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
  • Explore the hidden treasure

Overview of Nepal Photography Tour

Nepal Photography Tour is the best tour for taking photos of the Himalayas and its unique people. Nepal is the only country where culture, nature, and other unique traditions exist. This tour will take you to the world’s most beautiful places without the crowds.

It will also allow you to explore the precious hidden parts. 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 ethnicities, religions, castes, and creeds live here.

Nepal has an ideal scenario: landscape, flora and fauna, lakes, rivers, forests, etc. It has panoramic mountain views and historical places. The Stupas and monasteries have made Nepal the best destination for photography. Similarly, 10 of the areas in Nepal are on the World Heritage Sites list by UNESCO.

These places include sacred temples, national parks, and stupas. They reflect the ancient architectural beauty. They represent various cultural and religious values of people. The Nepal photography tour is the best opportunity to explore these precious places. It is a chance to 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. You mostly visit sites where taking photos is not prohibited. Besides, you can enjoy every moment with nature. The tour starts from Kathmandu Valley. We will visit ancient places, historical palaces, monuments, and old museums.

The visit to Kathmandu Valley will take you to the beautiful Places of Nepal. You will visit the Sadhus at Pashupatinath temple. There, the cremation of our dead body occurs in the fire on the riverbank of Bagmati. You will meet with many Sadhus, and yogis can see the pilgrimage praying at the temple.

We are capturing the famous Sankhu and Pharping local villages. We cover some of the best Temples and monasteries, such as Dakshinkali and Namobuddha. There are old towns in Newari, such as Bungmati and Khokana. They are the best places to capture the lifestyles of people of various ethnicities.

Furthermore, in our Nepal photography tour, we will travel to Pokhara. It is a city of lakes and natural wonders. There are fantastic and breathtaking lakes and rivers. The lakes, rivers, and stunning views of the mountains make this place beautiful.

Besides, the lavish lifestyle and the shopping areas are the major appeals of the place. Also, the waterfalls, temples, local settlements, etc., fulfill your Nepal photography goals.

There are World Peace Pagoda and Sarankgot. Here, you can witness the naturally beautiful Nepal with astonishing views of nature. These fantastic views will surely add some spice to your Nepal photography tour.

Itinerary of Nepal Photography Tour

DAY
01

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

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. We will welcome you with marigold flowers for your Nepal photography trip. We will transfer you to the hotel. You will have time to freshen up.

After that, we will briefly meet 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 with the tour organizer and your tour guide.

Car 25 minute
Accommodation Hotel
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Photography Tour inside Kathmandu Pashupati Nath ( Sadhus) and Monkey Temple.

Today, we will do the Nepal photography in Pashupatinath Temple. Here, people burn the dead body on the riverbank of the Bagmati River for cremation. You can meet many Sadhus and yogi and see the pilgrimage praying in the temple.

After visiting Pashupatinath, we will visit the Monkey Temple (Swyambhunath). It is 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 oldest Buddhist stupas.

People believe that the temple is more than 2,000 years old. This famous humanmade landmark is on a hillock about 77m above the level of the Kathmandu Valley. The Stupa of Swyambhunath stands on a typically stylized lotus Mandala. A significant highlight of the temple is the splendid changing view of the valley seen from the platform of the spot.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Tour of Sankhu Village and Sali Nadi, can capture the local terraces and vegetable fields

After having breakfast, our Nepal photography tour starts. We drive for about 1-1.5 hours to Sankhu. Sankhu is a medieval Newar village and a major pilgrimage center for Hindus. We can visit the Vajrajogini Temple, where people organize big meals for one month.

People keep fasting and worshiping here. They leave 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
Altitude Sankhu Village (1,320m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Tour of Pharping and Dakshinkali

Today, the Nepal photography tour starts with Pharping. It is a small town south of Kathmandu, about a 19 km drive. It is a culturally prosperous and thriving Newari town. It is the sacred site of Hinduism and Buddhism. Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava, a lotus-born God) attained a Mahamudra Vidyadhara here.

It is an ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site. Many Tibetans and other Nepalese Buddhist devotees are staying there. The village has a religious Buddhist monastery, Shesnarayan temple. It also has Bajra Yogini temple, Gorakhnath temple, and Guru Padmasambhava meditation cave.

People believe that he got enlightenment at Asur Cave. Recently, people have built numerous Buddhist monasteries in the area. You can join the other pilgrims doing the clockwise pilgrimage circuit (parikrama in Nepalese, kora in Tibetan). After visiting the Pharping, our Nepal photography tour will visit Dakshinkali temple.

The temple honors the goddess Kali. She is a bloodthirsty incarnation of goddess Parvati, consort of Shiva. Kali is the black female God temple. The temple’s name refers to its position in a stunning river gorge of the Black female goddess of the south.

The Kali God loves blood. So, people sacrifice chickens, goats, sheep, pigs, and even buffaloes to the goddess. The temple priest, a skilled butcher, transforms it into pieces of meat. Once they make a sacrifice, the heart goes into the pot.

The pilgrims bring all the ingredients to make barbeque and feast under the shade of trees. Saturday is the big sacrificial day, and blood flows freely on Tuesday.

Car
Accommodation Guesthouse
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Dakshinkali (1,644m)
DAY
05

Day 05: Capturing Namobuddha and Bhaktapur

Our Nepal photography tour begins with Namo Buddha. It is a magnificent Buddhist monastery 38 km east of Kathmandu at 1,750 meters. Namo Buddha is one of the most important pilgrim sites in the valley. It holds significance particularly to Tibetan Buddhists. The temple tells about Gautam Buddha’s story.

Buddha gave up his body compassionately for a starving tigress and her cubs. This holy land is a very relaxing and comfortable place. Thrangu Rinpoche designed the Namo Buddha to represent the three yanas or paths. It is beautiful and elegant. There are many symbolic meanings as it befits this holy Buddhist pilgrimage place.

On Return, visit Bhaktapur (the Bhaktapur tour is famous for seeing these things. Pottery and weaving are its major traditional industries. Sometimes, taking a break from the temples and sitting back is best. You can watch the unchanging rituals of daily life. You can see the laying out of grain to dry in the sun.

There are families collecting water or washing under communal taps. The children play simple games and the dyed yarns flap in the breeze. The potter works to throw the clay. These are the major attractions of this site.

A massive earthquake in 1934 destroyed many temples, battles (monastery courtyards), and residences. But, the city is still 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.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Bhaktapur (1,401m)
DAY
06

Day 06: Tour of Bungmati and Khokana and Kirtipur

In the Nepal Photography Tour of a very ancient village near Kathmandu, you will visit Bungmati, Khokana, and Kirtipur. Bungamati and Khokana are the old Newari villages (of the 16th century) like Kirtipur. However, seeing Khokana and Bungamati is slightly different from visiting Kirtipur.

The main attractions of Khokana village are the traditional way of oil making. People in Bungmati are more popular for making conventional wood carvings. One can see it in the historical places in and around Kathmandu Valley. This trip is the perfect Photography trip to Kathmandu.

Kirtipur is an excellent exception for Nepal photography tours—the usual Newari settlements. It lies 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 powerful. It defeated the most powerful king in Nepalese history three times when he tried to unify it with Nepal.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kirtipur (1,524m)
DAY
07

Day 07: Fly to Pokhara, Photography in World Peace Pagoda, Boating in Lake and visit near by Farm House.

Today, after breakfast, we will fly to Pokhara in our Nepal Photography itinerary. Then we will transfer to the hotel. We will capture the photos by boating in the Famous Lake Phewa.

We will enjoy the photo sessions on the lake with the beautiful scenery. From here, we will visit the local farmhouse. You can see the farmers working in the field. You can capture the world peace stupa.

Flight 25 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Pokhara (822m)
DAY
08

Day 08: Early morning capture Himalayas from Sarangkot, late afternoon fly to Kathmandu.

We will drive 35 minutes in the morning to Sarangkot village for the Nepal photography tour. This place offers a superb Himalayan vista of mighty peaks. You can see the Annapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare, and Lamjung Himal. Sarangkot Tower hiking will amaze you.

You will witness the sunrise over the white snow-capped mountains. You can view the Whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges, including a fishtail view. Arrive back to the hotel. Have breakfast, rest, and roam around the lakeside. We fly back to Kathmandu in the afternoon and transfer to the hotel.

Flight 25 min
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
09

Day 09: Free day , Photography in your own, free time for shopping

Today, during your Nepal photography trip, we have a free day in Kathmandu. You can capture and visit the local area near hotels like Kathmandu Durbar Square. You can visit local shops at Asan Bazar. You will have time for shopping.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast
Altitude Kathmandu (1,400m)
DAY
10

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 leave Nepal, we will drop you at the International airport to catch your flight home.

We wish you a comfortable journey in Nepal, traditionally and culturally, and hope to see you again.

Car 25 Minute
Meals Breakfast

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.

Includes/Excludes

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 provides breakfast.
  • The best guide to help you find the best spot during your 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 charges, and all Government Taxes
  • All local transfers 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 fees.
  • Domestic flight fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for tour staff and driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include 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. Different natures and cultures sit in perfect harmony. Ancient Buddhist and Hindu traditions still exist here. The Nepal photography tour is the most popular new tour for aborning photographers. Furthermore, several places in Nepal are also on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

This tour is a vital chance to get great photos of some of the world’s most stunning historical and natural sights. Nepal’s Himalayas have the best natural landscapes for photography. It has massive vistas and panoramic views.

For the best packing for Nepal, photography is better. You can check the weather before you start packing. Suppose 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 preferred 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

Optional 


  • Different lenses capture the Himalayan view, people, and bright cultural 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, an extra pair of trainer
  • Shirts (short and long-sleeved)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Pants/shorts/jeans
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Cap
  • Raincoat and umbrella
  • One warm jacket for the sunrise tour.
  • Lightweight fleece or sweater if you travel in winter
  • If you travel in winter, December-February, get a warm enough jacket, sweater, coat, trousers, thermal wear, and warm socks.
  • A woolen hat, light gloves, and a scarf for Nepal photography.

Toiletries

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

Money

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

Electronics

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

Official Documents

  • Passport: The most valid is six 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 significant phone numbers

Carry-on bag

It is also a good idea to pack the below things for your Nepal photography tour  if 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 a Nepal photography tour throughout the year as it is a year-round destination. Nepal has four seasons, and the climate varies with the altitude and the time of year. The best time for Nepal photography is from late September to early December. March to early May is also the best time for the trip.

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 the monsoon, so they remain clear with crisp air. It will provide incredible mountain views.

Furthermore, the temperature is higher in March and May. It is the best time to capture the greenery and blooming flowers. You can also catch the color of the holy festival at this time.

Suppose you want to capture the Nepal festival. You want to get into its culture in your Nepal Photography tour. October and November are the best time for you as we have big festivals in Nepal. People celebrate the Dashain festival for 15 days, which takes place across Nepal.

People spend time with family and friends playing cards, singing songs, and dancing. There are many animal sacrifices in the temples and every house in Nepal. Another big festival celebrated during this time is Tihar. The celebration of Light, Tihar, is in October/November. Oil lamps and candles lit up the houses.

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Thank you so much, Above the Himalaya trekking, for the best photography tour in Nepal. We had a fantastic time to capture the best picture of rural Nepal. I look forward to doing another photograph with you.

Marina Muchek & group

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