Photo travel Nepal

February / March 2019, 15 days.
Small group 4 to 12 guests.
All experience levels, non-photographing partners will also enjoy the tour.

Travel and Photography; This trip has been specifically designed for both passions. We will take the time to take beautiful pictures on every location and enjoy the beauty around us.

The itinerary has been synchronized with daylight hours. We will choose the low light in the early mornings and the twilight at dusk. Special guides will lead us to places where no or few other travelers go to, so we have the locations for ourselves. Difficult lighting conditions will be taken care of with the help of experienced photographers. During this travel you will learn how to work with theming, so you will arrive back home with your own personal series about Nepal.

Nepal offers the most beautiful vistas in the mountains, portraits in little villages and street photography in the pretty towns. Be prepared to take lots of pictures. You will get interesting assignments and you will learn new techniques. There are workshops on special locations, suited for all skill levels. And of course, you will be supported by professionals during the whole trip

Day 1 - departure day
Departure from Amsterdam, Brussels or Düsseldorf via international flight.

Day 2 - arrival day
Arrival at Kathmandu international airport. You will be transported to the hotel. Welcome dinner at which we discuss the itinerary.

Day 3 - Kathmandu
Walk through the old part of Kathmandu. In the afternoon we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath.

Day 4 - Kathmandu
The morning is free time. In the afternoon we will visit Bouddhanath and the beautiful riverside town Pashupathinath.

Day 5 - Kathmandu - Chisopani
This is the start of a small 3-day trek in the Kathmandu valley. We will travel by car to the start of our trek, Sundarijal. We'll take a 4 hour walk through Shivapuri national park, ending up in the town of Chisopani. Here, we will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 6 - Chisopani - Nagarkot
A 6-7 hour trail to Nagarkot will lead us through pastures and dense forrests, the Kathmandu valley on one side and the Himalaya on the other.

Day 7 - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur
At clear skies we should be able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise in the Himalayas. We will walk to the Changu Narayan temple site. From there, we will walk to Bhaktapur.

Day 8 - Bhaktapur - magical village
A guided tour through the open-air museum Bhaktapur. At the end of the afternoon we will travel to a magical village in the Kathmandu valley. Not yet discovered by tourists, this village hosts Buddhist monasteries, even a female only one.

Day 9 - magical village
Free time. The monasteries are freely visitable and you will be able to have beautiful walks. You can witness the Buddhist rituals yourself.

Day 10 - magical village - Pokhara
We will leave the magical village behind to travel on to Pokhara. Depending on traffic this should take 6-7 hours. A stop in the charming town of Bandipur before we arrive in Pokhara.

Day 11 - Pokhara
All of the day will be free time. Around the lake there's lots of sporting activities to partake in. Or you could take the boat across the lake to the World Peace Stupa.

Day 12 - Pokhara
Before sunrise we will travel by taxi to the top of the hill Sarangkot. At clear skies, we will be able to enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the 8000+ m. mountain peaks. You're free to take the taxi back or have breakfast and hike back. Rest of the day is free time.

Day 14 - final day in Kathmandu - departure day
The final day of the trip is here. Enjoy your last day in Kathmandu after which you will be transported to the airport for the flight back.

Day 15 - arrival day
Arrival at Amsterdam, Brussels or Düsseldorf and the end of your 15-day photo travel to Nepal

Price details will come soon!

This trip is organised by;

Helmich Riezebos | Travel Nepal