Nepal Photography Tour

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Trip Duration 10 Days
Group Size 2-15 people
Maximum Altitude Dakshinkali (1,644m)
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Dec

Trip Highlights of Nepal Photography Tour

  • The ten popular World Heritage Sites
  • The art and architecture of the country
  • The view of the world’s tallest mountains
  • Nepal photography covers culturally rich places
  • The unique lifestyle of people

Overview of Nepal Photography Tour

Nepal Photography Tour is the best tour if you are looking for taking the best photos of the Himalayas and its unique people..” Along with that, Nepal is the only country where the culture, nature, and other traditions exist most uniquely. This tour will take you to the world’s most beautiful places without the crowds. As well as, provide you with the opportunity the explore the precious hidden parts.

You get to enjoy the luxury photography tour to the most extraordinary landscapes and cultural experiences. Wonders of nature and the unity in diversity fill in this country. In addition to that, people of various ethnicity, religion, caste, and creeds live here. Nepal has an ideal scenario, landscape, flora and fauna, lakes, rivers, forests, etc. The panoramic mountain views, the historical places, Stupas, and monasteries have made Nepal the best destination for photography.

Similarly, 10 of the areas in Nepal has been listed in the World Heritage site by UNESCO. These places include sacred temples, national parks, and stupas. They not only reflect the ancient architectural beauty but also represent various cultural and religious values of people. Also, this Nepal photography tour is the best opportunity to explore these precious places and also capture them in your cameras for a lifetime.

Best photography in Pashupatinath temple with Sadhus

In this Nepal Photography Tour, you get to explore many places where taking photos are not restricted. Besides, you can enjoy 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 dead body is burnt in the fire on the riverbank of Bagmati.

You will have a meeting with many Sadhus and yogi, can see the pilgrimage praying at the temple. We are capturing the famous Sankhu and Pharping local village. We cover some of the best Temples and monasteries such as Dakshinkali, Namobuddha. The old town of Newari village of Bungmati and Khokana are the best places to capture the people of different ethnicity and their unique lifestyles.

Furthermore, in our Nepal photography tour, we will be traveling to Pokhara, the city of lakes, and a place of natural wonders. Moreover, the fantastic and breath-taking lakes, rivers, and stunning views of the mountains make this place extremely beautiful.

Along with that, the great lifestyle and the shopping areas are the major attractions to the place. In addition to that, the waterfalls, temples, the local settlements, etc. provide you with the best Nepal photography goals.

Also, there are World peace pagoda and Sarankgot, where you will be able to witness the naturally beautiful Nepal with the astonishing views of nature. Along with that, these fantastic views will surely add some spice to your Nepal photography tour.

Itinerary of Nepal Photography Tour

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel.

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport with marigold flowers for your Nepal photography trip. You will be transferred to the hotel. Where you will have your time to freshen up and after that, we will have a brief meeting about the itinerary tour program and other details. We will give you a short brief about your tour and introduce your tour guide for the  Nepal photography trip. you can ask any question you may have with the tour organizer and your tour guide.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Photography Tour inside Kathmandu Pashupati Nath ( Sadhus) and Monkey Temple.

Today we will do the Nepal photography in Pashupatinath Temple, where our dead body is burnt in the fire on the riverbank 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 the Monkey temple (Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. we can see the best view of Kathmandu valley from the Monkey temple.

(This temple is one of the world’s most enchanting, glorious, and the oldest Buddhist stupas. It is believed The temple is more than 2000 years old. This famous humanmade 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 highlights is that from the platform of the spot the splendid changing view of the valley could be seen)

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 03: Tour of Sankhu Village and Sali Nadi, can capture the local terraces and vegetable fields

After having breakfast Our Nepal phogography tour start. We drive for about 1-1.5 hrs to Sankhu. Sankhu is a medieval Newar village, which is a major pilgrimage center for Hindus. We can visit the Vajrajogini Temple, where a big meal is organized for one month. People keep fasting and worshiping here. Leaving their home for one month here in the name of the goddess Parvati. we can see the Sali Nadi.

Car 1.5 hrs
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Sankhu Village (1,320m)
Day 04: Tour of Pharping and Dakshinkali

Today Nepal photography tour start with Pharping a small town in the south of Kathmandu about a 19 km drive It 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 ancient Buddhist pilgrimage sites that have been taken by a large number of Tibetans and other Nepalese Buddhist devotees.

The village has a religious Buddhist monastery, Shesnarayan temple. It also has 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. you can join the other pilgrims who are doing the clock-wise pilgrimage circuit (parikrama in Nepalese, kora in Tibetan)

After visiting the Pharping Our Nepal photography tour will go to see Dakshinkali temple, which is dedicated to Kali, a bloodthirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. This is the black female God temple and it refers to the temple´s position in a spectacular river gorge of the Black female goddess of the south.

The Kali God loves the blood so 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 a skilled butcher. Once the sacrifice is made, the meat goes in the 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 freely on Tuesday.

Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dakshinkali (1,644m)
Day 05: Capturing Namobuddha and Bhaktapur

Our Nepal photography tour begins with, Namo Buddha, a magnificent Buddhist monastery that 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. The temple tells about Gautam Buddha’s story, Buddha gave up his body out of compassion for a starving tigress and her cubs. This holy land is a very relaxing and comfortable place.

Thrangu Rinpoche design Namo Buddha temple 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 for seeing 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 this site.

Though a massive earthquake of 1934 destroyed many temples, battles (monastery courtyards), and residences, the city is still a living proof of the highest craft standards in this part of the world. You can also enjoy seeing the narrow brick-paved streets, many alleys will show hidden shrines and statues)

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Bhaktapur (1,401m)
Day 06: Tour of Bungmati and Khokana and Kirtipur

Nepal photography Tour of a very ancient village near Kathmandu, Bungmati, Khokana, and Kirtipur.Bungamati and Khokana are the old Newari village (of the 16th century) like Kirtipur, but a visit to Khokana and Bungamati is a bit different from a visit to Kirtipur. The main attractions of Khokana village are, we can see the traditional way of oil making. But people in Bungmati are more popular for making traditional wood carvings, which one can see in the historical places in and around Kathmandu Valley. This is the perfect Photography trip to Kathmandu.

Kirtipur is a great exception for Nepal photography tour. The usual Newari settlements. Perched on twin hillocks and clinging to the saddle about 5 km from Kathmandu. Kirtipur has two satellite hamlets to the south, Panga, and Nagaon. The kingdom was so strong then it defeated the most powerful king in Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with Nepal.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kirtipur (1,524m)
Day 07: Fly to Pokhara, Photography in World Peace Pagoda, Boating in Lake and visit near by Farm House.

Today after breakfast, in our Nepal Photography itinerary we will fly to Pokhara, and transfer to the hotel, We will capture the photos by 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 farmhouse, and farmers working in the field, and capture the world peace stupa.

Flight 25 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Pokhara (822m)
Day 08: Early morning capture Himalayas from Sarangkot, late afternoon fly to Kathmandu.

Early morning we will drive about 35 minutes to Sarangkot village for the Nepal photography tour. This place offers a superb Himalayan vista consisting of mighty peaks such as the Annapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal. Sarangkot tower hiking will amaze you and witness the sunrise over the White snow-capped Mountains of the Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, including a fishtail view. Back to the hotel, have breakfast, rest, and roam around the lakeside, afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Flight 25 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 09: Free day , Photography in your own, free time for shopping

Today we make the free day in Kathmandu in your Nepal photography trip.  You can capture as you like can visit the local area near hotels like Kathmandu durbar square, local shops at Asan Bazar. You will have time for shopping.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 10: Final Departure

You can do other activities after your Nepal photography trip at extra cost and we are happy to arrange for you. If you are leaving Nepal, we will drop you at the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. We will wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of Nepal and hope to see you again.

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.


What's Included?
  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, Includes breakfast.
  • The best guide to help you find the best spot during your whole photography tour.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information for the trip.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts
  • Welcome,/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Official paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes
  • All local transfer by private car throughout the tour
What's Excluded?
  • Meals other than breakfast.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get at the Kathmandu Airport.
  • International Airfare, Sightseeing/Monuments fees, boating fee.
  • Domestic flight fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for tour staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

Essential Information - Nepal Photography Tour

Nepal Photography what to take

Nepal is one of the best places for amateur photographers to take natural photos. Nature and culture with its perfect harmony and ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions still exist here. The Nepal photography tour of Nepal is the most popular new tour to take for budding photographers. Furthermore, several places in Nepal are also on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, and these are key opportunities to get some great photos of some of the world’s most stunning historic and natural sights. Nepal Himalaya has the best natural landscape for photography, with massive vistas and also the best panoramic views.

For the best packing for Nepal photography is better you can check the weather before you start packing. Even if you won’t be traveling for a few weeks or months, you can check the average highs and lows to help you anticipate your wardrobe needs as you prepare.

Nepal Photography Essentials

  • A sturdy bag to carry your camera, lenses, and tripod for your Nepal photography tour.
  • Your preferable camera, with full manual controls.
  • Wide-angle lens: 10-16mm range for APSC bodies or 16-35mm range for full-frame bodies
  • Standard range zoom: 24-105mm
  • Mid-range zoom: 70-200mm
  • Camera strap


  • Different lenses capture the Himalaya view, people, and cultural bright sites.
  • Neutral Density Filters – at least 3200 and 10000 stop filters and lens mounting system for lenses you want to use them on.
  • Tripod
  • Memory cards and card reader
  • Extra batteries plus battery charger and cables
  • Laptop with your choice of photo editing software
  • Lens cleaning cloths
  • Small rocket blower or sensor dust cleaner
  • Waterproof baggies for rain or sand conditions

Nepal photography Clothing and Accessories

  • Good walking shoes, extra pair of trainer
  • Shirts (short and long-sleeved)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Pants/shorts/jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Cap
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • 1 warm jacket for the sunrise tour.
  • Lightweight fleece or sweater if you travel in winter
  • if you travel in winter Dec-February, get warm enough jacket, sweater, coat, trousers, thermal wear, warm
  • socks.woolen hat, light gloves, a scarf for Nepal photography.


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • small medicine box
  • sunglasses


  • ATM card ( You need to call your bank before travel Nepal and let them know to unblock your card.)
  • Personal credit card
  • Bring Cash of about USD 60 to pay them on-arrival visa fees and for some coffee and also tea at the airport lounge. you can bring small notes is easier to exchange


  • An adaptor/converter, the two-pin plug is mostly used in Nepal
  • Camera with extra batteries or charger

Official Documents

  • Passport: Passport the most valid 6 months before you arrive here. get also a copy of it.
  • Few passport size photographs, for a visa, and to get the local sim card
  • A copy of the tour itinerary
  • A list of important phone numbers

Carry-on bag

This is also a good idea to pack the below things for your Nepal photography tour  if in case your checked luggage is delayed:

  • Passport
  • Money
  • Airline boarding pass
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Sunglass
  • Hairbrush
  • Extra clothes
  • Medication

Best time for  Nepal Photography

You can travel for Nepal photography tour throughout the year as it is a year-round destination. Nepal has basically 4 seasons and the climate varies with the altitude and the time of year.

If we are talking the best of the best time for Nepal photography is from late September to early December and March to early May is the best time. October and November are the Autumn months and the best time to visit Nepal in terms of weather. The temperature is at a comfortable level. It is after finishing the monsoon so they generally remain clear with crisp air. This will provide incredible mountain views. Furthermore, during March and May, the temperature is more and the best time to capture the greenery and blooming flowers. You can capture the color of the holy festival also at this time.

If you are planning to capture the Nepal festival and get into its culture inside in your Nepal Photography tour. Consequently, October and November have big festivals in Nepal. The Dashain festival is celebrating in 15-days which takes place across Nepal. people spend their time with family and friends a playing card and singing songs, dance. there are lots of animal sacrifices at this time in the temples and every house of Nepal. Another big festival celebrates during his time in Tihar. the festival of Light, Tihar is marked in October/November. Houses are beautifully decorated with oil lamps and candles.

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Thank you so much Above the Himalaya trekking for an best photography tour in Nepal. We had an amazing time to capture the best picture of rural Nepal. look forward to do another photography with you.

Marina Muchek & group

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