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Where Culture, Photography, and Storytelling Converge

The Shutter Summit.

Manali | Keylong | Chandratal

The Shutter Summit 2023

Welcome to The Shutter Summit, an extraordinary experience designed to captivate the explorer within you. Our platform unites individuals who share a deep love for the hills and possess a burning passion to uncover their hidden secrets, each with their own unique perspective. At The Shutter Summit, we don't simply hike; we fully immerse ourselves in the essence of living in the mountains. If you are that adventurous soul seeking new horizons, allow us to accompany you on an unforgettable journey into the unknown.

The Shutter Summit offers an opportunity to connect with the rich cultures of the mountains and receive expert mentorship to skillfully capture their vibrant essence through the lens of your camera. Join us at The Shutter Summit and embark on an extraordinary adventure, becoming one with the Himalayas while honing your photographic skills and embracing the beauty and diversity that awaits.

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Abu Sufiyan is a Delhi-based Culture Revivalist and Google Alumni. He’s the founder of Purani Dilli Walo Ki Baatein, which is the Old Delhi-based largest socio-cultural impact community organisation working on a revival of old Delhi's culture. It is one of the first socio-cultural impact communities that became a model for many city-based pages in India.

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He is an internationally acclaimed artist who has received numerous awards and accolades for his exceptional work in the field of photography. He has been published by prestigious publications including The Times, Vogue, Architectural Digest India, The New York Times, etc and his photographs have been exhibited in renowned museums, festivals and galleries across the globe.

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Embark on a Journey of Culture, Connection, and Captivating Imagery at The Shutter Summit

Welcome to The Shutter Summit, where the magic of human connection blossoms amidst the digital landscape. Step into a world where cultural exploration, breathtaking landscapes, and the art of storytelling converge to create an unforgettable experience.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of local communities as we hike through picturesque villages and charming hamlets. Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of authentic cuisine, savoring the essence of local culture with every bite. Along the way, we'll discover hidden gems, soak in rejuvenating hot springs, and breathe in the beauty of awe-inspiring scenic spots.

Accompanied by acclaimed photographer Taha Ahmad, you'll embark on transformative photography sessions. Dive into the art of visual storytelling, honing your skills in narrative building, editing techniques, and the artistry of mobile photography. Under Taha's expert guidance, you'll capture the essence of your surroundings and bring your vision to life through your lens.

Prepare to be captivated by the mesmerizing presentations of Abu Sufiyan, a renowned storyteller and city chronicler. Through his enchanting tales, you'll unlock the power of verbal storytelling and gain valuable insights into the realm of culture marketing. Expand your horizons as you discover the profound impact that stories can have on creating meaningful connections.

As the sun sets, gather around bonfires, forging bonds with fellow participants and embracing the spirit of community. The journey continues with nights spent under starlit skies, camping amidst nature's embrace. Each moment becomes an opportunity for connection, reflection, and inspiration.

Upon the summit's conclusion, we celebrate the culmination of your creative endeavors with an exhibition showcasing the extraordinary photographs captured by participants. As we share the beauty and diversity of our experiences, a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to preserving the environment we hold dear.

Unleash your creativity, forge lifelong connections, and become part of a community that values the power of human interaction in a digital age. The Shutter Summit awaits—let your journey begin.





The Homstel is a haven of tranquility nestled in the heart of Manali. With its cozy and inviting atmosphere, it offers a warm and homely experience for travelers seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. The attention to detail, friendly staff, and breathtaking views make it an ideal retreat for those looking to unwind and rejuvenate. 

Village Chichoga, Left Bank, Manali, Himachal Pradesh 175131
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