Astro Photography Trip to Spiti Valley, India | Milky Way photography Tour & Workshop

Chasing The Milky Way-AstroPhotography Trip To Spiti

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Learn Astro Photography Trip To Spiti

UPDATE:

The August Group got Sold Out but due to an emergency with two of the participants, we have 2 Last Minute Spots that have become available in the August group.

The September Group now has 3 Spots left.

How many times have you come across pictures of insane star-studded nights with the milky way and those crazy star trails  on the internet and wondered, “How the heck did he click that ?”

HERE is your answer!

Come with us as we make our way to some of the most remote and truly magical spots across the world! These havens known as “Dark Sky Zones” will completely blow your mind when u just look up at the sky to actually gaze at the billions of stars shining like rebel diamonds wherever your eye wanders.

And we are not just going there to look at the heavens, we are actually going to learn how to capture the heavens in their true glory, with our cameras!

And no, you don’t need to be a God Level Photographer to be able to do this, you just need to understand and learn the process of Astrophotography from a Master, just like for any other kind of photography! And luckily our friend and Astrophotographer Supreme, Nimit Nigam, is just that guy.

Believe us when we tell you that these won’t be pictures you learn to make, these will be memories of your conversations with the universe at our Learn Astro Photography Trip To Spiti.

In August and now even September we are headed to the mad gorgeous wilderness of Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh for 6 sleepless nights chasing the Milky Way !!!

Read on for more details….

IMPORTANT NOTE: While it may/may not rain a little here & there in Manali since technically its still monsoon time in Manali but Spiti is 6 hours away from Manali by road has its own unique terrain and weather system that doesn’t follow the weather in Manali.

This is an excellent time for our Learn Astro photography Trip To Spiti.

UPDATE:

The August Group of our Astro Photography trip to Spiti got Sold Out but due to an emergency with two of the participants, we have 2 Last Minute Spots that have become available in August.

The September Group now has 3 Spots left.

 GROUP DATES:

August Group –  20th August 2017 ( Reach Manali) – 26th August (Leave from Manali) – 2 last minute spot available

September Group – 10th September ( Reach Manali) – 16th September (Leave from Manali) – 4 Spots left

NOTE:

  • While it may/may not rain a little here & there in Manali since technically it’s monsoon time around there, Kaza/Spiti are 10 hours away from Manali by road and the weather is a different story there and this is an excellent time to be in Spiti which has its own weather and clear views of the heavens during this time, so don’t worry 🙂

*** You can choose to further extend your trip or go earlier than these dates as per your own plans

While it may/may not rain a little here & there in Manali since technically its still monsoon time in Manali in September but Spiti is 6-7 hours away from Manali by road and has its own unique terrain & weather system that doesn’t follow the weather in Manali.

This is an excellent time to be in kaza / Spiti for clear skies!

The Sun should be out in the day with pleasant weather and nights will be a little chilly of course, so make sure you carry appropriate insulated clothing for our Astro photography Trip To Spiti.

Spiti is not just known for its surreal views during the day but is also the No.1 Spot in India to spot the Milky Way! It is about 6 hours away from Manali and has its own unique weather system that doesn’t follow the weather in Manali at all.

This small group Learn Astrophotography Trip To Spiti is planned in a way to give you enough time to explore the incredible desert mountain madness of Kaza and Spiti in the day and to learn different techniques of Astrophotography at night from the awesome, Nimit Nigam.

 And of course, there will be short treks and bonfires and a lot of other fun stuff for you to be a part of with the group. Each day will end with a discussion related to your clicked photographs and tips from Astro Photography Genius, Nimit.

Here are some of the highlights of the trip:

• Milkyway and Star Trail Photography Program for Beginners

• Steel wool and Creative Photography for Beginners

• Review Sessions for your Photography

• Astro Photo Editing Tips

• Certificates

• All day travel and Transfers by private vehicle for the group

• Local exploration during the day – Langza, Hikkim (World Highest Post Office), Key Monastery, Kibber etc etc

• Camping, Bonfire and Night Shoot at Komic ( The World’s highest Village).

Awesome people just like you, come for our trips from various cities and countries and we don’t like for it to be too crowded. So we cap the average number per group between 8  – 12 people with a healthy ratio.

These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences, not those touristy hordes being packed up in buses like sheep 🙂

 September Group:

  • 10th September ( Sunday): Arrive in Manali at any time as per your convenience, Overnight stay in Manali.
NOTE: You can choose to arrive in Manali a day early i.e 9th September, Saturday if you like on your own, we can manage your stay for the extra night.
  • 11th September (Monday): Departure for Kaza/Spiti,  Introduction to AstroPhotography Workshop Briefing and a test shoot at night.
  • 12th September   (Tuesday): Chill in the day. Leave for Key monastery in evening for sunset and Milkyway shoot with Key Monastery.
  • 13th September  (Wednesday): Local sightseeing in the day around Spiti and in the night we will do a Bonfire and Astrophotography shoot near Kaza
  • 14th September  (Thursday): A short trek in the day and in the night we will shoot in Komic ( The World’s Highest Village)
  • 15th September (Friday): Back to Manali, free day to chill and overnight in Manali.
  • 16th September  (Saturday): Leave for Delhi at night or Stay back on your own and explore more as per your own plan.

 

August Group:

  • 20th August ( Sunday): Arrive in Manali at any time as per your convenience, Overnight stay in Manali.
NOTE: You can choose to arrive in Manali a day early i.e 19th Aug, Saturday if you like on your own, we can manage your stay for the extra night.
  • 21st August (Monday): Departure for Kaza/Spiti,  Introduction to AstroPhotography Workshop Briefing and a test shoot at night.
  • 22nd August (Tuesday): Chill in the day. Leave for Key monastery in evening for sunset and Milkyway shoot with Key Monastery.
  • 22nd August (Wednesday): Local sightseeing in the day around Spiti and in the night we will do a Bonfire and Astrophotography shoot near kaza
  • 24th August (Thursday): A short trek in the day and in the night we will shoot in Komic ( The World’s highest Village)
  • 25th August(Friday): Back to Manali, free day to chill and overnight in Manali.
  • 26th August (Saturday): Leave for Delhi at night or Stay back on your own and explore more as per your own plan.
Note: The itinerary may change depending on weather and other circumstances

 

  • All transfers from Manali onwards to Kaza/Spiti and back to Manali and transfers during our stay and exploration around Kaza/Spiti as per the itinerary for this Astro photography trip to Spiti are all taken care of by us.
  • Bus Ticket to  Manali and back from Delhi/Chandigarh is not included and you have to buy that on your own and reach Manali anytime at your own convenience.
  •  You can choose to come in a cab or your own car if you like OR we will help connect you with other participants on a WhatsApp group and perhaps you can share a cab from Delhi/Chandigarh to Manali with them.

Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley located high in the Himalayan mountains in the north-eastern part of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The name “Spiti” means “The Middle Land”, i.e. the land between Tibet and India.

It possesses a distinctive Buddhist culture similar to that found in the nearby Tibet Autonomous Region and the Ladakh region of India. The valley and surrounding region is one of the least populated regions in India and is the gateway to the northernmost reaches of the nation. Along the northern route from Manali, Himachal Pradesh or Keylong via the Rohtang Pass or Kunzum Pass respectively, the valley lies in the North East of the Indian hill state of Himachal Pradesh, and forms part of the Lahaul and Spiti district.

The sub-divisional headquarters (capital) is Kaza, Himachal Pradesh which is situated along the Spiti River at an elevation of about 12,500 feet (3,800 m) above mean sea level.

Lahaul and Spiti are surrounded by high mountain ranges. The Rohtang Pass, at 13,054 feet (3,979 m), separates Lahul and Spiti from the Kullu Valley. Lahul and Spiti are cut off from each other by the higher Kunzum Pass, at 15,059 feet (4,590 m)

  • Beginners, Enthusiast and even Advanced Program Astrophotography Workshop
  •  Creative Photography using Steelwool etc
  • Accommodation in Manali for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation at Kaza/Spiti Valley in a comfortable local hotel with breakfast for 4 nights
  • Camping and bonfire at Komic
  • Day travel and excursions and Transfers from Manali to Kaza/Spiti and back to Manali in a private vehicle for the group during our Learn Astro Photography Trip To Spiti
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Camera, Tripod and lenses etc
  • Bus Ticket Delhi – Manali -Delhi ( You can choose to come in a cab or your own vehicle to Manali if you like OR we will help connect you with other participants on our Whatsapp group and you can share a taxi with them from Delhi/Chandigarh. Once you reach Manali, everything from there on is taken care of by us completely of course.

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