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Tibet Lake Advertising

1.09 — 10.09.2021 (10 days)
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First step: Filling the application form for participation in the tour. Be sure to include your full name, We work officially and all accounts are registered. Please write your contact so that we have the communication wit you. After your application come to our website - the site administrator will send you a bill at your name for a advance of the tour. Maximum response time: 6 hours. Usually responsible for 1 hour.

Second stage: The reservation to participate in any tour takes place when you make the advance payment of 30% of the tour price to the account of an Indian travel company INCREDIBLE HIMALAYA. The advance is transferred via bank payment systems in any bank, account details will be sent by the administrator to e-mail of participants after getting the application form for participation.

ATTENTION Booking the tour takes place only when the advance payment transferred. If, after receiving of the invoice for advance payment, you do not make a payment within three working days, your application form for participation is automatically canceled by site. If you still want to participate in the tour, you have to apply the form again. When we receive an advance on our bank account we sent payment receipts confirming your participation, as well as a contract for the provision of travel services on this tour. The administrator sends you the electronic copies of receipts and contracts with digital signature and seal by e-mail and if necessary - to the postal address - the original documents. The remaining amount is payable as ayou arrive at the beginning of the trip, in India.

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Tour plan

Day 1, September 1: Delhi - Leh (air flight). Adaptation Day.
Day 2, September 2: Ladakh. Adaptation Day. Monasteries Tixei Gonpa and Shay Gonpa. White stupas of Naropa.
Day 3, September 3: The village of Vanla. Lamayuru. Lunar Earth.
Day 4, September 4: Leh - Lake Pangong Tso - Leh.
Day 5, September 5: Leh. Old Leh. Tour of Old Lech.
Day 6, September 6: Leh - the village of Hemis, Hemis Shang. Photography in the Color Mountains.
Day 7, September 7: Hemis Village - Lake Tso Moriri through Chumotang Hot Springs.
Day 8, September 8: Lake Tso Moriri. Rupshu Valley, nomads.
Day 9, September 9: Lake Tso Moriri - Lake Tso Kar. Valley of Geysers. The second highest pass in the world of Tanglang La. Leh.
Day 10, September 10: Leh - Delhi (air flight).
Tour of Delhi (on request), in the evening transfer to the airport and return to your homeland.

Tour detailed description
Tour takes place
Location: Lakes Pangong, Tso Moriri, Tso Kar, Union Territory Ladakh, India.
1.09.2021 — 10.09.2021
10 days
Seats 12
Free seats 5
Booking is possible till 1.08.2021
Total price — 732 USD
Advance — 160 USD

Attention!
The cost of the tour for reservations before June 1 is 732 USD,
The cost of the tour for reservations after June 1 is 810 USD.

Reservation of places for participation in the advertising tour "Lake Tibet Advertising" occurs when a deposit of 160 USD is made to the account of the Indian travel company INCREDIBLE HIMALAYA PRIVATE LIMITED.

The security deposit is transferred by the tour participant using payment 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.
Security deposit can be paid:
Payments.

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.

Price includes

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 242 USD for the entire route.
3. Breakfast in the village of Hemis.
4. Information support by the organizers from the beginning to the end of the tour.
5. Excursion support of the English-speaking guide of the PhotoTour Project.
6. Lecture-introduction to the culture of Tibetan Buddhism.
7. Lecture on ethnographic and landscape photography in Ladakh.
8. Registration of permits to closed and border zones along the tour route.
9. All fees and taxes on the tour route.

Price does not include

1. Flight to New Delhi airport from the country of residence and back.
ATTENTION!
Air travel from Europe to Delhi and back is very inexpensive:
You can buy these tickets at a cost of about $ 300 in both directions.

2. Flight Delhi - Leh - Delhi. Estimated airfare from $ 80 to $ 150.
Attention!
These tickets are redeemed immediately after making a deposit to participate in the trip:
PhotoTour Project administrators assist tour participants in purchasing these tickets at the lowest cost.
It should also be noted that the sooner tickets are bought, the cheaper they are.

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. Tourist visa to India 25 USD, self-issued online 7 days before arrival in India.
6. Meals during the tour: about $ 100 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.

ATTENTION!
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 15 years to 62 years.

APPLICATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ADVERTISING ROUND TIBET LAKE IS POSSIBLE UNTIL AUGUST 1, 2021.
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.
The minimum number of participants in the group of this tour is 12 people.
The maximum number of participants in the group of this tour is 12 people.

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 19 274 735 (India) - Ilona Kryzhanovskaya, Project Manager PhotoTour, India.
+ 91 95 96 796 372 (WhatsApp, Vacap) - PhotoTour Project, India.

skype:
il-il-il (or search the email address il@phototour.pro) - Ilona Kryzhanovskaya, Head of the PhotoTour Project.

e-mail:
il@phototour.pro - Ilona Kryzhanovskaya, Project Manager PhotoTour
max@phototour.pro - Maxim Savchenko, Technical Director 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).

Short info

THE MOST MANY COLORED COLOR TOUR OF SEASON 2020!)

Our traditional fall tour Tibet Lake Advertising is a beautiful autumn replica of the 2021 summer lake tours.

And - which is important - it costs significantly less than summer tours (half), while retaining all the complexity and richness of the programs of the above.
Moreover - it is on this tour that we will visit an incredibly beautiful place - the Gorge of the Colored Mountains, Hemis Shang, which is not found in any of our summer tours.
I must say that the complexity of the organization and the inaccessibility of the places that we will visit during this tour is a very serious trip.
This is also why the advertising value on this tour is unprecedented, even for us.
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 in the tour is limited, we recommend booking in advance.

And in terms of the travel program - what awaits us during this tour of the high mountain lakes - the tour turns out to be extremely saturated:
1. Three alpine lakes of Ladakh (Small Tibet): Pangong Tso, Tso Kar and Tso Moriri - the places are not just beautiful, the places are fantastic.
2. Visiting remote Tibetan monasteries (gomps), where tourists practically do not get.
3. Visit to the beautiful gorge of Lamayuru, remote villages, Moon Land from the upper military road.
4. A nice addition to the alpine lakes of this tour: we will also walk a lot and beautifully in the valley of geysers.
5. Photography in the inaccessible Gorge of the Colored Mountains.
6. The legendary Burgundy Gorge, where stone mushrooms grow on the slopes and paintings of joyful expressionists are exhibited.

The tour will be interesting for 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 personal 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 along the route and cost, you will not find more than one tour operator. And, as a bonus, learn the basics of travel photography.

We will be happy to pass this journey with you!

Tour detailed description

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, September 1: 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.

Flight Delhi - Leh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Just before Leh flies over the magnificent Colored Mountains - this is where we will go, including during our trip.

Hemi Shang. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Then the plane smoothly turns over the valley and parks in the only airport of Ladakh, here on this wonderful runway:

Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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, September 2: 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.

Buddhist monastery Tiksey Gonpa, Ladakh, Lesser Tibet. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Buddhist monastery Tiksey Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Buddhist monastery Tiksey Gonpa, Ladakh, India. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

White stupas of Shay Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

White stupas of Naropa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

White stupas near the Shay Gonpa Buddhist monastery. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Hotel in Leh.

Day 3, September 3: The village of Vanla. Lamayuru. Moon Earth, about 260 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.

The confluence of the Hindu and Zanskar rivers, Ladakh Valley. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Incredible in beauty, frozen among burgundy cliffs, the Buddhist monastery of Basgo Gonpa.

Buddhist monastery Basgo. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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:

Buddhist monastery of Van La Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

where the most ancient Buddha statue dating back to the 10th century AD has been preserved to this day:

Buddhist monastery of Vanla Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

A lot of landscape photography is planned all day: in Lamayuru we will get into the land of lunar landscapes Moon Land.

Moon Land, Moon Earth, Lamayuru Valley. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Closer to dinner, we arrive in the village of Lamayuru, have lunch and go to the monastery of Lamayuru.

Деревня и буддийский монастырь Ламаюру Гонпа. Тур Тибет Озерный Рекламный: Высокогорные озера, долина гейзеров, Ламаюру, Цветные Горы, 01 - 10.09. 2021 года.

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.

Buddhist monastery Lamayuru Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

We return to Leh along the old military road, which is now used only by army vehicles.
From here, completely different views of the Moon Earth open - there below you can see the road along which we went to Lamayuru:

Moon Land. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

And also on the colorful mountains of the Da Hanu Valley:

Valley Da Hannu. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

And here, in fact, is the road itself, along which we will go down to the Indus Valley.
It looks - yes, cooler than a roller coaster, but completely safe:

Mountain serpentine in Lamayuru. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Mountain serpentine in Lamayuru. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2020 year.
Hotel in Leh.

Day 4, September 4: Leh - Lake Pangong Tso - Leh, about 300 km, 4,200 m.
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.

The road to Lake Pangong Tso from Leh, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Marmot on the way to Lake Pangong Tso, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

And further - to Pangong Lake:

Pangong Tso Lake, Ladakh. Advertiser Tibet Lakes: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, September 01 - 10.09. 2021.

The lake is beautiful. In these two words - all about Pangong).

Озеро Пангонг, Ладакх. Тур Тибет Озерный Рекламный: Высокогорные озера, долина гейзеров, Ламаюру, Цветные Горы, 01 - 10.09. 2021 года.

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 Tso Lake. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

The road to Lake Pangong Tso from Leh, Ladakh. Tibet Lake Tour Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Tsvetnye Gory, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

We arrive in Leh late in the evening. Relaxation.
Hotel in Leh.

Day 5, September 5: Leh. Old Leh. Tour of Old Leh, 3,600 m.
Today we will visit Namgyal Tsemo Monastery and Shankar Gonpa Monastery.
And we will go there on foot - through the whole old Lech.
First we go up to the old royal Leh Palace.

Royal Palace of Lech. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Old Leh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Buddhist monastery Namgyal Tsemo, Leh, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Dukar. Monastery Shamkar Gonpa, Leh, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

From Shamkar Gonpa to the hotel we take a walk on the narrow streets of Old Leh.
Hotel in Leh.

Day 6, September 6: Leh - the village of Hemis, about 70 km, the height of the day Leh (3600 m) - Hemis (3 800 m).
In the morning - moving to the beautiful village of Hemis, about 1, 5 hours, this trip will take.
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.

Buddhist monastery Stakna Gonpa. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

We arrive in the village of Hemis, we are located in a guest house, have lunch and immediately go for a walk in the Shang gorge, yes - it is in that gorge with the incredible Color Mountains that we saw when flying over the Ladakh valley.

Hemis Shang Gorge. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

In the evening, on foot from the village of Hemis, we leave for the Buddhist monastery Hemis Gonpa, in the morning puja (monastery service).
The monastery is located in the immediate vicinity of the village and we just have to go down to the monastery in a few minutes along a picturesque path - and we are on the main square of the Hemis Gonpa monastery:

Hemis Monastery. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Hemis Gonpa Buddhist Monastery is the largest and richest monastery in Ladakh.
It was founded in 1630 by the first incarnation of the Staggs Raspa Navang Gyatso.
There are also versions that in the 17th century the monastery only got the kind that it has today, and it was built in the 11th century, although it transferred a lot of redevelopments from that time.
Therefore, Hemis Gompa is also considered one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh.
The monastery is very significant - the story is this:
Naropa meets Tilopa.
Tilopa - the greatest tantric master - gives Naropa 12 “great” and 12 “small” tasks for manifesting the emptiness and illusory nature of all things.
Naropa is called the "abbot of Nalanda," a monastery university in today's Bihar, India, which flourished before the Muslim invasion.
Perhaps the wars in North India prompted Naropa to go to Ladakh.
Tilopa and Naropa met in Hemis and went to the now-extinct kingdom of Maghad, called Otantra, it is now identified with Odantapuri (Bihar).
Thus, Naropa created the Kagyu school, and Hemis became the birthplace of this school.

Snow lion in a Buddhist monastery Hemis. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

The monastery has preserved and restored beautiful ancient wall paintings.
Including we will visit the Gonpa 21 hypostases of Mother Tara:
it is a small quiet monastery inside the huge Hemis, very calm, but the sensations inside are fantastic.
In the evening we return to our cozy guest house.
Guest house in the village of Hemis.

Day 7, September 7: Leh - Lake Tso Moriri through the Chumotang hot springs, about 200 km.
Heights of the day: Hemis (3,700 m) - Karzok (4,400 m).

Today we go to Lake Tso Moriri, 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.

Lake Tso Moriri from Karzok Monastery, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Mirror of Lake Tso Moriri, Karzok, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.
Hotel in the village of Karzok on Lake Tso Moriri.

Day 8, September 8: Lake Tso Moriri. Rupshu Valley, nomads, about 30 km, 4,400 m.
Today we will spend traveling around Lake Tso Moriri and the surrounding area.
In the morning we leave for the gorge of Korokov Fu, a summer pasture of the Shepherd Shepherds from Korzok.

Lakes Tso Moriri, Karzok, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Baskets Fu, summer pastures of nomads. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

During the day we travel by car to various villages of Changpa nomads.
Of course, yaks - certainly there will be yaks - huge Tibetan fluffy hulks:

Tibetan yaks. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

The floodplain of Lake Tso Moriri. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Hotel on Lake Tso Moriri.

Day 9, September 9: 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:

Kagyar Tso Lake. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Alpine valley of geysers near Tso Kar lake, Ladakh. Advertising Tibet Lake Tour: Alpine lakes, valley of geysers, Lamayuru, Tsvetnoye Gory, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Przhivalsky horses on Tso Kar lake. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Lake Tso Kar, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Salt crust on the shore of Lake Tso Kar, Rupshu Valley. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

View of the Rupshu Valley from the Taglung La Pass, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

View of the Hindu Valley from Tanglang La Pass, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

There will be a lot of stops for landscape photography.

Tibetan village in the upper reaches of the Hindu River, Ladakh. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

And at the end - a magnificent Burgundy Gorge, where stone mushrooms grow along the slopes:

Stone Mushrooms of Burgundy Gorge. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

and the gorge itself is just an exhibition of expressionist paintings:

Burgundy Gorge. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

We make our way along the Burgundy Gorge in the direction of Lech, here we go through such whoppers:

Mountain ranges of Burgundy Gorge. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

Hotel in Leh.

Day 10, August 28: Leh - Delhi (air flight).
In the morning, transfer to Leh Airport and flight Leh - Delhi.

Flight Leh - Delhi. Tour Tibet Lakeside Advertising: Alpine lakes, geyser valley, Lamayuru, Colored Mountains, 01 - 10.09. 2021 year.

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.

Sergey Pobegaev: LADAKH.
according to the results of the photo tour of Lake Tibet: Pangong Tso, Tso Kar, Tso Moriri, 07.20. - 02.08.2014 year.

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