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The window to shoot the Milky Way in Ladakh is a narrow one in June

Photo Credit: Rishad Saam Mehta

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By Team Lounge
Published Aug 15, 2023

Mint Lounge

Shooting in the dark, and in freezing weather, is not easy

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Head to Zanskar for the perfect conditions, taking a route from Manali to Jispa and up to Shinku La

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Photo Credit: Rishad Saam Mehta

Another great spot without light pollution is the Nubra Valley

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Photo Credit: Rishad Saam Mehta

Avoid Hunder and Diskit, instead go to the isolated Lchang Nang Retreat in Tegar village in Nubra Valley

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Photographs shot in Nubra Valley have an ethereal quality to them

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After catching up on sleep during the day, enjoy the walks and local food

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The final stop to shoot the sky is Hanle, India’s first Dark Sky Reserve, 345km south of Nubra 

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Photo Credit: Ishan Saxena

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