Ladakh Itinerary

18 January to 5 February 2018


My partner Jools and I are about to depart on a photographic tour to Ladakh with Crooked Compass.  There will be about ten of us altogether and with luck we may be able to photograph some snow leopards.


Delhi, India, Ladakh, Landscape, Leh, Photography, Singapore, Snow Leopards, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife


Thursday 18th January: Singapore


Saturday 20th January:  Delhi


Monday 22nd January:  Leh

  • Thiksay Monastery
  • Hemis Monastery
  • Alchi Monastery
  • Likir Monastery
  • Rivers and Mountains
    • Ancient Buddhist capital of Ladakh, in Jammu & Kashmir, close to the border of China.  Essentially a Tibetan cultural area.
    • 3,500 metres = 11,500 feet
    • Temperature: Probably around -5°C to -20°C
    • Shanti Stupa
    • Leh Palace
    • Local monasteries


Thursday 25th January:  Rumbak (Hemis National Park)

  • Camping near remote village
  • 4 to 5 hour walk
  • 3,800 metres = 12,500 feet
  • Temperature: Probably around -5°C to -20°C
  • Potential for snow leopards, bharal, blue sheep, argali, birds, Tibetan wolf


Friday 2nd February: Walk back to Leh

Saturday 3rd February:  Overnight in Delhi

Sunday 4th February: Return to Canberra


I may make a few posts while I am travelling.  That depends on available time and internet connections.  I will have no internet in Hemis National Park and it may not be too good in Leh.

However, I will make temporary posts either when travelling or when I return.  Links to those posts will then appear in this Itinerary post.

It is likely to be some time though before I process all images and make final posts.  I will probably first make final posts for Atacama in 2015 and Cuba & the Caribbean in 2016.