Nepal Photography Tour - 9 Days



Nepal is a photographer’s fairyland with its natural beauty and cultural heritage. This tour explores the people and culture of Nepal, while we explore advanced ideas behind the photographic expression. Travel, learn and be inspired. Nepal is magnificent, and this tour seeks to share the most beautiful aspects of it. You can capture lifestyle and nature of the historic Bhaktapur, Patan and Kathmandu city and many more. From this tour, you can get lots of experience about Nepalese lifestyle and ethnic of the different caste of people.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2: Photography tour to various Palaces in and around Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Chitwan (175 km/5-6 Hrs)

Day 4: Jungle activities and Drive to Pokhara (146 Kms/4 Hrs)

Day 5: Early morning visit Sarangkot for Sunrise. Later half day Sightseeing tour of Pokhara City

Day 6: Drive to Bandipur (80 Km/3 Hrs)

Day 7: Drive back to Nagarkot via Kathmandu (160 km) 6hrs

Day 8: Full day Sightseeing of Pashupati, Boudhanath and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaun)

Day 9: Departure Day

Your arrival will warmly be welcomed by the Great Nepal representative waiting for you at the airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel. The rest of the day, feel free to venture onto whatever you wish. O/N at Kathmandu
Kathmandu Durbar Square (City of Temple): This complex of palaces, courtyards, and temples like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar (Abode of the Living Goddess), Taleju temple, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17h -century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar Square, protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. Swoyambhu Nath Stupa (Monkey Temple): The Great Stupa of Swayambhu stands on a hill to the west of Kathmandu. Its name means "The Self-created, Self-existent Buddha". The myth of its origin is also the myth of the primordial Buddha's enlightenment; it is the story of the origin and spread of Buddhism in Nepal and the origin myth of the Valley. This most sacred power place has always been the most important power place for Valley Buddhists and for pilgrims of all Buddhist persuasions from all over the world. It is considered to be the most powerful shrine in the Himalayas. At the top of the eastern stairway is the great Vajra set upon a drum that has the Dharmadhatu Mandala inscribed upon its gilt copper top. It is said that this drum covered a well that reflected images of the beloved dead with such flattery that wives and husbands would throw themselves in and drown. Another story has it that the Mandala covers a pit to the hells and the realms of the hungry ghosts. Patan City (City of Fine Arts): Patan City is full of Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples with fine bronze gateways, Guardian Deities and wonderful carvings. Krishna Mandir, which is one of the grandeur of the square, was built in 1637 by the king Siddhi Narsingh Malla. The entire temple is constructed from the stone. Noted for its craftsmen and metal workers, it is known as the city of fine arts or city of artists. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today's visitors. Krishna Mandir, Bhimsen Temple, Hiranya Varna Maha Bihar are just a few among the temples offering you an ecstasy of paintings, wood and metal carvings.Overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
After breakfast, drive to Chitwan (175Kms/5 Hrs Drive). Upon Arrive at Chitwan, you move to hotel for check in process. The rest of the day briefing with tour activities, in evening enjoy the Tharu dance program followed by your dinner. Overnight at Resort in Chitwan.
Early in the morning after breakfast get ready for Jungle Safari you can take a lot of Photos and videos too. Then drive to Pokhara lunch en-route. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you move to hotel for check in process. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Early in the morning hike to Sarankot for beautiful sunrise. Enjoy the moments with sunrise on Himalayan vistas. Return back to Hotel for breakfast. Later visit David Falls, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave, Bindabasini Temple, Seti River George and Tibetan Refugee Camp. Evening free on own. One can enjoy boating at Fewa Lake to visit Tal Barahi. Overnight at Hotel Pokhara.
Wake up early in the morning after breakfast drive to Bandipur (3 to 4 hours) upon arrival Bandipur get ready for check in process. In evening visit the Newar community and view the sunset from the top Bandipur and overnight at hotel Bandipur.
Wake up early in the morning. After breakfast drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is located 32 km east of the Kathmandu valley in the hilltop at an altitude of 2175m from the sea level is one the best scenic spots in the country. It is the second highest point on the valley, which is famous for the sunrise and sunset view in the Himalayas. It offers the breathtaking views of Khumbu ranges, Langtang ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Mt. Everest. Upon Arrive at Nagarkot get ready for check in process overnight at hotel.
Pashupatinath Temple: It is the famous Hindu temple located at the bank of the Bagmati River. It was enlisted on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1979. The pilgrims can see the temples, ashrams, images and inscriptions. On the day of Shiva Ratri many devotees visit here. Vasuki Nath Temple, Unmatta Bhairav Temple, Surya Narayan Temple Ram Mandir, Virat Swaroop Temple are some named temples around it. Boudhanath: It is another world heritage sites in Nepal, which is 8 km east from Kathmandu city. It is holy place for Buddhist. There is an ancient stupa which is also known as the world biggest stupa. Before 200 years ago the Tibetan came here and energized the stupa. The stupa is surrounded by various temples. It is one of the prime sites for domestic and international tourist. Bhaktapur (Bhadgaun): It is one of the historical cities in Kathmandu valley. Newar is common habitants of this city. Although Bhaktapur is geographically a small district of our nation. 55 window palaces, Batasala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapole Temple, Golden Gate, Lions Gate, and Mini Pahupati Temple are some major attraction of Bhaktapur city. Overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. Our staff of Great Nepal treks will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight to your onward destinations.

Inclusion

  • All the ground transportation as per required
  • BB plan with sharing accommodation in 3* hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Bandipur, Nagarkot & Full board basis at Chitwan
  • All the required entrance fee and permit for Photography
  • Nepal Government authorized guide for the tour
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural dance
  • Chitwan National Park Permit  
  • Monument Entrance fees 
  • Official expense

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner throughout the tour
  • Drinking beverage
  • Travel Insurance ( compulsory )
  • Tips for guide and driver. (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • For the Photography necessary equipment
  • Details which are not mentioned in the inclusion list

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


TRIP COST USD
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude: 2175 m
  • Best Season: Throughout the year
  • Trip Mode: Domestic Air/ Land transportation

Trip highlights

  • Nepal is home to 102 ethnic tribe and 123 languages are spoken throughout the country.
  • The only country in the world where mortals mingle with the living Goddess.
  • Kathmandu alone houses seven of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Asan, the old market of Kathmandu Valley, is one of the wonderlands for photographers, for street photography
  • Nepal is the melting point of Buddhism and Hinduism
  •  Aryaghat in Pashupatinath, the biggest Hindu Shrine in Nepal and the best place to see the Hindu Cremation process.
  • Experience Chitwan, an ideal home to a large species Royal Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, Snow Leopards, One-horned Rhinos.
  • Mesmerising Sunrise from Nagarkot with a range of  Himalayan vistas
  • Witness Newari culture in Bandipur

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