1:) Himalayas from your flight to Leh: While you are in your aircraft remember to take the seat on the right hand side of the plane and you might just be too delighted to click the Himalayas from that height and a view of some peaks like Nanda Devi & various other un-named peaks if you can identify them.
2:) Lingshed village/Lingshed Solar School: You would not want to miss this if you are on Chadar and you would fall in love with the place when you see how kids study with bare-minimum study materials or should I even add the infrastructure/funding.
3:)Play of Light & Shadows (Grandeur of Zanskar Ranges) : Chadar Trek gives you huge opportunity to get into a game of light and shadows as the nature plays the game with you. You would be rewarded with numerous opportunities to click exciting pictures.
4:) Frozen Confluence of Zanskar & Indus
5:) Monasteries/Monks/Ancient Scripts: Karsha ,Thiksey, Hemis and Shey Monasteries
6:)Cute Kids: The red cheek kids will hold your eyes every now and then. You would wanna capture them with all the love.
7:) Frozen River Shot (Different Photographers/Different Angles/Different Views throughout the trek)
8:) Snowleopard: Even the best of the photographers haven’t been able to do it on Chadar as its not easy to sight him but some amateurs have gotten lucky to click one. You might just be the next one !
9:)Life of Zanskari Porters/Guides/Cooks through your Lens (Observe them throughout your trek- Most often missed by explorers)
10:) Landscape Photography: If you are in Leh then you will get one of the finest photographs as the views of the zanskar ranges are totally clear in the winters.
11:) Night Shots: This is your skill and moonlight Himalayas are always a delight to the eyes.
12:) Padum Village Festival (If you are taking the 16 days trek)
13:)Homestay: Warmest welcome ever? These people would greet you every time with Juley which will win your heart straight away. Ever captured Happy Welcoming Gestures Faces?
14:)Life@Leh: Capture the city of Leh with your lens and with your creativity. (The city is alive,-only the river is frozen)
15:) Famous Frozen Waterfall
Don’t Forget the ever changing frozen Zanskar River. Juley!
Now I won’t help you with What to carry as a photographer but don’t forget the BATTERY/extra BATTER also.
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