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Mesmerising Meghalaya
(Sohra)

So we are back with another tour to Meghalaya, this time with the iconic Shillong and Sohra (also called Cherrapunjee) circuit.

 

You'll be able to experience and photograph the unexplored landscapes, gorgeous waterfalls and brilliant night skies of Khasi Hills under the  guidance of international award winning landscapers.

About Meghalaya

The "Abode of Clouds" is indeed a mesmerising land from the North East of India for reasons extending from quaint cultures, cuisine to awe inspiring landscape scenery. Oh, did we mention the countless waterfalls (that are still getting explored).

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Tour Summary

Dates

8th June to 12th June '24

Participants Group Size

10

Shoot Locations

Sohra and Shillong

Tour Cost per person

Rs 27,500/-, Refer below for TnCs

Key Shoot Themes

Nature landscapes, Nightscapes and Travel photography

Tour Leaders

Himadri Bhuyan, Raajan Dutta

Itinerary Highlights
  • Day 1 Meet and Greet at Guwahati pickup point, Head to Sohra, Lunch on the way. Sunset shoot at Nohkalikai Falls, Catch Ups.

  • Day 2 Sunrise shoot at Seven Sisters, Exploring Prut and Weisawdong falls.  Lunch on the way. Evening/Astro shoots at Dainthlen falls.

  • Day 3 Morning shoot at Diengdoh falls area. Visit Garden of Caves post lunch. Possible Astro shoot in night at the iconic monolith at Mot Palong.

  • Day 4 Exploring the iconic "Sohra Waterfall Circuit" - Mawsawa, Lyngksiar, Janailar. Head to Mawsamai Caves post lunch.

  • Day 5 Head back to Guwahati. Stopover at Umiam Lake (Shillong) for shoot. Lunch on the way. Say our goodbyes and tour closure.

INCLUSIONS:

  • On location photography mentoring including planning, creative vision and shooting

  • On location learning of beginner to advanced Tips/Techniques about landscape image making

  • Image reviews and feedback/inputs during shoots and post shoot catch up sessions 

  • Complete post processing workflow sessions, during non-shoot hours

  • A combined online post processing session for participants on images made during trip, after the tour

  • Experiencing sample gears/kits by Nisi & Vanguard India, for shooting long exposures (on a shared basis)

  • Educational presentations/content

  • Guwahati to Guwahati Pickup-Drop at well connected meet points

  • Travel in comfortable vehicle

  • Stays are at comfortable Home stays or Budget properties, on twin sharing basis.

  • 2 Meals on all tour days (breakfast and dinner).

  • And, last but not the least - a great time shooting, learning and making new friends.

EXCLUSIONS:

  • Expenses of personal nature including tips to locals, shopping etc.

  • Any cost arising out of emergencies (medical/otherwise) for any participant

  • Any entry/camera/other fees, wherever applicable

Photography (and related) Gear Expected from Participants:

  • 1 Camera body

  • 1 Mid range zoom lens (24-70-105 range)

  • 1 Wide angle lens (16 mm or wider, desirable)

  • 1 Telephoto lens (uptil 200mm, optional)

  • 1 Sturdy Tripod

  • 1 Camera Bag

  • Camera accessories like memory cards, spare batteries, chargers, microfiber cloths, small towels etc.

  • Long Exposure Filter Kits (absolutely optional, we can help provide surely)

  • Night gear like headlamps (especially with red light feature), flashlights (desirable)

  • Rain covers for Bag (Much needed. We recommend 2 in fact, for reliable water protection)

  • Poncho/Rain Jacket for self

  • A small Umbrella is even better :)

  • Warm pullovers/Windcheaters to beat the sudden rains/chills/fog :)

  • Though you can get your comfortable hiking shoes, we alternatively suggest a pair of sturdy clogs/crocs (practical foot wears on water logged/wet locations) and a few cotton socks (wet socks work great on slippery terrains !)

  • Rest, of course, is your usual travel checklist !

  • Do try and pack lighter than usual, in case you want to get some local souvenirs back home.

Expectations Setting for Participants:

  • This will be a Budget trip. We’ll ensure that stays are at comfortable Home stays or Budget properties, on a twin sharing basis.

  • Travel will be in comfortable vehicles

  • Pickup and drops will be at well connected common points in Guwahati. Sure, we can help find airport transfers.

  • Female participants are most welcome. Single occupancy will be provided if needed, but that shall incur some extra cost.

  • Non photography participants are most welcome too, but at the same cost as photography participants and long as they are willing to accept the pace of the trip.

  • The core theme for this excursion would be shooting and learning nature landscapes and astro-landscapes but we’ll try our best to enable participants to shoot other aspects of Travel photography as well like but not limited to people portraits and food images etc.

  • Bandwidth contingent, we’ll try to arrange quick street walks of 30 minutes or so for all the participants, to enable them shoot things and scenes non-landscapes as well

  • Astro/Night time landscape shoots shall be conducted as per weather dynamics at locations

  • Rising really early in mornings for pre-dawn/sunrise shoots. Northeast India after all :)

  • Shoots extending into or at times, done during evening twilights and/or night hours for astro-landscape photography (Will be a bit weather contingent, expectedly)

  • A slight bit of hiking will be involved to reach shoot vantage points/locations but nothing that stretches beyond moderate and doable :)

  • Meghalaya being the land of rains, showers at times are expected and normal. We'll try to accommodate the day plans accordingly.

  • Respect for the place and people, at all times

  • Consideration and camaraderie with fellow participants during shoots and tour in general

  • Adherence to general Covid protocols at all times

  • We'll try our best to enable participants do soak in the local culture be it in terms of people interactions or trying out local cuisine or even a general sensitization about the places that we'll visit

  • A Whatsapp group shall be formed before the tour start, to facilitate communications and logistics

Terms & Conditions:

  • 50% of the tour cost to be paid in advance for booking confirmation. Remaining 50% to be paid 15 Days before the tour.

  • Cancellation fee : 25% of the tour cost uptil 10 days prior, 100% of advance after that.

  • In case due to any unforeseen circumstance, a participant wishes to leave in between the trip, no refund shall be provided.

  • Tour plans are contingent to Covid-19 situation. If the tour cancellations occur due to the same, then full refund shall be provided.

  • In case of mid tour cancellation due to any unforeseen event/natural calamity or any situation beyond our control, no pro-rated refund shall be provided.

  • There will be no refund for NO SHOWS

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