Monk at work (courtesy SteveDavey.com)Some of you long-time readers may remember that when we launched the Perceptive Travel Blog on March 21, 2007, one of the original contributors was UK-based travel photographer Steve Davey.

Eventually, Steve had to move on to other obligations, but he still helps judge the Perceptive Travel Remarkable Photo Contest and he also wrote about Debre Damo monastery in Ethiopia for the magazine.

While we were sorry to lose his wit and fabulous photos on the blog, we’ve continued to follow his travels with interest, including the photo tours that he leads all over the world with the support of Intrepid Travel.

The good news is that his latest offering looks really interesting, and we thought we’d share it with our readers.

The “Impressions of Ladakh” photo tour is scheduled for 12 – 27 July, 2010 starting in New Delhi, and Steve will lead a small group (12 people maximum) through this wild mountainous region on a trip that offers….

“A unique opportunity to improve your travel photography, whilst exploring the highlights of Ladakh in the company of a professional travel photographer.”

It’s a wide-ranging itinerary, with notable monateries and towns, the Tak Thok Tse Chu festival¬†and Dharamsala, the home of the exiled Dalai Lama and the government of Tibet in exile. ¬†Note that:

“This tour will be travelling through some difficult territory, and much of it will be at altitude. It will be a more physical trip that others which Steve has run, and a reasonable level of fitness and mobility will be required. If you are concerned about this, please contact Steve to discuss your situation.”

If you’re interested, contact Steve and tell him his old Perceptive Travel blogging friends sent you!