Here is our 2018 Nepal Photo Tour, an extraordinary destination that will be perfect for any photography lover, having countless opportunities for social, cultural and portrait photography and, at the same time, being a paradise for landscape photography, with the Himalayas as the background.
A very complete Photo Tour, that will begin in the capital, Kathmandu, declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. There, we will photograph its ancient bazaars or its medieval squares and palaces, but we will be also capturing the old Newari villages, which can be considered living museums and shrines of the local deities. At the same time, we will be able to photograph incredible portrait of the locals living in the area, as well as scenes from their social life and daily routines.
Furthermore, in contrast with the urban life, we will be photographing some of Nepal rural areas and its hill’s villages, as well as the lifestyle and ethnic cultures of the Tamangs and Gurungs. But also, we’ll capture places as Pokhara, the precious town by the shore of the scenic Phew Lake, and their surroundings, where we will be able to photograph the precious natural environment around us, amplified with the spectacular views of the impressive mountain peaks, reflected in the pristine waters of the lake, where locals and tourists enjoy with boats and canoes.
But, of course, a Nepal Photo Tour will always have to be focused on landscape. During our days in Nepal, we will photograph many of the wonderful natural sceneries that this country has to offer, including waterfalls, canyons, creeks… but specially the stunning Himalayas peaks. We will enjoy photographing several sunrises and sunsets as the light illuminates those impressive mountains.
Photographing these extraordinary locations on the best moments of light will be one of the main objectives our Nepal Photo Tour, so most of the days during our trip, we will be waking up early and staying out till late, so we can get the best from those special moments of light, sunrises and sunsets, when we will head to some of the most beautiful locations to get fantastic images, always searching for the best possible light.
Traveling with Juanra Noriega and Sergio Lanza, as well as with a guide expert in the area, and with the organization by ‘B the travel brand’. We will discover all the wonders of Nepal, a country blessed with natural beauty, but also with an incredibly rich cultural history. Join us in this spectacular Nepal Photo Tour and capture all the magic of this country with your camera.
After arriving and meeting at the airport, we will head to our hotel. We will have a talk about the trip, and then will have time to rest or to go for a walk.
We will stay this night at our hotel in Kathmandu.
We will visit the Swayambhunath Stupa on this morning, declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1979, more than 2000 years old. Also known as “Monkey temple”, this temple charms with its great dazzling Stupa, while at the same time, offering a view of Kathmandu city. The two thousand years old Stupa is the most profound expression of Buddhist symbolism in Nepal. There’s evidence to believe the hill was used for animist rites even before Buddhism arrived in the valley two thousand years ago.
After this, we will visit Patan (its old name was LALITPUR, “City of Beauty “), also declared a UNESCO World heritage site in 1979. Although now largely absorbed by greater Kathmandu, this once powerful independent kingdom still maintains a defiantly distinct identity. Compared to Kathmand, it is way less frenetic and more Buddhist (there may be a correlation). Above all, it remains a proud city of artisans, and we will be have wonderful opportunities to photograph the locals and their daily activities.
Patan is well known by its temples and handcrafts, besides the amazing creation of the beautiful fine decoration of Durbar Plaza, full of some of the finest pieces of Newari architecture of Nepal.
After some rest, we will go out to the Durbar Square area. This square, again declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, was always surrounded by an impressive architecture, including the Royal Palace (after having been moved there from the Dattaraya Square).
We will stay photographing the area until night, including the blue hour and its beautiful light and, at the same time, will be practicing more portrait and street photography.
Night at our Hotel Ganesh Himal
After breakfast, we will visit the Pashupathi Nath Temple & the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World heritage site in 1979) in the Kathmandu valley, a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha, which is the primary pilgrimage destination for Tantric Buddhists of the Himalayas and a major draw for Tibetan Buddhists from all over the planet.
Then, we will drive to Bhaktapur, another UNESCO World heritage site, declared in 1979. Bhaktapur is full of monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples with elaborate carvings, gilded roofs, and open courtyards. This amazing architecture will bring us constant photo opportunities. We will be able to capture many pagodas and religious shrines in this amazing city, but also its Art Gallery, which has a fascinating collection of ancient manuscripts, Thangkas, stone sculptures and antique paintings that belong to the Hindu and Buddhist traditions of various periods.
Then, we will visit Nagarkot, at 2,300 m above sea level, a place with amazing views of the Himalayas. From here, we will be able to spot and photograph many important peaks of this wonderful range, such as Langtang, Langtang- Lirung, Chobha Bhamre, Amadablam, Dorje Lhakpa, Gaurishankar and even Mt. Everest on a clear day. From here we will be able to capture excellent views of sunset and sunrise, with those impressive mountains as our background.
Hotel Country Villa.
We will wake up early to photograph the sunrise with the impressive background of the Himalayas.
Then, we’ll have breakfast and head to Bandipur.
Bandipur is a picturesque town nestled in the Himalayan foothills, a region greatly famous for its natural beauty and also for the hospitality of its people. Bandipur village lies midway between the capital Kathmandu and Pokhara, another popular tourist destination Nepal.
Situated on a hilltop, Bandipur captivates the visitors with its cultural appeal and pristine scenery. Bandipur Village has kept its ancient essence, and will bring us fantastic opportunities to photograph its architecture, incredible views, awesome caves and unspoiled landscapes.
Bandipur village has been described as a natural view tower; indeed, one can enjoy a spectacular panorama of the Annapurna Range plus the peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Langtang from here. Apart from the stunning views of the Himalaya and the Marshyangdi Valley, a visit to the town is an opportunity to capture a close look at the Newar cultural life.
Some of the places we will be photographing at Bandipur are the Bindevasini, the Khadgadevi and the Chandi Devi temples.
We will photograph the amazing views from the village at sunset.
Night at our hotel Bandipur Mountain Resort
Day 5 – May, 18th, 2018
Today we will continue our way to Pokhara, after photographing the first lights of the days from the beautiful Bandipur Village.
Once in Pokhara, we will check in at our hotel, and then will go out for a walk in the city, to photograph the locals and their routines.
Then, we will drive to Sarangkot, where will capture the sunset, surrounded by incredible views of the mountains, before going back to our hotel in Pokhara at the night.
Night at our hotel Lake View Resort
On this day, we will wake up early to head again to Sarangkot, in order to photograph the breathtaking scenery around us, with amazing views of the mountains, including the Annapurna.
We will bring breakfast to this place, and then we will head back to Pokhara, where we will spend time photographing the city, and its citizens.
Later, we will visit Phewa Lake and the villages area near the lake, enjoying one of the most amazing sceneries on Earth, with the previously mentioned mountains, and others, in the background.
We will photograph the sunset from the lakeshore, a location that will offer us impressive views, which will make easy to get fantastic images.
Night at our hotel Lake View Resort
Day 7 – May, 20th, 2018
Again, we will wake up early to photograph the pristine Phewa Lake from the surroundings (near the lake, or from the World Peace Stupa, with incredible views).
We will also be visiting and photographing Pokhara’s ancient market, and the Bindhebasini Temple, apart from Davis Falls.
For sunset, we will go up to the World Peace Stupa, to photograph the spectacular views of Pokhara, Phewa Lake, and the Himalayas as the sun goes down.
Later, we will visit various parts of the lakeside village, as well as Davis fall, followed by the Tibetan refugee camp where we will have wonderful photo opportunities.
Then, we will be visiting Pokhara’s old market and the Bindhebasini temple, as well as Seti George. In that area, we will be able to capture fantastic portraits of the locals and their social life and routines.
In the afternoon, we’ll head to Dhampus, from where we will enjoy amazing views of the Fishtail Mountain or Machapuchare.
We’ll capture the sunset from this area, being also able to do some hikes to get even better views of the mountains.
Night at out hotel Dhaulagiri Viewtel.
Today, we will wake up early to get sunrise shots of the Machapuchare Mountain with the first lights of the day.
Then, we will drive to Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born, and spend the rest of the day here. The trip is long, about 5 to 6 hours, but we will be doing several stops to photograph the scenery, villages and people we will be finding during our way.
We will spend the rest of the day photographing the locals in their daily routines, as well as some of the many temples and pagoda in the town. We’ll also head to photograph he beautiful Palpa Village.
Night at our hotel Budha Maya Resort
On this day, we’ll drive to Chitwan but, on our way, we will do many stops to spend time photographing the villages and town by our drive, as well as capturing portraits of their citizens.
Once in Chitwan, we will register at our hotel and head for some shots in the area.
Night at our hotel Jungle Safari Lodge.
Today, we will have a day full of activities in the National Park, so we will be able to photograph a lot of wildlife, including elephants, rhinos or crocodiles.
Night at out hotel Jungle Safari Lodge.
On this day, we’ll head back to Kahtmandu, where we will arrive in the afternoon. Once there, we will have free time to rest or going shopping, a good idea can also going to visit Thamel, a heaven for tourists, with many hotels, restaurants, shops… Thamel is located in the northern region of Kathmandu, and it has been famous for occidental people since hippies came here in the 70’s. Now it is much more commercial, but also will bring us fabulous photo opportunities.
Night at our Hotel Ganesh Himal
Drive to the airport and end of the trip. Flight back home.
The price for this fantastic 12 days (11 nights) long Nepal Photo Tour is €2,395 (around $2,850 as of August the 25th, 2017, the rate conversion can vary, but the total payments must sum up €2,395 at the moment of the final payment, around 20 days prior to the departure), per person, in a double shared room.
This price is calculated based on 12 participants.
Single room occupancy: €495 (it will depend on availability).
*In case there are only 6 clients, the price will be increased in €150 (around $180).
To book your spot, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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(+34) 625 01 44 81
Price per person based on a minimum group number and for a double room (double – occupancy basis). Ask about prices for individual rooms.
*The category of the accommodation is guaranteed. However, the final hotel is not guaranteed, although it will probably be the one stated in the itinerary.
B the travel brand” carefully designs each one of the routes that it is offering, adapting always to the travelers’ needs. However, due to each country particularities and conditions, it is possible that the routes could vary, changing the itineraries and the places to visit.
In this sense, it will be up to the photographer/s guide/s the decision of changing any of the programmed activities and shooting sessions for each day, depending on factors as weather or light conditions, or by their consideration or thoughts, being the tour hosts, always in search of the best possible experiences and moments of light for the customers of this trip.
The program may also be changed in case of emergency, injury, illness, or robbery of any of the participants or main photographers, among other causes.
At the same time, both the photographers and ‘B the travel brand’ reserves the right of changing the photographer/s guide/s in case of strong reason, such as first grade relatives or own illness or hospitalization, severe health problems, accidents, etc. In those cases, the agency will bring another photographer able to guide the group in the same destination.
The traveler is responsible of having all the documentation for the trip. To visit Nepal, citizens from Spain only need their Passport, with an expiration date longer than 6 months after the trip. Travelers from other countries would need a valid Passport and may need a visa. Always check the requirements with your country authorities before traveling to a foreign country. The photographers and ‘B the travel brand’ have no responsibility about each traveler documentation or the requirements to be allowed to enter in Nepal or any other country.
Citizens of most countries require a Visa to enter in Nepal, but it can be completed at the Kathamdu airport at the time of arrival (price not included).
This Nepal Photo Tour includes a basic assistance insurance. Those travelers who wish to, can get an advanced insurance for an additional cost. In this case, ‘B the travel brand’ will inform and help the client to choose insurance with conditions and coverings adapted to the client and the travel purchased.
‘B the travel brand’ will give personal counseling and advice to travelers when purchasing their trip. Clients will be given a list with all that they need for the route, tips about how to prepare a medical kit for the travel, recommendations about the photography gear for the place and kind of photography, etc. Our staff will be delighted to solve any doubt that the clients could have when preparing the trip.
We are completely sure that this Nepal Photo Tour will be an unforgettable experience for travelers, as well as an intensive photography experience. ‘B the travel brand’ considers it its responsibility, as the travel agent, to promote values such as respect (cultural, social and environmental). Those values will always prevail in all our trips. At the same time, “B the travel brand” will always ensure that the impact of their trips is never negative for the country, their citizens or their wildlife.
The client declares that he or she accepts all the conditions on this trip at the time he or she makes a reservation payment for it.
At the moment of the purchase confirmation, the client will have to pay an initial payment of €600 (around $714 as of August the 25th, 2017). Then, there will be another €600 payment two months before the departure date. The rest of the payment will be effective at maximum 20 days prior to the trip. The agency can resolve the contract and apply the established withdrawal rules before the departure if the client doesn’t make effective any of the expected payments in the deadline, as the terms previously seen. The features that make up the combined travel contract come from the information given to the client in the brochure or program, as well as from the indications regarding this information that could have been given when confirming the reservation.
In case the agency doesn’t complete the minimum needed group to confirm the trip, the client will recover the 100% of the initial payment.
However if the client doesn’t show or cancels the trip, the following cancellation policies will be applied:
– Until 61 days prior to the trip: €600
– From 60 to 30 days prior to the trip: €1,200
– 30 days prior to the trip: 100% of the trip cost (no refund at all).
Prices are based in the Exchange rates by August the 25th, 2017. The currency may be updated until 21 days prior to the departure, according to Spanish Travel Laws, applying a supplement/discount in case of change.
Once the reservation is done by the client, and the services and their prices are confirmed by the agency, these prices only could be revised until 20 calendar days prior to the departure dates, only in case there are variations in the transportation costs (including the fuel prices), in accommodations, in rates and taxes referring to certain services (such as landing, boarding in ports and airports), or in monetary exchange rates applied to the trip.
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28924 Alcorcón (Madrid), Spain.
Phone: +34 625 01 44 81