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Advertiser Tibet Ozerny: Alpine lakes, valley of geysers, Lamayuru, Rock Monasteries.
Day 1, August 17: Delhi - Leh (air flight). Adaptation day.
Day 2, August 18: Ladakh. Adaptation day. Monasteries Tiksei Gonpa and Shei Gonpa. White stupas of Naropa.
Day 3, August 19: Wanla village. Lamayuru. Moon Earth.
Day 4, August 20: Lamayuru - Da Khannu gorge, Skurbuchan Gonpa - Leh.
Day 5, August 21: Leh. Old Leh. Tour of the Old Leh.
Day 6, August 22: Leh - Lake Tso Moriri through Chumotang hot springs.
Day 7, August 23: Lake Tso Moriri - Lake Tso Kar. Valley of Geysers. The second highest pass in the world is Tanglang La. Leh.
Day 8, August 24: Free day in Leh.
Day 9, August 25: Leh - Pangong Lake - Leh.
Day 10, August 26: Leh - Delhi (air flight).
Tour of Delhi (on request), in the evening transfer to the airport and return home.
Reservation of seats for participation in the promotional tour "Tibet Lake Advertising" occurs upon depositing a deposit in the amount of 120 USD + 20% GST (Goods and Services Tax) to the account of the Indian travel company INCREDIBLE HIMALAYA PRIVATE LIMITED.
The security deposit is transferred by the tour participant using payment banking systems in any bank, the details of the current account are sent by the administrator to the participant's email after receiving the application for participation in the trip.
The security deposit can be paid:
When making a deposit, a payment receipt and an agreement on the provision of travel services are sent to the participant, confirming the deposit of money and the reservation of your participation in the tour.
The remaining amount is paid by the participant upon arrival at the start of the tour, in this case, upon arrival in Leh, Ladakh.
1. Movement along the entire route of the tour (from the gangway to the gangway of the plane) in comfortable cars.
2. Accommodation in double rooms in hotels and guest houses.
It is possible to stay in a single room, surcharge of 212 USD for the entire route.
3. Information support by the organizers from the beginning to the end of the tour.
4. Excursion support of the English-speaking guide of the PhotoTour Project.
5. Lecture-introduction to the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
6. Lecture on ethnographic and landscape photography in Ladakh.
7. Registration of permits to closed and border zones along the tour route.
8. All fees and taxes on the tour route.
1. Flight to New Delhi airport from the country of residence and back.
2. Flight Delhi - Leh - Delhi. Estimated airfare from $ 80 to $ 150.
3. Entrance fees to monasteries and monastery buildings, about USD 5 for the whole time (if at all).
4. The cost of permits to the closed and border zones of Lakes Pangong Tso and Tso Moriri, about 20 USD per permit.
5. Free tourist 30-day e-visas with single entry, issued online 7 days before arrival in India.
6. Meals during the tour: about $ 120 for the entire trip.
7. Medical insurance: each participant in the tour is issued individually at the place of residence.
8. Mandatory tips for drivers and the English-speaking tour guide at the rate of USD 1 per day.
9. Everything that is not listed in the "Included in the price" list.
The Tibet Lake Advertising Tour is designed for active travelers and photographers.
This tour does not have special requirements for physical condition and health.
You should also not worry about altitude acclimatization:
we are able to carry out acclimatization and, almost all of our tourists, easily tolerate the climate and the height of Ladakh.
The tour has age restrictions: from 16 years to 62 years.
APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ADVERTISING ROUND TIBET LAKE IS POSSIBLE UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2024.
But recording a tour can be stopped earlier - as soon as a group of 12 people is recruited.
If you want to go on a Tibet Ozerny promotional tour, please book your seats in advance.
Travel at a comfortable level.
- in Leh: a cozy hotel with hot water, with bathroom and toilet in the room, wi-fi in the room.
- in the village of Hemis: a cozy guest house, showers and toilets in each room, a delicious breakfast.
- in the village of Karzok, Lake Tso Moriri: a luxury hotel with lake views, a toilet and shower in the room, hot water, periodically there is wi-fi in the room.
For those who want to ask questions about organizing and participating in the Tibet Lake Promotional tour, please contact us:
Phones for communication:
+ 91 94 1909 7049 - Telegram and WhatsApp - Ilona Kryzhanovskaya, you can call by telegram.
il-il-il (or search the email address [email protected]) - Ilona Kryzhanovskaya, Head of the PhotoTour Project.
A team of organizers works on the Tibet Lake Promotional advertising tour:
Ilona Kryzhanovskaya: photographer, ethnographer, head of the PhotoTour Project.
Sonam Rinchen is a partner and co-founder of the PhotoTour Project.
Otzer Rinchen is the head of the team of English-speaking guides of the PhotoTour Project.
Maxim Savchenko - Technical Director of the PhotoTour Project.
Our local Ladakh English-speaking culture guides, PhotoTour Project team.
A team of driver-guides along the entire route of the photo tour.
For participants in the tour Tibet Lake Promotional recommend reading,
there are answers to all questions on the conditions of the tour and preparation for it:
Recommendations and rules for photo travelers and travelers in Ladakh, Zanskar and the Spiti Valley (Little Tibet).
THE MOST COLORED AND FANTASTIC TOUR OF THE SEASON-2024!)
Our traditional fall tour Tibet Lake Advertising is a beautiful replica of the 2024 summer lake tours.
And - importantly - it costs significantly less than summer tours, while retaining all the complexity and richness of the programs mentioned above.
Moreover, it is on this tour that we will visit a simply fabulous place - the ancient rock Buddhist monasteries of the village of Skurbuchan, which is not found in any of our summer tours.
The "colorful component" of this tour, which first appeared in it in 2022, has also been preserved and increased - the colorful Burgundy Gorge will be complemented in 2024 by the incredible painting walls of the Aryan gorge Da Hannu.
I must say that in terms of the complexity of the organization and the inaccessibility of the places we will visit during this tour, this is a very serious journey.
This is also why the advertising cost on this tour is unprecedented.
That is why the Tibet Lake Advertising tour is also a chance to see very unusual places at a very loyal advertising cost.
The number of places on the tour is limited, we recommend booking in advance.
And in terms of the travel program - what awaits us during this tour of the alpine lakes - the tour turns out to be extremely rich:
1. Three alpine lakes of Ladakh (Little Tibet): Pangong Tso, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri are not just beautiful places, they are fantastic places.
2. Visiting remote Tibetan monasteries (gompas), where tourists practically do not get.
3. Visiting the most beautiful Lamayuru gorge, remote villages, Moon Land from the upper military road.
4. A nice addition to the high-altitude lakes of this tour: we will also visit the valley of high-altitude hot geysers.
5. Photographing in the Aryan gorge Da Hannu.
6. The legendary Burgundy Gorge, where stone mushrooms grow along the slopes and paintings of joyful expressionists are exhibited.
The tour will be of interest to both photographers and travelers from Russia, the CIS countries, and neighboring countries.
For professional photographers, this journey is a great opportunity to start collecting material for a solo exhibition.
For amateur photographers, this is a good practical school for continuous photography in places where you can take pictures around the clock.
For tourists, this is an incredible journey, the analogues of which in terms of route and cost, you will not find with more than one tour operator. And, as a bonus, learn the basics of travel photography.
We look forward to going on this journey with you!
Most of the photos shown in the description of the Tibet Lake Promotional tour are clickable to large size, just click on the photo and it will open in a new window.
The description of each day of the tour indicates the total mileage per day and the height of the places visited.
Day 1, August 17: Delhi - Leh (air flight). Adaptation Day.
Arrival at New Delhi International Airport (India) from your country of residence.
We issue an electronic visa, get luggage and go to one of the terminals of local airlines:
D3 is in the same building
D2 - a little further, you need to turn left from the terminal building of the international airline and walk 100 m through the tunnel.
This is a common practice on our tours in Ladakh:
flights on which participants of our tours arrive at New Delhi airport usually arrive at terminal D3 from 2 to 5 in the morning, immediately go to the departure terminal and fly off to Leh in one of the morning flights.
We take air tickets for the Delhi – Leh flight so that the time margin between external and internal flights is 3-4 hours.
Flight Delhi-Leh, 1 hour 20 minutes.
By the way, the Leh-Delhi flight itself is a stunningly beautiful sight, since we will fly over to the Himalayan Range.
When buying airline tickets, we highly recommend immediately booking seats near portholes.
For those who want to photograph mountain ranges from an airplane, places 25F to 30F and 25A to 30A will be most successful.
After an hour and a half of great photography, the plane smoothly turns over the valley and parks at the only airport in Ladakh, on this wonderful runway:
In Leh, participants of the tour right at the exit from the airport are met by a team of organizers with the PHOTO TOUR sign.
Next - we go to our cozy, quiet hotel, settle down, relax after flights.
The first day in Leh is acclimatization: we drink tea and coffee, we talk about the tour program, in the afternoon we will go on a leisurely adaptation walk in the center of Leh.
We have dinner at the wonderful Penguin cafe, we drink live fresh juices.
Here in the evening after dinner, our lecture will be held, an introduction to the culture of Tibetan Buddhism in Russian.
Hotel in Leh.
Day 2, August 18: Ladakh. Adaptation Day. Monasteries Tixei Gonpa and Shay Gonpa. White stupas of Naropa, about 50 km, 3 600 m.
Today is our second acclimatization day in Ladakh, and we will spend it in a calm measured movement:
First, we will go to the Tiksei Gonpa Buddhist monastery.
Breakfast at the Tiksei Gonpa Monastery, and then we will begin our journey through the huge city - Tiksu Monastery.
The Tiksey monastery itself is really huge - the largest in Ladakh, in fact a monastery city, with adjoining villages, surrounded by ancient stupas, lamas' houses, monastery schools.
Tiksei Gonpa Monastery consists of twelve levels and ten temples, towering on the slopes of the mountain.
At the very top are the private apartments of Rinpoche Gonpa.
Below the monastery on the mountain slopes are chapels and houses of monks.
The walls of Tixei Gonpa are covered with amazing ancient frescoes, for example, with scenes of sacrifice.
Currently, about 100 Buddhist monks of the Gelug school live in the monastery of Tixei Gonpa.
Wonderful panoramas of the Ladakh Valley are photographed from the roof of the monastery.
And conclude the day with a visit to the Buddhist Monastery and the palace of Shay Gonpa.
The Shay Gompa Buddhist Monastery is a complex consisting of the Gompa and the Shay Palace on Shay Hill, in the past Shay was the summer capital of Ladakh.
The palace, built in 1655 by the king of Ladakh Deldan Namgyal, is now in some disrepair, which does not interfere with photographing in the palace, but on the contrary - makes photographs even more peculiar.
The Shepherd’s gompa monastery itself was also erected in 1655 at the direction of the king, in memory of his father, Sang Namgyal, outside the palace.
A copper, gold-plated statue of the seated Buddha Shakyamuni was installed in the monastery, this statue became famous throughout Ladakh and was then the second largest - 12 meters.
The monastery belongs to the Gelug tradition.
From the roof of the palace offers magnificent views, expanse for panoramic photography, which we will do in the evening sun.
Near Shay Gonpa there is a field of White Stupas, among which the Buddhist yogi Naropa teacher meditated more than 10 centuries ago.
Among the White Stupas Shay, the feeling of time and space is lost and, perhaps, it is here that the most beautiful evening photography is here.
Hotel in Leh.
Day 3, August 19: The village of Vanla. Lamayuru. Moon Earth, about 130 km, 3200 m.
In the morning, by car we will go for a walk along Ladakh, down the river Indus.
Very bright, saturated landscape photography:
Hindu Valley, the confluence of the Hindu and Zanskar rivers photography in the Hindu floodplain, magnificent views of the mountain gorges and Buddhist villages perched-grown among the rocky mountains, the fields - the magnificent field geometry itself.
Incredible in beauty, frozen among burgundy cliffs, the Buddhist monastery of Basgo Gonpa.
And to us - further and further along this wonderful road - to the Lamayuru Valley.
We still have to drive about 127 km along the beautiful mountain valley of Lamayuru, along the lower road.
On the way we visit the ancient Aryan village of Vana and the monastery of the same name, standing on a cliff:
where the most ancient Buddha statue dating back to the 10th century AD has been preserved to this day:
A lot of landscape photography is planned all day: in Lamayuru we will get into the land of lunar landscapes Moon Land.
Closer to dinner, we arrive in the village of Lamayuru, have lunch and go to the monastery of Lamayuru.
Bon Lamayuru Monastery (Jungdrun - swastika) - one of the earliest monasteries of Ladakh, its construction is attributed to Rinchen Sanpo (958-1055).
The monastery was founded in the XI century by the famous Mahasidha Naropa, after spending several years in meditation in a cave.
The monastery got its name from the sacred grain plantation, which mysteriously took the form of a swastika (a swastika with left-hand traffic symbolizes Jungdrun Bon or the new Bon.
Now Lamayuru Monastery belongs to the direction of the Buddhist school Drikung Kagyu, but for a long time was a refuge for followers of the Bon religion.
We get acquainted with the Lamayuru Gonpa monastery, have lunch and go for evening photography on the old military road, which is now used only by army vehicles.
From here, completely different views of Lunar Earth open up - down there you can see the road along which we drove to Lamayuru:
And also to the colorful mountains of the Da Khanu valley - where we will go tomorrow:
We will finish today with a long walk from the upper reaches of the Lamayuru valley to the Lamayuru Gonpa monastery, this is the only opportunity to see this ancient monastery from the side of the mountains, that part of it, which, as a rule, is completely hidden from the cursory glances of tourists:
We return to our guest house at the Lamayuru monastery, rest.
Guest house in Lamayuru.
Day 4, August 20: Lamayuru - Da Khannu gorge, Skurbuchan Gonpa - Leh, about 200 km, 3200 - 3600 m.
We have a very busy day ahead of us today.
at 5 o'clock in the morning, everyone can attend the morning puja in Lamayuru, including the puja of little lamas:
And, further, after an early breakfast, we will hit the road to the colorful Aryan gorge Da Hannu.
And we will go there along a very curious old army road - with such incredible serpentines:
And then we are waiting for the incredible landscapes of Da Hannu - steep sheer walls-paintings:
Rock monasteries and white Buddhist stupas among these walls:
It is in one of these monasteries that we will spend the whole day - in the village of Skurbuchan and in the gonpa of the same name:
We will visit the ancient rock monastery Skurbuchan, climb to the sculpture of Guru Padmasambhava, walk around the village itself - there are many miracles, unusual things, well. here, for example, here are such Tibetan prayer drums, more like a pepelats that landed among the mountains:
Toward evening we set off on the way back to Leh.
Hotel in Leh.
Day 5, August 21: Leh. Old Leh. Excursion around Old Leh, 3600 m.
Today we will visit Namgyal Tsemo Monastery and Shankar Gonpa Monastery.
And we will go there on foot - through the whole old Leh.
First we will go up to the old royal palace of Leh.
Old Leh is an amazing place, you can wander endlessly here - old houses retain the illusion that they still live here - protective Tibetan amulets hang on the walls, even old windows in the windows have been preserved.
In fact, this is a museum city, which is under the protection of UNESCO.
And higher, further down, along the paths of the Old City, we will rise to the very top to the Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, around which the present capital of Ladakh once began to grow and arise.
The monastery and fortress Namgyal Tsemo, the “red fortress”, was built in the 16th century by the Ladakh King Tashi Namgyal.
The monastery keeps a three-story statue of Buddha-Maitreya. The gonpa is also famous for its collection of ancient manuscripts and frescoes.
The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa tradition.
In the middle of the day we will go down for lunch to the center of Leh, and then by car we will go to Shamkar Monastery.
Shamkar Monastery (Samkar Gompa) - a small ancient monastery of the Gelugpa school, surrounded by tiny cells of monks.
If we are lucky in the Shamkar Monastery we will attend the evening puja (service).
And, of course, we will meet with the magnificent Dukar.
From Shamkar Gonpa to the hotel we take a walk on the narrow streets of Old Leh.
Hotel in Leh.
Day 6, August 22: Leh - Lake Tso Moriri through the hot springs of Chumotang, about 240 km.
Altitudes of the day: Leh (3600 m) - Karzok (4400 m).
In the morning we set off on a new adventure to the alpine lake Tso Moriri.
On the way we will stop and take pictures of the most beautiful monasteries of the Ladakh valley, the upper reaches of the Indus River.
For example, Stakna Gonpu.
We have a beautiful and long road with many stops for photographing landscapes.
We will overcome the Yalung Nyalung pass (5450 m) and the dusty plateau Rupshu.
From the pass we will have a view of Lake Tso Moriri, an uncontrolled blue color, like the precious eye of sapphire framed by brown shores.
Tso Moriri, Tsomoriri, Tso Moriri - the largest alpine lake in Indian Tibet, 215 km southeast of Leh at an altitude of 4595 m above sea level.
The maximum length of the lake is 19 km, the maximum width is 3 km, and the maximum depth is 40 m. It is the largest alpine lake in the trans-Himalayan region within India.
The water in the lake is slightly salted. The lake is only available during the summer season.
Until 1959, local residents were engaged in the extraction of salt (tsokar, in the local Ladakh) from the lake.
On the shore of the lake is the Karzok Gompa Monastery, where we were on a holiday this summer, and around the monastery there is a small village of the same name.
In summer, the air temperature ranges from 0 ° to 30 ° C, and in winter from −10 to −40.
Changpa nomadic shepherds live here mainly.
Korzok Monastery, also called Karzok or Kurzok, is a Tibetan Buddhist gompa belonging to the Drukpa Kagyu school and an ancient village on the shores of Lhamo Lazo.
In the basket at an altitude of 4595 m, a statue of Buddha Shakyamuni is installed and about 35 monks live.
The monastery used to be the center of the Rupshu Valley. Like the Drukpa Monastery, he obeyed the Hemis Gompa Monastery. The monastery is over 400 years old.
The local population believes that both the monastery and Lake Tso Moriri are both holy places.
In the evening we will visit Korzok Phu Gorge, the summer pasture of Chongpa shepherds from Korzok.
And we will take pictures in the villages of the nomads ChongPa:
there will be a lot of genre photography, the nomads will always be interested, including it will be possible to wander among the huge Tibetan yaks, drink tea in the nomad’s mobile homes, take pictures of children and much more.
And, of course, yaks - there will certainly still be yaks - huge Tibetan fluffy hulks:
Evening photography at the far end of Lake Tso Moriri and in the floodplain of the lake - where the river flows into Tso Moriri, among fields and small puddles, whose surface will never flinch under the gust of wind and where long-legged white herons walk on the mirror water.
Hotel on Lake Tso Moriri.
Day 7, August 23: Lake Tso Moriri - Lake Tso Kar. Valley of Geysers. The second highest pass in the world of Taglung La. Leh, about 200 km, 4,700 - 3,600 m.
A very busy day: early in the morning we set off towards Lake Tso Kar.
All day we are waiting for a very interesting and saturated with landscapes and panoramas alpine road.
There will be a lot of stops for landscape photography.
For starters - the small lake Kagyar Tso, 17 km from Lake Tso Moriri:
Then - in the morning photography, we will photograph in the geyser valley - huge hot springs-fountains up to 2-5 m and absolutely fantastic views of the colorful valley covered with steam from hot springs.
By 10-12 o’clock in the morning we arrive at Lake Tso Kar, and until 15:00 our photo day will continue here:
we walk along the shore of the lake, look for points of photography, and, finally, animalistic photography -
herds of yaks and herds of wild horses graze near the lake, which allow them to come very close to themselves.
Lake Tso-Kar - perhaps the most beautiful of the lakes of Lesser Tibet.
The epithet "beautiful" is not quite right here; Tso-Kar is just charming: soft colors, halftones, closed miniature, watercolors of colors surrounding the mountains lake, calmness and tranquility.
The word "Tso-Kar" literally translates as White Lake.
This lake is named so because the salt lake and all its shores are covered with whitish deposits of salt.
Tso Kar - is located 150 km southeast of Leh in the Rupshu Valley at an altitude of 4400m.
In the afternoon we set off on the way back to Leh.
We are waiting for a very interesting and saturated with landscapes and panoramas alpine road.
We will climb the second highest pass in Ladakh - Taglung La (5358 m), and from the height we will see the alpine dusty valley of Rupshu.
There will be a lot of stops for landscape photography.
And at the end - a magnificent Burgundy Gorge, where stone mushrooms grow along the slopes:
and the gorge itself is just an exhibition of expressionist paintings:
We make our way along the Burgundy Gorge in the direction of Lech, here we go through such whoppers:
Hotel in Leh.
Day 8, August 24: Free day in Leh.
Relatively a day off between trips to the lakes of Ladakh.
After an active week of travel, such a day is really needed, among other things, to just walk around Lekh, looking into wonderful antique shops where you can take a lot of pictures, wander through the narrow streets of Lekh, buy souvenirs and gifts for relatives and friends, just hang out in cafes on the roof of the city with live fresh fresh juices and delicious pies.
And get ready in advance for the return trip, as we will spend the final day of the tour on Pangong Lake.
Hotel in Leh.
We rise at 5 o’clock in the morning, have breakfast and go by car to Lake Pangong Tso.
A stunningly beautiful road upstream of the Hindu River awaits us.
Near the Buddhist monastery Chamdey Gonpa, we turn left from the main road and begin to climb to Pangong Lake.
The road rises to the Chang La pass, 5,316 m., Which is named after Sadhu Changla Baba, to whom the Hindu temple on the pass was dedicated.
Further, the road descends along a beautiful plateau to the small village of Tangste with the Buddhist gonpa nestled among the rocks of the same name.
We stop for a while near the gonpa for photographing and go further to Pangong Lake.
5 kilometers in front of the lake there is a stop in the meadow, where there are a lot of manual marmotas - this is the Tibetan marmot, you can take pictures of them there from close range.
And further - to Pangong Lake:
The lake is beautiful. In these two words - all about Pangong).
The name of Pangong Tso Lake can be pronounced very differently.
For example, one of the variations sounds like Bangong Tso and translates as a lake of high meadows or a long ocean of a divine area.
Pangong Lake is located at an altitude of approximately 4250 m and is located on the very border with Tibet.
The lake is 134 km long and 5 km wide. The lake itself 1/3 belongs to Ladakh (India) and 2/3 belongs to Tibet (Tibetan territories under the occupation of China).
A lot of beautiful landscape photography.
Evening photography on Pangong Lake and we set off on the return trip to Leh.
We stop for photography in all interesting places, which in daylight and evening lighting look completely different.
We arrive in Leh late in the evening. Relaxation.
Hotel in Leh.
Day 10, August 26: Leh - Delhi (air flight).
In the morning, transfer to Leh Airport and flight Leh - Delhi.
Depending on the schedule of further flights, we will either wait for departure at the New Delhi International Airport, or go on a guided tour of Delhi (upon request) and return to the airport later.
And finally, we offer you to watch a short film about Ladakh and the high lakes of Ladakh, filmed by the participant of our tour Tibet Lake, July 2014.