Pokhara is a photographer's paradise as it holds unique blend of landscape, fresh water lake, unobstructed view of Mountains. Being one of the most beautiful photo spot in the world, Pokhara certainly will overwhelm you with some of the best shots one can capture in the planet. The view of Mt Machhapuchre (Fishtail) mirroring in the deep Fewa Lake has become one of the most classic yet ravishing photography around world. Pokhara is the synonym of beauty and will certainly make your photography tour memorable and fruitful.
This Classic Pokhara Photography Tour starts with 6 hours/200 kilometers drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. From the Lake city of Pokhara we move to Sarangkot (1565m/5134ft) for one of the best photo shot of sunrise over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges. Sarangkot lies north of Pokahra overlooking entire Pokhara valley and Fewa Lake. This particular place has its reputation as one of the best sunrise view point in Nepal. From Sarangkot we hike for around 5 hours to Australian Camp (2055m/6742ft). We walk through Annapurna Foothill taking some best shots of local villages, rice terrace, green hills and unending Mountain view. From Australian Camp we hike to Pokhara via Dhampus village (1694m/5557ft). Explore and photograph at Begnas Lake, the third largest lake of Nepal and second largest, after Phewa lake, among the eight lakes in Pokhara Valley. Explore the lakeside area surrounded by lush green forests overlooked by Mountains.
From Pokhara drive to Bandipur (80km). Bandipur is a newar settlement on a hilltop at 1030 meters. This town is rich in terms of culture, nature, landscape. It still retains its age-old cultural attributes, temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals and architecture. Experience one of the Nepal's most charming town.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive (200Kms/6 Hrs). Evening stoll around Fewa Lake for photoshot.
Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Sarangkot (1565m/5134ft) and Hike to Australian Camp (2055m/6742ft)
Day 3: Hike to Phedi via Dhampus village and drive to Begnas Lake
Day 4: Drive to Bandipur (80kms/2Hrs). Evening explore the Town
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu (143kms/5Hrs)
Early morning drive/Fly to Pokhara (200Kms/6 Hrs). Pokhara is undoubtedly one of the most pleasant city one can ever be. The view of Mt Fishtail over Fewa Lake will certainly make any person a photography passionate. Evening stroll around peaceful Lakeside area. Hire a boat and go in deep lake for a search of some perfect sunset pictures. Overnight stay at Hotel in Pokhara.
Early morning drive to Sarangkot (1565m/5134ft) for Sunrise photoshot. No any photographer want to miss this oppertunity of
Capturing 360 degree view of first light of the day coming over Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna II (8,091m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m).
You will have your breakfast at Sarangkot. Later walk leisurely to Australian camp (2055m/6742ft) which will take 5-6 hours. Don't miss any opportunity to capture the pictures of authentic Nepalese villages, traditions, green hills, white mountains. Evening you will enjoy breathtaking view of sunset over Annapurna Mountain Range. Overnight stay at Guesthouse Lodge in Australian Camp.
Early morning enjoy the breathtaking view of Sunrise over Annapurna Range. After breakfast hike down to Phedi via Dhampus village (1694m/5557ft). You will get plenty of opportunity to capture some real Nepal photography from forests with abundant flora, classic mountain view, typical Nepalese lifestyle, culture and tradition of Gurung people. From Dhampus village hike down via rice fields to Phedi, from where you will board your vehicle and drive back to Pokhara.
Afternoon drive to Begnas Lake (16 km/40 minutes). Check in at Resort and relax around the picturesque Begnas Lake. The lake is the third largest lake of Nepal and second largest, after Phewa lake, among the eight lakes in Pokhara Valley. Explore the lakeside area surrounded by lush green forests overlooked by Mountains. One can rent a boat and set for fishing, swimming in the fresh water. Overnight stay at Resort in Begnas.
Don't miss any opportunity photographing the morning nature at its best. Explore the lakeside area and take a shot as much as you like. After breakfast drive to Bandipur (70kms/2 hours). Bandipur is a newar settlement lieing on a hilltop at 1030 meters. It is rich in terms of culture, nature, landscape and still retains its age-old cultural attributes, temples, shrines, sacred caves, innumerable festivals and architecture. Rest of the day explore one of the most charming town of Nepal. Overnight stay at Resort in Bandipur.
Early morning you will be greeted with the mesmerizing view of the entire Himalaya range stretching the whole north horizon. Take some last moment photographs around the town and after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.