Nepal Photography Tour “for the photographers or for those who have a great interest in taking photos” You can enjoy the Photography tour in Nepal and this is the only one country in the world where the culture, nature and other traditional things still exist, our guide will take you to the world most wonderful places with out the crowds, discover our small group, luxury photography tours to the most extraordinary landscapes and cultural experience.
Nepal is a naturally gifted country with the beautiful scenario, landscape, flora and fauna, lakes, rivers, forests, etc. The panoramic mountain views, the historical and ancient places, monuments, Stupas, Monasteries has made Nepal the best destination for photography. Similarly, 10 of the places in Nepal has been listed in the World Heritage site by UNESCO which can be the key opportunity for those who loves photography.
In this Nepal Photography Tour, you will be exploring many places where taking photos are not restricted and you can enjoy each and every moment with nature. The tour starts with from Kathmandu valley. We will be visiting different ancient places, historical palaces, monuments and also some old museums. With the visit of Kathmandu valley, the tour will take you to the beautiful Places of Nepal including the Sadhus at Pashupatinath temple where our death body is burnt in the fire on the river bank of Bagmati. You will have meeting with many Sadhus and yogi, can see the pilgrimage praying at the temple. Sankhu, Pharping, Dakshinkali, Namobuddha,Bungmati and Khokana villages are the best place to capture the peoples faces, their life styles, we will visit the monks and their life in Pharping and Namobuddha, after Kathmandu we will visit Pokhara where we will capture from famous World peace pagoda and Sarankgot, where you will be able to witness the naturally beautiful of Nepal with the astonishing views of nature which will add some spice to your photographic tour.
Tour Duration: 10 days from arrival to Departure
Climate during the tour:
September to Nov: Autumn very pleasant and clear weather, the mountain views are the best. (Maximum 30 Degree Minimum 8 Degree)
March to May (warmest months) the temperatures are mildly warm ((Maximum 32 Degree Minimum 13 Degree)
December to Mid February (Winter) the weather is cold and the sky is clear (Maximum 19 Degree Minimum -1 Degree)
June to August: Summer/ Rainy Season (July/August has more rain) (Maximum 34 Degree Minimum 19 Degree)
Tour Visiting Places: Kathmandu, Pharping, Namobuddha, Pokhara, Sarangnkot, World Peace pagoda.
Transportation: Good Condition Private Car/Van depends on group size for the tour with a good driver, flight to Pokhara.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport with marigold flowers and you will be transferred to hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, we will have brief meeting about the tour itinerary programme and other details, you can ask any question you may have with tour organizer and your tour guide. Give you the little briefing about the culture and other travel related services.
Today we will do the photography in Pashupatinath Temple, where our death body is burnt in the fire on the river bank of Bagmati River, you can meet many Sadhus and yogi, can see the pilgrimage praying in the Temple. after visit Pashupatinath We will go to Monkey emple (Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites.we can see the best view of Kathmandu valley from Monkey temple.
(This temple is one of the world’s most enchanting, glorious and the oldest Buddhist stupas. It is said to be more than 2000 years old. This glorious manmade landmark is situated on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley. The Stupa of Swyambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus Mandala. One of the major highlight is that from the platform of the spot the splendid changing view of the valley could be seen)
After having breakfast, drive for about 1-1.5 hrs to Sankhu. Sankhu is medieval Newar village which is major pilgrimage center for Hindus. The temple of Vajrajogini is situated here where a big mela is organized for one month. People keep fasting and worship here leaving their home for one month here in the name of goddess Parvati.we can see the Sali Nadi.
Pharping, about 19km south of Kathmandu is a culturally prosperous and thriving Newai town identified with the sacred site of Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava, known as lotus born God) attained the level of a Mahamudra vidyadhara.and an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage sites that have been taken by large number of Tibetans and other Nepalese Buddhist devotees. This village is famous for religious Buddhist monasteries, , Shesnarayan temple, Bajra Yogini temple, Gorakhnath temple and Guru Padmasambhava meditation cave. It is believed that he got enlightenment at Asur Cave. Recently numerous Buddhist monasteries have been built in the area. The best way to visit the Pharping is to join other pilgrims on the clock-wise pilgrimage circuit (parikrama in Nepalese, kora in Tibetan)
Downhill south of Pharping, there is Dakshinkali temple which is dedicated to Kali, a blood thirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. The name Dakshinkali is composed of the word “dakshin”, meaning “south”, and the name “Kali” meaning “black female”, and refers to the temple´s position in a spectacular river gorge of Black female goddess of south. To satisfy the blood-lust goddess people drag a menagerie of chickens, goats, sheep, pigs and even buffaloes occasionally to be beheaded and transformed into cuts of meat by the temple priest, who are also skilled butcher. Once the sacrifice is made, the meat goes in pot, the pilgrims bring all the ingredients to make barbeque and feast themselves under the shade of trees. Saturday is the big sacrificial day and also blood flows freelyon Tuesday.
Our tour begins with, Namo Buddha a very beautiful Buddhist monastery lies 38 km east of Kathmandu with 1,750 meters. Namo Buddha is one of the most important pilgrim sites in the valley, particularly for Tibetan Buddhists. In one of his previous lives as a prince, it was here that the Buddha gave up his body out of compassion for a starving tigress and her cubs. It has an amazing story concerned with the Buddha which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a Stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This holy land is very relaxing and easy places. Namo Buddha temple is designed by Thrangu Rinpoche as a representation of the three yanas or path, it is beautiful, elegant and filled with symbolic meaning as befits this holy Buddhist pilgrimage place. On Return visit Bhaktapur (Bhaktapur tour is famous to see this thing Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. Sometimes it’s best to take a break from temples and sit back and watch the unchanging rituals of daily life: The laying out of grain to dry in the sun, families collecting water or washing under communal taps, children playing simple games, dyed yarns flapping in the breeze or potters at work throwing clay are the major attraction of these site. Though a massive earthquake of 1934 destroyed many temples, bahals (monastery courtyards), and residences, the city is still a living proof of the highest craft standards in this part of the world. As the visitor wanders through narrow brick paved streets, many alleys will show hidden shrines and statues)
Tour of very ancient village near Kathmandu, Bungmati and Khokana and Kirtipur.
Bungamati and Khokana are the ancient Newari village (of the 16th century) alike Kirtipur but a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different to the visit to Kirtipur. The people in Khokana are involved in the traditional oil making which is the main attraction of the village and the people in Bungamati are involved more in traditional wood carving which one can see in the historic places in and around Kathmandu valley. This is the perfect “day hiking” trip in Kathmandu.
Kirtipur is a magnificent exception to the usual Newari settlements. Perched on twin hillocks and clinging to the saddle about 5 kms from Kathmandu. Kirtipur has two satellite hamlets to the south, Panga and Nagaon. The history of the village dates back to the 12th century when it was an outpost of the Patan but later on became a separate kingdom. The kingdom was so strong then it was defeated the Most powerful king of the Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with the Nepal.
Today after breakfast we will fly to Poikhara, transfer to hotel, We will capture the photos with boating in the Famous Lake Phewa, We will be enjoying the photo sessions there in the lake with the beautiful scenario. from here we will visit the local farm house, farmers working in the field and capture from world peace stupa.
Early morning we will drive about 35 minutes to Sarangkot village which offers superb Himalayan vista consisting of the mighty peaks such as the Annapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal. Sarangkot tower hiking will amaze you witness the sunrise over the White snow-capped Mountains of Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges including fishtail view. back to hotel have breakfast, rest and roaming around lake side, afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Today we make free day in Kathmandu, you can capture as you like can visit the local area near hotels like Kathmandu durbar square, local shops at Ason bazar. you will have time for shopping.
If you are leaving Nepal and not continuing your holiday here in Nepal, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of Nepal and hope to see you again.
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