food on excursions (travel and visits)
  8. Transport for shopping trips or any extra personalised excursions (for the group or individual).
  9. Exclusive transport for photography as individual or smaller group than 8.
  10. Insurances of all kinds.
  11. Any kind of joy rides and any other entertainment.
  12. Oxygen consumption.
  13. Any kind of facility (food, accommodation, transport or anything used for any reasons (political upheaval, local laws, technical failures of the truck, riots, weather conditions, landslides) shall be paid by you directly to the facility owner before leaving the place.
  14. Medical related issues for accidents and (doctor, transport for evacuation, medicines and every other kind of expenses related to medical needs).
  15. Anything which in NOT written in the list ‘what is included’.

NOTE: This is a tentative program and may change if circumstances compel (political upheaval, riots, weather, roadblocks, technical breakdowns).

DISCLAIMER

  • This program has been planned with our experience of years and the best of intentions; will be flexible and open to changes any time but only for the betterment and not for short cuts, that’s the strength of Taurus.
  • The photographs used here are only to depict the region and can’t guarantee the same to happen or to show you the same places during your itinerary/ program. Though it will be our endevour to ensure that you get the best possible under the circumstances.