Fri, Oct 16 | Parashar Lake

Prashar Lake Photo Tour

Surrounded by the Dhauladhar ranges in Kullu Valley is a blue-water lake called Prashar. Prashar Lake is a well-kept secret in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh.
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Time & Location

Oct 16, 2020, 9:00 PM – Oct 19, 2020, 11:00 PM
Parashar Lake, Parashar Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India - 175005

About The Event

Prashar Lake follows a charming trail through a forest, several rivulets and also is one of the most photogenic places in India, it’s place where one can enjoy the Photography to the fullest. The place offers a 180 degree view of the Dhauladhar, Pir Panjal and Kinnaur mountain ranges. There is an astounding architecture of the local temple of Prashar Rishi which is next to the lake inside i.e in the Prashar premises only, with its riveting Himachali architecture, blends perfectly for the landscape photography. The temple was built in the thirteenth century. The lake has a floating island in it and it is said to be unclear how deep it is, with a diver not being able to determine its depth.

The core focus of the Tour is on witnessing and capturing the grandiose affair of the stars, where we will, amidst chaos, try to capture the stillness only a photograph can replicate even as the moods are as vibrant and exuberant as they can get. A long exposure of galaxy, a wide landscape of Himalayan Valley, portraits of villagers whose faces tell you stories that never need language, men busy with their daily chores…these are some of the many moments of magic you will get to live and save for later to reminisce about.

Amidst all this, you will witness how the Prashar Lake stands calmly day after day, night after night, doing nothing if not reflecting the world (or however much it can contain of it) making even the most still, resolute things shake gently in its rippling waters, while its banks throb with activities like music, dance, joy, and nature trails. You can make images of this conflicting sight, and if the sky is a riot of colours when you are there, you have more reasons to be grateful for.

For when you’re in Prashar, there’s no other place you’d rather be.

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Detailed Itinerary

16th October 2020: Departure from Delhi (Scheduled Meeting Time: 09:00 PM)

On arrival at the meeting point, all the travellers will be expected to sign a COVID 19 declaration form and needs to get temperature checked as per Norms provided by the Government of India. We would request all the travellers to meet at the given meeting point Sharp by 9:00 pm on 16th October 2020.

Note: In case of any further delays by any traveller, the crew will wait maximum for an hour. Also, the member needs to inform the organizing team beforehand.

17th October 2020: Day 1 at Prashar Lake

On Arrival, we will start the tour by visiting the famous temple dedicated to the sage Prashar next to the lake. Its architecture is unique and attractive. Later we will proceed for the lunch amidst the Himalayan view. After some relaxation, there will be an introductory session with Deepali Rathore followed by a short trek to the sunset point where you can capture the mesmerizing landscape.

Later in the evening, there will be a bonfire set up under the stars with a brief workshop on Long Exposure Photography. All members will be given tips to capture the galaxy through their lens and try various long exposure settings. We will also try several other creative photography tricks like Light Painting, Steel Wool, Star Trail and many more. After Dinner, there will be a JAM Session, where we will share our experiences with each other and our Tour Partner – Deepali Rathore will reveal her secrets to become a digital influencer.

18th October 2020: Day 2 at Prashar Lake

After breakfast, enjoy the photogenic excursion of this beautiful landscape where we will photograph 360-degree view of the astonishing Himalayan range. Continuing the day with a trek of 3kms to Bhairav Temple, which is highly known for its spirituality. After that, we will proceed with lunch and later we will have another workshop on ‘Travel Hacks’ by Sahil Kumar, also known as Musafir with Beard. Following this, we will have a Fashion/Portrait Photography Session with Deepali Rathore. Later at night, we will have a bonfire party along with music, live singing and fun games.

19th October 2020: Departure for Delhi (Scheduled Departure: 10:00 AM)

The next day we will go for Sunrise Photography with a wide panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas. After breakfast, we will have a winding-up session where certificates will be distributed. We will then depart for Delhi at 10 AM and the tour comes to an end.

What’s Included?

  • Travel in Private Tempo Traveller.
  • Camping under the stars on hilltop.
  • Meals for all days (9 meals) and Water Bottles.
  • Bonfire with Music.
  • Workshop Charges.
  • Other Permits and photography fees.

What’s Not Included?

  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered.
  • DSLR Cameras for the workshop.
  • Insurance, laundry and phone calls.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Any sort of cocktails or mocktails.
  • All applicable taxes.
  • Anything that is not included in the inclusions list.

Things to Carry:

  • Valid ID proof for each member
  • Personal toiletries and medication (if any)
  • Warm clothes like windproof jackets, fleece/full sleeve sweater, thermals, woollen cap and socks, mittens and scarf
  • Comfortable clothes like tee-shirts, trousers or tracks
  • Raincoat or poncho to avoid rains
  • Comfortable trekking or hiking shoes
  • Water bottles, backpack, energy bars/snacks, etc.
  • Mosquito & insect repellent
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and tripod
  • Cap or hat
  • Flashlight (with spare batteries)

Terms and Conditions:

  • Limited seats on first come first serve basis.
  • All prices and fares are quoted in Indian Rupees or otherwise specifically stated. The rates are based on current tariffs and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • While we will do everything possible to maintain the listed prices, if it is necessary to levy a surcharge, we reserve the right to do so, and notification will be given at the time of final invoicing.
  • It’s our endeavour to make this the best possible trip that it can be, but we would not be liable for delays/cancellations due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Photographs shot on the tour are properties of the photographers.
  • Photographers abide by the rules and regulations explained by the mentor on the tour and will abide by rules that disallow cameras to be used during specific times of the schedule. (Ex. While another photographer is in action)
  • All guests must carry a Govt. issued Valid ID Card. Accepted Identity cards: Passport, Voter card and Aadhar card.
  • The Management of What a Shot has every right to ban and deport participants who do not abide by the rules and respect the models and crew. No refund will be given to participants who will be deported back in such eventuality.
  • What a Shot shall not be responsible for injuries, damages, or losses caused to any participant in connection with terrorist activities, social or labour unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the our control.
  • In case of any breakdown of the transport in the way, you would have to wait until the transport gets repaired. No backup transport would be provided.
  • As per the weather forecast, we will try our best to organize the tour at the most appropriate time to capture the milkyway galaxy. But, in case if weather is not suitable or if it didn’t meet our expectations, team What a Shot or tour organizers will not be responsible for any such circumstances.
  • Please cooperate with us in keeping the environment clean and safe.
  • All participants attending Prashar Lake Photo Tour organized and conducted by What a Shot must complete and sign a reservation form and the “Registration and Disclaimer” form along with “Covid Declaration Form”.

Payment Terms

  • Complete package charge: ₹9400 per person.
  • ₹5500 in advance for provisional reservation.
  • Remainder (100%) latest by 10th October 2020.
  • Registrations/Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged, cancelled or refunded.

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Please note, the booking is transferable. Not refundable
  • In case of cancellation of reservations and/or tour/travel services due to any avoidable/ unavoidable reason(s) we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive the intimation in writing.
  • During “Peak-Season,” any particular hotel / venue / other service provider may implement a different cancellation policy. The travel agent is bound to follow the specific cancellation policy; and in case of variation from the above stated policy, the excess in cancellation charges will be borne by the guest and not by Bespoke Tours.
  • Modifications/Cancellations sent directly to the hotels/ service providers will not be honoured.

Refund Policy:

  • If the tour or any part thereof cannot be conducted due to Force Majeure or Vis Majeure, 'What a Shot' shall not be responsible to give any refund. However, at its sole discretion, the Company can give the refund based on various factors and the final decision on the quantum of refund shall lie with its management.
  • The client cannot claim Refund if he/ she does not or cannot utilize any of the services like hotels, sightseeing, rides, meals, entrance fees, optional tours, etc due to any reason whatsoever.

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What a Shot and its organizers strictly prohibit the utilization of any Narcotics and Banned substances during the tours and would not be responsible for any adversities due to the same. Weapon, Fireworks and toxic substances are not allowed at this tour. Management would not be responsible for any person who has been found guilty under the Indian Law. The organizers reserve the rights to evict any camper anytime without any refund if his/her actions violate any rules.

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Travel Insurance:

What a Shot strongly recommends purchasing travel insurance that protects you and your investment in the event of a sudden emergency before or during your trip and coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, illness, injury, and damage, loss or theft of baggage, as well as emergency assistance.

Important:

The itineraries and staff presented on this website are subject to modification and change by What a Shot or its designated tour operator. Every reasonable effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but alterations may still occur after final itineraries are sent. What a Shot makes every attempt to provide photographic opportunities during the best possible light, but this is often compromised by daily itineraries and travel schedules. Since the best light is just after sunrise and just before sunset when the Sun is low, it is impossible to visit all locations during these limited hours. What a Shot makes every attempt to instruct throughout the tour. It is important that you arrive with a working knowledge of your camera's settings. What a Shot does not provide any classroom instruction on the basic camera operation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek out your mentor when you need help.

Health Requirements:

You must be in good physical and mental health. You must be able to maintain the pace of the group throughout the tour. Any physical condition, diet, or treatment requiring special attention must be reported in writing when you register. Failure to participate in daily activities due to physical or mental health will not result in any refund. For special dietary requirements, we do our best to convey this information to restaurants and food establishments, but the communication of these requirements to restaurants and food establishments is ultimately your responsibility.

Photography:

We reserve the right to take photographs or videos during the operation of any tour or part thereof and to use the resulting photography, videos, or recordings for promotional or commercial use.

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Copyright in all photographs, video, and related materials created by the participant (“tour Materials”) shall belong to the participant upon creation. The participant grants to What a Shot a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable license to use any tour Materials provided to What a Shot and/or the Tour Operator in any media for the following limited purposes: editorial use, promotion of this editorial use and promotion of What a Shot travel programs.

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