Nepal Photography Tour takes you to Nepal's best photographic location. As tour operators and travelers, we all take photographs to capture the places' natural beauty, culture, people, and moments. Nepal is the best destination for photographers right from Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world to the birthplace of Buddha, Chitwan National Park, the most beautiful city Pokhara and we are sure you will find your perfect location.
Our Exciting photography tour itinerary for mixed ability photographers explore medieval kingdoms, pagoda temples and remote hillside villages beautiful mountain of Nepal. Join us on an almost epic journey and take best pictures of all the delightful sights you come across in our Nepal Photography Tour program. This 7 days photography tour will let you explore various religious and cultural sites in Kathmandu, Nepal's old cities of Patan, Bhaktapur, and Nagarkot's nearby hill station for the perfect photo click.
Next to Kathmandu, you will head of to Pokhara to capture Nepal's on of the most beautiful sunrise in the Sarangkot hill near Pokhara Click some award-winning pictures in and around the major cities in Nepal. Good Luck.
This tour is offered only for Solo female, group of female, Couple or Couple with Kids and Senior Citizen
By booking this private tour you will not only enjoy personalized service with the guide in English, French, German and Spanish etc., you can also do it any day of the week and you will have several schedules to choose from. Also, if you're a large group, you'll save money!
This trip cost is approximately about US$ 1150 per person in the twin shareing basis. Please Contact us for group price or more help.
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Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, look out for our representative who will be holding a playcard with your name on it. A short drive and you will be in your hotel. after you are rest, discuss the details of the trip and meet your tour guides. In the evening you can head over to Thamel, the main tourist hub where you can have some good time at the bar or a club.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
We'll start early today as the morning's early hours are the perfect time to take some great pictures. After breakfast, get your camera ready first we'll take a short drive to Pashupatinath Temple, it is one of the largest Hindu Temple in the world. You can see throngs of worshippers offering their devotion to the Gods in the early hours of the morning; this would be a good place to photograph people. The stone idols splashed with vermilion, the age-old temple carvings, the prayer chants, ringing bells, and the smell of incense all mix together to offer a perfect picture of Nepal's religious lifestyle. We are sure you are going to capture some good memories here.
After this, we will drive for another half hour towards Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest Buddhist Stupas. Here you will notice that most of the people are of Tibetan descent; as you enter the gate you can see the massive stupa rise above the ground. The smell of incense reminds me of pine forests and the whole place looks alive with people going about their daily business. The brick and stone walkway that circles the stupa is lined with spinning prayer wheels; you can click away to your heart's content. After this, we drive back to the hotel for a break.
In the evening, we will gear up again and drive to Swyambhunath Stupa, better known as the "Monkey Temple." Look out for the playful monkeys as you climb 365 stone steps to the top of a hill, where the Swyambhunath Stupa is situated. At the top, you will be rewarded with astounding views of the sunset and the Kathmandu Valley. This would be the ideal time and place to capture some romantic sunset photos, as the daylight fades the temple lights glows a perfect setting for some nighttime photography. Drive back to the hotel.Overnight in Kathmandu.
The city of Patan is another spot for photographers. This age-old place that lies in the Lalitpur district, which is in the Kathmandu valley, Patan still holds the charm of the times gone by. Our guides will be there at your hotel in the morning. Sit back comfortably in a comfortable private vehicle and watch the world go by, it takes 30 minutes to the ancient city of Patan in Lalitpur district. Once there, an arched gateway welcomes you to the old city of "Patan." As you walk past the whitewashed gate, you enter a square lined with cafes, grocery stores and huge iron bells. Still beyond the alleys lie mostly medieval neighborhoods of the city. Temples and Stupas are in abundance, in various shapes, sizes and antiquity. Take all the pictures you want.
After Patan, we will drive to another ancient city of Bhaktapur around 16kms or 9 miles from Patan, Bhaktapur or locally referred to as "Bhadgaon falls in Bhaktapur district in the Kathmandu valley.
Bhaktapur takes you back in time, as it has a pastoral appeal about it. The brick-laden walkways lead you to temples with intricately carved out woodwork. The city itself gives you and perception of times gone by. As you reach the square, you can witness the biggest Temple in Bhaktapur the Nyatapol. It was built in the 17th century the Temple still stands strong today, despite the recent earthquake. Walk ahead and peek at the 55 embroidered windows, as the "Golden Gate" further ahead you access the palace's inner areas. The great pagoda-styled temples and monuments that dot the square give a perfect example of Nepalese architecture's expressive and complex design back in ages.
Both the cities of Patan and Bhaktapur are listed on the UNESCO heritage site. They are inhabited by the larger indigenous population of "Newars" in the Kathmandu valley. So all this will serve as good cultural photography locations
Finally, we drive up 7200 feet up to the Nagarkot, were the astounding views of the rolling hills and mountains await you. Nagarkot has one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley. The visible mountain ranges include the Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range), and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. After you exhausted your camera's batteries, we'll head back to your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we will take an early morning flight to Pokhara, the city of lakes. After some rest, we will start with our Pokhara photography sightseeing tour. The city is dotted with placid lakes. We are sure that the Phewa Lake view with the serene Fishtail Mountain in the backdrop will surely inspire the photographer in you. We'll drive you to Davis falls, which is an underground waterfall. The water flows under the ground through its natural tunnel of 500 feet from the fall made by the water currents beneath the land.
After spending some time at the falls, we will visit the Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, which is quite close by. The cave is rumored to be the longest cave in Nepal, estimated at about 2950 meters, it was discovered in the 16th century. If you have not caved before, you will definitely find this intriguing.
Next, we will visit the International Mountain Museum which was initiated with the focus on maintaining orderly records of the successful eight-thousanders, geographic vegetation, and wildlife and human activities in the range, the International Mountain Museum is located at the footstep of fishtail peak and gateway to the mountain region. The shape of the museum roof itself resembles mountains in the skyline.
Surprisingly the Seti River passes right through the city of Pokhara, but you will not see it, you will have to look for it. The Seti River has cut a deep narrow gorge and the water is milky white, the river can be viewed from the park just north of Old Pokhara near the Gurkha Museum or from Mahendra pul (pul: Bridge).
Next, we will drive to the old Bazaar (Market) to see the Bindabasini Temple. Bindabasini temple is standing atop a hill, the white pagoda styled Temple is of great religious importance Nepal'sthe Hindu population and the Temple is dedicated to Durga, the goddess of power. After you take photos you can stroll around the old bazaar. In the evening we drive back down to your hotel, you can take some time out at the Lakeside area, a popular tourist hub.
Overnight in Pokhara.
We take a short drive up to Sarangkot hill to witness and photograph one of the world's best sunrises. The Sarangkot hill is buzzing with activities; you can opt for paragliding as the option is available on request. After that we will head back to the hotel for some well-deserved breakfast, as we will be taking a short 2-hour hike to the World Peace Stupa.
The World Peace Pagoda was built by Nichidatsu Fujii a Japanese Buddhist monk and a spiritualist, it is also known as "Shanti Stupa" in the Nepalese language and is located atop a hill. The view of Annapurna range in the background simply takes your breath away. Also, the Pokhara Valley view below with its pristine lakes makes a perfect setting for some pro-sunset photography, so capture this moment.
We will drive down to our hotel, as you might get tired after that hike.
Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we'll take a flight back to Kathmandu. The tour does not end here we still have some more photographic locations to explore in Kathmandu. We'll drive to the historic city of Kirtipur, to photograph the Bagh Bairab temple, the Temple is one of the most popular temples dedicated to the God Bhairab in the form of a tiger. Also the Chilancho Stupa a medieval Buddhist Shrine and other Hindu and Buddhist shrines.
After Kirtipur, we make a brief stop at the Chovar Gorge and then move on towards the Dakshinkali Temple, which is located 22 kms or 13 miles from Kathmandu. The Temple is dedicated to Godess Kali, who stands for destruction, the Dakshinkali Temple is located in middle of dense forest, perfect setting for religious photography.
In the evening, we will drive back to your hotel, take on Kathmandu's streets and click some urban pictures. You can stroll around and do some last minute souvenir shopping in Thamel or just hang out in the bar in the evening.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Have some breakfast, after that our representative will escort you to the airport. This may be a short stint, but Nepal still has amazing locations for photographers. You can book a trek with us if you like high altitude photography, safe journey for now!
This Tour runs all time of the year but we recommend doing during either Spring (March to May) or Autumn (September to November). Nepal is a country whose climate depends on the monsoon. There is usually a dry season, which runs from October to May, and the monsoon season, from June to September.
From June to September, the monsoon season is characterized by heavy and violent rains that reach their peak between mid-June and the end of August. We do not recommend this period of heavy rainfall when the heat intensifies. In September, the rains become less intense, especially in the valleys, especially those near Tibet where they are even non-existent.
The dry season, from October to April, is the most recommended. This is the time when Nepal's traditional festivals take place. The sunshine is important, the atmosphere pleasant during the day, with maximum temperatures reaching, in Kathmandu, 16 degrees C in January, the coldest month. February, March, April and November are the most pleasant as the air softens, with maximum temperatures reaching 24oC in April. Excellent period for tourism and trekking, the dry season is preferred to discover Nepal.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers
Our guides will advise you on the photographic locations throughout the tour.
We will arrange for all the official papers and necessary documents for the tour.
Our tour guides are professional, English speaking, and knowledgeable.
The tour includes many cultural and historical locations. Right from temples, stupas to ancient squares are very good for photography. The Nepal Photography Tour also includes scenic locations in Pokhara, for the best sunrise and sunset photos.
Yes, you can take pictures of mountains from the Nagarkot Hill in Kathmandu, which is located at 7200 feet. Another location for mountain photography is Sarangkot hill in Pokhara.
Europe and Nepal share pretty much the same weather, completely opposite of the Australian seasons. January is the coldest month and July is the hottest. We can say that Nepal's climate is moderate, meaning that winters are dry and summers are hot.
The important thing to note is that the climate in Nepal differs significantly because of the huge range in altitude and landscape. Monsoon lasts from around the end of June to the end of August. About 80 percent of the rainfall occurs during this period throughout the country, but the year's remainder is dry.
March to May is spring and September to November is autumn and they are also the most pleasant seasons. During winters (December, January and February), temperatures drop down with a high snowfall level, especially in the high mountain areas.
It is always a good idea to have a travel insurance policy while traveling to Nepal. Nepal is an adventure destination and most of the tourists who visit Nepal come to see the high Himalayan Peaks and experience different adventure sports.
If you are planning to trek in Nepal, you will reach above 4000m in most of the treks in Nepal and it is best to have a policy that covers medical and emergency rescues. Helicopter rescues and emergency evacuation is common in Nepal so you have to choose insurance wisely.
We offer airport pick-up and drop-off services. On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will meet you and drive you to your hotel. On the last day of your trip you will be transferred to the international airport well in time (3 hours prior to your flight’s scheduled departure) to catch your flight.
We advise you to visit a physician specializing in travel-related illnesses six months before your trip’s departure. Take the required boosters and vaccinations. Some of the vaccinations require six months for a complete course and it is advisable to take the full course before embarking on an adventure to a foreign country. You may not have to worry about tropical illnesses if you are trekking in the mountains. You highly recommended COVID 19 Vaccine.
Nepal is one of the safest and hospitable countries in the world for travelers. Nepalese are very warm and friendly towards tourists and most of them go out of their way to help visitors visiting their country. Having said that, to be on the safe side one should always take care of one’s belongings. Keep your cash, jewelry and expensive gadgets and accessories in a safe place. Try not to venture out alone during nighttime, especially at places where there are fewer people.
All foreigners except Indians need to have a visa to enter Nepal. Unlike other countries, Nepali consulates and embassies overseas issue visas without much fuss. Visas are also issued on the spot at Tribhuvan International Airport or at the border checkpoints.
It can easily be obtained at the Nepal/China border as well. When you arrive at the airport you must fill in an application form and provide a passport photograph. A single entry visa is valid for 15, 30 or 90 days and it costs $25,40. You can pay this amount in any major currency at the airport, but some land crossings insist on payment in USD. Children under 10 are required to have a visa but are not charged for the same. If you are planning to visit India, Tibet, and Bhutan you could apply for a multiple entry visa. You can change your single-entry visa to a multiple entry visa at Kathmandu’s Central Immigration Office. Keep in mind that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when you submit your visa application. For further information, you can easily contact the Embassy of Nepal.
All foreign nationals entering Nepal are required to arrange a visa either on arrival or beforehand. A Nepalese visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport. Please note that nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon Arrival. Nepalese visa can also be secured at entry points at Nepalese borders. A digital photo (size: 1.5” * 1.5”) will be required and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency:
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