astro-Retreat in Leh

Leh, Ladakh

*Registrations to start from June 16 through July 15, 2024.

Leh, a high altitude desert, located in trans-himalayans region in the Union territory of Ladakh is paradise of adventure travellers and astronomy enthusiasts. With Bortle class 1 skies all along, the place offers one of the best skies in India with majestic Himalayas all around. The average elevation of the Union territory is 3550m of 11,650ft. 

The trip highlights:

  • High altitude desert ensures stable atmosphere for sharp images.
  • Isolated location hence darkest of skies available in India.
  • 7 nights of Deep Space Astrophotography & Stargazing.
  • Accommodation on all nights in best possible options in terms of comfort and sky conditions.*
  • Breakfast and Dinner included. Tea/coffee and snacks in the morning, evening and late night included.*

*Accommodation in these remote places are usually arranged either at cheap motels or home stays. Finding either one in the peak season is a luxury. However the beauty of the place is unparalleled and you will be amazed by the beautiful vistas during the day and amazing night skies during the night.

*Meals would be a mix of Indian, local and fast food cuisine. 

Please read our COVID-19 Guidelines to understand how we are ensuring your safety while you enjoy the night sky.

Generic Program detail

  • Since the stay will be at a variety of places, there are no fixed details on this. Once the bookings are done, we can go ahead with these details.
  • Astronomy gear for visual observation and astrophotography with experts.
  • Astrophotography expertise on your own equipment.
  • Availability of special cameras and filters for your testing and imaging.
  • Usually cold to very cold. Nights can be freezing cold even in summer season. Carry heavy woollens with gloves, cap and woollen socks. Rainfall is rarely witnessed. An umbrella or plastic bags for your equipment might be a good idea to carry.
  • Carry heavy woollens.
  • Carry your Telescope, camera, all accessories and tripod.
  • Carry your medicines, and other essential items. Make sure to carry Dimox or similar drug as AMS can be fatal. 
  • Carry some snacks and chocolates for night munching and on the journey.
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