Smart Photography, in association with Milestone Enterprise invites you to experience the upcoming Ladakh Festival under the guidance of Uncle Ronnie and Vinayak Pavaskar, from 27th August to 5th September 2011.
This will be a great opportunity to travel, learn, and shoot images while soaking up the vibrant culture of Ladakh.
Reporting destination: Manali
Tour Schedule: Manali > Sarchu > Rohtang Pass > Baralacha-la > Leh (via Pang, More Plains, Tanglang-la Pass)
Visit: Khardungla Pass, Leh Palace, Thiksey Monastary, local sightseeing, and Pangong Lake.
Participation charges : Rs. 21,950/- per person
This charge covers the participant’s breakfast and dinner only, hotel accommodation in Leh, Manali, and camps in Sarchu. Expenses such as travel fare to and fro the reporting destination, personal expenses like mineral water, camera, laundry, and telephone charges, and other expenses due to unforeseen changes in itinerary will not be covered.
Attendants will receive a Certificate of Participation, along with a one year subscription to
Full payment is to be made in advance by DD/Cheque/Cash in favor of ‘Milestone Enterprise’ payable at Mumbai, and sent to Milestone Enterprise, C/o Venus Infotech, 433, Kalyandas Udyog Bhavan, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025. Listings will be on first come first basis. Last date of booking is 20th July 2011. If cancellation is requested prior to 30 days of departure, 50% of the charge will be refunded. Post that period, no refund will be availed. *Schedule is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances
For further details contact : Mohini
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Ladakh, also known as the ‘Land of High Passes’ is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. Sometimes referred to as “Little Tibet”, indicating its strong Tibetian culture influence, Ladakh is a region in India that is disconnected from the modern world, faithful to ancestral customs where life is characterized by intense spirituality. The Indus river is the backbone of Ladakh. The stretch of the Indus flowing through Ladakh is the only part of the river, that is greatly venerated in the Hindu religion and culture, and still flows through India. Pangong Lake which is situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft) is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet.
During winter the lake freezes completely, despite being saline water. The architecture of Ladakh contains Tibetan and Indian influences and monastic architecture that reflects a deep Buddhist approach. The Buddhist wheel, with two dragons, is a common feature on every Gompa. Many houses and monasteries are built on elevated, sunny sites facing south, and feature concrete frames filled in with stones or adobes.
The nine-storey Leh Palace, Thiksey monastery, Shey Palace and Hemis Gompa are examples of such architecture. Religious mask dances hold great significance in Ladakh’s cultural life. The dances typically narrate a story of the fight between good and evil, ending with the eventual victory of the former. The Ladakh Festival is held every year, from September 1st to 15th. Performers adorned with gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headgear throng the streets. Monks wear colorful masks and dance to the rhythm of cymbals, flutes and trumpets. The yak, lion and Tashispa dances depict the many legends and fables of Ladakh. Buddhist monasteries displaying prayer flags, and Thankas, archery competitions, mock marriages and horse-polo events are a few highlights of this festival.
Nubra is a high altitude desert with rare precipitation and scant vegetation, except along river beds. The common way to access this valley is to travel over the world’s highest motorable road of Khardung La Pass (18380 ft). The main village Diskit in Nubra, is home to the dramatically positioned Diskit Monastery. The main attraction of this desert is the double humped Bactrian Camel.
These destinations are a must-visit for photo enthusiasts seeking a variety in photography.