Ah, the life of a globe-trotting photographer! Régis just got back from two whirlwind photo trips to Uzbekistan, and now it’s my turn to lead a merry band of camera-wielding enthusiasts on a two-week escapade through the stunning landscapes of Ladakh. Yes, you heard that right—Ladakh, the land of high passes, monasteries perched on cliffs, and landscapes that will make your jaw drop like a camera lens cap.


As I prepare for this epic journey, my trusty Nikon Z6II is getting all charged up, ready to capture every pixel-perfect moment. And how could I overlook the lenses – especially the Nikon 24mm f1.8 gem, the unsung champion capable of framing a portrait against Ladakh’s breathtaking backdrop with finesse? The sheer delight of harmonizing people with the majestic mountains, the centuries-old monasteries, and the quaint village abodes is pure bliss. It’s akin to a photography utopia, albeit at a seriously lofty altitude – the ideal lens for capturing the essence of the moment in a journalistic style.

Monks in Ladakh

And then there’s the Nikon 70-200 f4, my ticket to capturing the vastness of Ladakh’s landscapes. With this bad boy, I can play around with compression, layering different elements like a pro. Imagine those towering peaks in the background, with a monastery in the foreground, and maybe a few locals going about their daily lives. It’s like creating a visual symphony with my camera—each click a note in the grand composition of Ladakh’s beauty.

I never thought I’d see the day when all my camera gear could fit in one bag. But lo and behold, the Lowepro Passport Sling III Camera Bag is my perfect companion! I’ve got lenses, filters (ND), batteries, you name it, all snug as a bug in this handy little bag. On the side, the equipment can’t be enough without a steady tripod for long exposures and maybe stary skies… and spare batteries in case of cold weather as battery can die quicker and a laptop to review the photos together.


Now, packing for Ladakh is no joke! I mean, I thought I was just going on a photography expedition, but turns out I need to be prepared for a weather rollercoaster. Four seasons in a day? So here I am, stuffing my bag with more layers than a fancy cake. I’ve got thermals, sweaters, jackets, you name it. And let’s not forget the rain jacket – gotta stay truthy dry, right? Oh, and a scarf for that extra touch of fashion. And UV glasses? Check. Sun protection? Double check. And comfortable shoes? No trekking for us, thank you very much but a good pair of shoes or… two.

We’ll be strolling around like models, capturing epic shots and looking fabulous while doing it!


Then, when all ready, I just can’t wait t for the first day of our photography adventure… and the joys of sipping tea after tea! It’s like a rite of passage for us intrepid explorers, acclimating to the high altitude with each delicate sip. We may not be scaling mountains or battling fierce beasts, but we are definitely conquering the challenge of frequent bathroom breaks. It’s all part of the experience, right?

Are you guys ready?

Monk Ladakh

So, to my fellow return customers, pack your bags, charge your batteries, and get ready for an adventure like no other. Ladakh awaits, with its rugged beauty, its warm-hearted people, and its endless photo opportunities. Let’s make memories, let’s capture moments, and let’s have a darn good time doing it. Time to hit the road, folks—see you there!