Nepal Photography Tour

Duration: 11 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KKTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 2100

Highlights

  • Explore the bustling streets of Kathmandu and visit many historical sites
  • Capture the spiritual essence of Nepal by photographing the colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze at sacred stupas and monasteries
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal, photographing locals dressed in traditional costumes and documenting their daily lives
  • Embark on a thrilling safari jeep ride through Chitwan National Park, capturing shots of tigers, rhinoceros, and other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat
  • Visit the home of Lord Gautam Buddha, explore world-class monasteries and sacred garden
  • Capture the enchanting beauty of Pokhara, with its serene lakes, caves, waterfalls
  • Get to see distant views of the Himalayan mountains, including Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, etc

Nepal Photography Tour: 11 Days

Embark on an adventurous Photography Tour in Nepal and discover the very best photography locations that this remarkable country has to offer. This 11 day tour not only allows you to capture stunning images but also provides a platform for further developing your photography skills while exploring Nepal's major highlights.

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Nepal is a captivating country that offers breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. For photography enthusiasts, Nepal is a paradise waiting to be captured through their lenses. With its diverse terrain, vibrant traditions, and stunning landmarks, a photography tour in Nepal promises a visual feast like no other.

Prepare to be captivated by the stunning beauty of the Himalayan range as you witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets during the tour. The towering peaks bathed in golden hues offer a photographer's paradise, where you can capture the grandeur and serenity of these majestic mountains.

Immerse yourself in the ancient yet vibrant medieval streets in Kathmandu. These narrow alleyways are a photographer's dream, with their bustling atmosphere, intricate architecture, and vibrant street life. Each corner reveals a new story waiting to be captured through your lens.

Nepal is a deeply spiritual country, and this tour provides ample opportunities to witness and photograph the spiritual stupas and temples adorned with colorful prayer flags. The sacred sites radiate a sense of peace and tranquility, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing moments of contemplation and devotion.

One of the highlights of the Nepal Photography Tour is the chance to capture the essence of the Nepalese people. From close-up portraits of locals dressed in traditional costumes to capturing the enigmatic expressions of Sadhus, you will have the opportunity to document the rich cultural heritage of Nepal through your lens.

For wildlife enthusiasts, the tour offers an incredible opportunity to photograph some of Nepal's most iconic species. Venture into the lush forests of Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and embark on a jeep safari to capture amazing shots of tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, and elephants. The biodiversity of the Chitwan National Park provides a wealth of subjects for wildlife photography.

Regardless of your level of expertise in photography, this Nepal Photography Tour caters to photographers of all levels, from amateurs to experts using digital cameras. You will have the chance to learn and practice various photography genres, including portrait, street, landscape, architecture, and wildlife photography.

For those seeking a more adventurous photography tour, we also custom-design photography trip itineraries in the Himalayas. This immersive journey takes you deeper into the heart of the mountains, providing unparalleled opportunities to capture the raw beauty and untamed landscapes of the Himalayas.

Capture the essence of life, hope, and nature during a photography tour in Nepal

Our 11 days Photography Tour in Nepal is crafted to let you explore the best of this country while capturing every moment. We will take you to places and points that are well deserved to be captured. In Kathmandu, you will visit ancient historical sites like Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

All these places let you capture the essence of Nepali art, architecture, history, and culture. From here, the tour continues to a hill station located nearby Kathmandu, called Nagarkot. Here, you will witness a gorgeous sunrise and sunset along with a view of Mt. Everest (8,849 m) and other Himalayan mountains. The next part of the tour leads you to the wilderness of Chitwan National Park.

Come across a wide variety of plants, animals, and birds. Enjoy canoeing and other thrilling activities in the jungle. Visit Tharu village and get to see their traditional attire and stick dance. From Chitwan, drive to Lumbini. Here, you will dive deep into the roots of Buddhism. Lumbini is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. You will explore Maya Devi Temple, Ashoka Pillar, Sacred Holy Garden, and many monasteries.

Toward the end of the tour, explore Pokhara and Bandipur. Two famous places in Nepal are known for their natural beauty. During this part of the tour, you will see mountains like Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), etc. Explore caves, lakes, waterfalls, and small villages. You will come back to Kathmandu and leave for your home on the 11th day of the tour.

Itinerary

The Nepal Photography tour is made for 11 days. The 11-day itinerary of Nepal photography itinerary includes many destinations in Nepal; however, this is just a guideline itinerary and it is customizable.

We at Outfitter Himalaya can design an itinerary for you according to your interests, we can offer you a shorter or a longer itinerary, so let us know the time and interests you have for the customized tour program. You can also find some other itineary, which are best for the Photography.

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The team of Outfitter Himalaya will welcome you upon your arrival at the international airport. We use a private vehicle during our airport transfer. The team will help you with your luggage and drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is free.

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Today in Kathmandu, we will take you to various tourist sites. Get ready for a full-day guided tour of ancient historical sites that will present you with Nepali art, architecture, culture, and history. Our adventure begins bright and early in the morning as we embark on a quick drive to Monkey Temple, locally known as Swayambhunath. Perched atop a hill, this temple offers a breathtaking aerial view of Kathmandu city.

After soaking in the panoramic vista, we'll drive to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple. Situated on the bank of the Bagmati River, this temple holds immense spiritual significance. While foreigners are not permitted to enter the main temple complex, the surrounding area is expansive and filled with intriguing sights.

Next on our list is the Boudhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal. Nestled amidst the bustling streets of Kathmandu, this Buddhist site exudes tranquility. As we explore the Boudhnath Stupa complex, you'll be immersed in a serene and soothing environment.

The tour ends at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Here, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Nepal's ancient royal families and discover ancient palaces, courtyards, and intricately designed shrines. The vibrant energy of the square will leave a lasting impression.

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We will leave the hotel early in the morning and drive to Nagarkot. On the way, we will stop at two other Durbar squares- Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square offers intricate craftsmanship in its palaces, temples, and courtyards. You will explore the famous Golden Temple, Kumbeshwar Temple, and many other places.

Moving on, we'll visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square known for its well-preserved medieval architecture. As we step into Bhaktapur Durbar Square, we'll feel like we've been transported back in time. Explore the breathtaking 55 Window Palace, a masterpiece of wood carving, and the Nyatapola Temple, which stands tall as a symbol of Bhaktapur's architectural grandeur.

After touring both of these monuments, we will drive to Nagarkot, a famous hill station around Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the majestic Mount Everest. In the evening, we will catch a gorgeous sunset and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

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We will wake up early in the morning to see the sunrise view. After enjoying a beautiful sunrise, we will hike back to our hotel for a delicious breakfast. Soon we will leave the hotel and drive to Chitwan.

The Nagarkot-Chitwan drive promises both comfort and breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, we will witness mesmerizing views of rushing rivers, verdant rolling hills, terraced fields, and beautiful waterfalls.

Upon arriving in Chitwan, we will check into our hotel and spend some time unpacking and resting. Later in the evening, we will ride to a nearby Tharu village, an indigenous community. This visit offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse you in the vibrant Tharu culture. After the tour, we will return to our hotel.

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In the morning, we have canoeing for travelers looking for an extra dose of adventure. After that, we will visit the Chitwan National Park. Chitwan jungle safari is one of our main activities here. The safari may let you witness wildlife like one-horned rhinoceros, wild boars, elephants, deer, peacocks, and more.

If lucky, you may also come across the exotic royal Bengal tiger. Likewise, you will also see a wide species of birds and plants. Other activities we do in the national park are visiting the elephant breeding center and crocodile center.

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Early in the morning, we will drive from Chitwan to Lumbini. It is a short ride, so we will have the entire day to explore Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. We will begin the tour by visiting the Maya Devi Temple, where it is believed that Queen Maya Devi gave birth to Prince Siddhartha Gautam, who later became Gautam Buddha.

Later in the day, we will visit Ashoka Pillar, World Peace Pagoda, Myanmar Golden Temple, the Chinese Monastery, the Japanese Peace Stupa, and the Vietnamese Monastery. All of these monasteries offer Buddhist traditions and practices from different cultures. We will also explore the sacred holy garden and bustling local market.

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We’ll bid farewell to Lumbini in the morning and drive to Pokhara, the city of lakes. The ride will be long and beautiful. We will get to enjoy excellent scenery on the way to Pokhara. Upon reaching there, the guide will drop you at the hotel. The rest of the day is leisure. You can explore the bustling Lakeside Market and boat on tranquil Phewa Lake, relishing the breathtaking sunset along with views of Mt. Fishtail.

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Unlike Kathmandu and other cities in Nepal, Pokhara boasts natural sites like gorgeous waterfalls, stunning lakes, deep caves, and wonderful viewpoints. In the morning, we will drive to Sarangkot, a viewpoint famous for paragliding and panorama of Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, and Annapurna. From here, we will visit the International Mountain Museum, where we will get insights into the world of mountaineering.

The tour then continues to Gupteshwor Cave and Davis Fall. After the tour, it is time to visit the local market. Stroll through the bustling streets, engage with local vendors, and discover traditional handicrafts, exquisite souvenirs, and local delicacies.

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Pokhara is the hub for travelers wanting to explore the Annapurna region. Being so close to the mountains, we have to take this opportunity and explore more. So, early in the morning, we will drive to Bandipur, a small, lovely village that offers breathtaking views of the western Himalayan Mountains like the Annapurna range, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, etc.

Away from the bustle of the last few days, this short excursion to Bandipur will let us relax and rejuvenate. We will enjoy fantastic landscapes and experience the mountain lifestyle. The fresh air of the mountains will refresh us.

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After a delicious breakfast, we will leave Bandipur and drive to Kathmandu. After a couple of hours of driving, the road follows the Trishuli River. We will drive alongside the winding green hill, enjoying the beautiful scenery. The guide will drop you at the hotel. Unpack, relax, and shop. In the late evening, meet us for a farewell dinner.

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Our airport team will transfer you to the international terminal gate. Make sure to pack all of your stuff, and do not forget anything behind.

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Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • All transport by private tourist vehicle
  • Local tour guide throughout the tour
  • 10 nights 3-star hotel accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Total of 15 meals (10 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners)
  • All the entrance fees to visit the monuments in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • National Park entry fee in Chitwan National Park

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals, which are not stated
  • Your personnel expense
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Add-Ons & Options

Everest Mountain Flight

For those seeking a more adventurous experience, an optional Everest mountain flight is available for $250 per person. This thrilling opportunity allows you to witness the majesty of the world's highest peak from a unique perspective.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Best Photography Tour in Nepal

     I thought the trip was a real adventure and fantastic!  Road works were in progress and we took longer to travel between places but those who flew definitely missed out on "the real experience".  The driver and guides were very helpful and informative and I felt sorry for the driver having to have such long days skillfully navigating traffic.

    We were lucky to see plenty of wildlife in Chitwan and it was rather special to have a rhino right beside the road.  Our guide in Chitwan was very knowledgeable and helpful and the accommodation was fantastic. It was great to experience the Cultural show. Our city guide in Kathmandu was also very knowledgeable and helpful, as was our main guide.

    Having 2 groups of 10 passengers was a great idea as we were able to get to know each other well and it was a good number for the guides/driver to handle.  It was unfortunate, though, that our main guide was not present at the farewell dinner.  I felt that the whole trip was organised well.

    I think it a great idea that we were able to see the sunrise over the Annapurna Range and the Everest flight was also great.

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    RobynFrom: Australia,Jun 14, 2023
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