Ladakh: Nature, Festivals and Photography with Palani Mohan - An A&K Hosted Journey (2017)

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30 June- 11 July 2017
Hosted Small Group Journeys

  • Indian Subcontinent, India, Ladakh
  • 12 days, from AU$9,795
  • 9,795pts
  • 16 Guests

Journey Highlights

This extraordinary adventure into the remote and rugged landscapes of Ladakh will reveal a region shaped by staunch Buddhist traditions and a strategic location at the crossroads of ancient trade routes. With a history and culture more closely related to Tibet than India it is one of the highest continuously inhabited areas in the world with the sacred Indus River its backbone. Expect dramatic landscapes of high altitude desert, vast valleys and fluttering prayer flags, centuries old monasteries and temples plus fine examples of Buddhist art and some of the most gentle and hospitable people on the planet. Your host is a regular visitor to the area who will introduce you to the rich culture and help you create your own magical photographic mementos.

Your Host

Indian born, Australian raised, and now living in Hong Kong, Palani Mohan is an award-winning freelance photographer and published author. He has produced five books and photographic essays and his work is part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London. Exhibited widely around the globe, his images have been shown at the prestigious Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France and he has been recognised with numerous awards. He has travelled to Ladakh a number of times and his book ‘Hidden Faces of India’ features a chapter on the region.

Learn more about Palani Mohan & his experience hunting with golden eagles on the edge of the world from his recent TedXSydney talk. 

Journey Highlights

  • An intimate group size of no more than 16 guests
  • Specialist-led photographic workshops
  • Two days at the colourful Hemis Festival
  • Private lectures on Buddhism, architecture and photography
  • Morning prayer ceremony at Thiksey monastery
  • Khardung La– the highest ‘motorable’ pass in the world
  • Meditation class with an instructor
  • Lamayuru monastery, one of the oldest and most photographed in Ladakh
  • An exclusive Himalayan polo match
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