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Itinerary

Our 2018 tour arrives in Nepal on 15/5/2018 and leaves Kathmandu on 26/5/2018

The total cost is $4900 and a $300.00 deposit is required to secure your place. Everything on the itinerary is included. International airfares are not included, these are typically $900 return with Thai or Malaysian airfares from Australia.

The country of Nepal, ensconced in deep valleys and soaring hills, protected by the majestic Himalayas and blessed with incredible diversity of culture, traditions, natural beauty and wildlife, has been a country that has fascinated photographers for decades. Himalayan Photography Tours takes to you to some of the less traveled destinations to find the most spectacular scenery and people and capture, in your camera, the essence of this country that has captured the hearts of thousands of people over decades of travel.

Travel with us on this wonderful journey to tiny villages, to soaring hills, to smiling welcomes and to festivals that can bring a smile to the saddest face. A tiny country but filled with so much heart, spirit and strength, you can hardly come away without feeling the warmth of the welcome.

Day 1:
Our tour will be welcomed with garlands as per tradition at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2:
Morning: Kathmandu – The City of a Thousand Temples With a rich history spanning hundreds of years, Kathmandu, originally called Kantipur, the city of light, was made famous by the Malla dynasty of Nepal who built temples, monuments, paati (resting places), and palaces that are of incredible architectural importance. From the five-storeyed temple, to the temple of Goddess Taleju that opens for the public only one day in a year, from the Buddhist stupas of Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath, to the revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Kathmandu is a treasure trove of sights packed into 50 sq. km. of space.

Afternoon: Patan – The City of the Artists.
The second half of the day will take our photographers to visit Patan, the old Newar city where art and crafts are the life of the people. From the historic Patan Durbar Square and the Golden Temple, the sky piercing temple of Taleju to the Buddhist stupa of Mahabouddha, Patan is full of sights that will be a photographer’s delight. With small curios shop and bazaars just around the corner, Patan has sustained and offers the history of the Valley for those excited to take it all and capture the essence of the city with their cameras.

Days 3 & 4:
Chitwan – The Home of the Endangered Our photographers will be driven to Chitwan, a city at a distance of about 158 km from Kathmandu Valley. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours and will take our photographers to one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the Terai  region of Nepal. The Terai region formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal and is particularly rich in flora and fauna. The last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros reside in the natural reserves of Chitwan, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger. With over 500 endangered species that call this region home, nature lovers will find themselves in a heavenly environment in Chitwan. With potential sightings of the Bengal Tiger and one horned rhinoceros while our photographers ride atop an elephant on the menu for the second day is full of fun, excitement and photographer’s heaven.

Day 05:
Pokhara – The City of Lakes After Breakfast the tour will head to Pokhara. The drive of approximately 5 hours will bring our travelers to the picturesque city that has been made famous due to the combination of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes With activities like boating on the Phewa Lake and the view of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchre) from any part of the city, Pokhara has attracted photographers by the horde. Pokhara is surrounded by lakes. With Phewa lake, Begnaash lake and Rupa lake guarding this beautiful city, and rivers and gorges, caves and mountains to wake up to, the city will delight our photographers like no other.

Day 06:
Australian Camp
After breakfast, clients will be driven to Kade, about an hour’s drive followed by a trek to Australian Camp that takes approximately two hours. The camp is located around 1500m above sea level and our photographers can have excellent panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail and the Southern side of Mt. Annapurna.

Day 07:
Dhampus
After breakfast, our photographers will find themselves on a trek to Dhampus from Australian Camp that will take approximately 2.5 hours. They can explore the small ethnic village of Dhampus situated at the North-West of the valley of Pokhara. It is one of the shortest, yet one of the best hiking areas in the Annapurna Region.This hiking trail will lead you through some remote areas of Nepal but with fascinating
views of unspoiled and unexplored nature, this hike which is slightly off the beaten track will reward our photographers with magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 08:
Our photographers can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being picked up at Dhampus & driven back to Pokhara where they can indulge in a sightseeing tour of the City including Gupteshwor cave, Davi’s falls, Tibetan refugee camp, Peace Stupa, the Bat cave, etc. and also indulge in fun activities in the evening. Clubs and pubs in Pokhara are the hubs of evening activities and both national and international tourists alike enjoy the city at night.

Day 09:
Early risers will be taken for a drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas. Enthusiasts of paragliding* can also tick this fun activity off their to-do list and jump off a high cliff if they are so inclined. Our tour will then proceed to Kathmandu after breakfast. The evening will be kept free for our photographers to enjoy the city by themselves and take pictures to their hearts’ content of this city that has a sight at every corner.

Day 10:
Bhaktapur – The City of Traditions, and the King’s Yoghurt! After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will be driven to Bhaktapur, a city steeped inculture. Bhaktapur was originally called Bhadgaon, and was a Newar city founded in the 9 th  century. The Palace Square at Bhaktapur is a peaceful and lovingly preserved piece of history. Our photographers will be taken to visit the ancient gateway, Durbar Square the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five storied temple of Nyatapola constructed in the Pagoda style, Batshala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatreya temple, Pujari Math, the Palace of the 55 Windows, etc.On the way back from Bhaktapur, our photographers  will be taken to the temples of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple proper of Pashupatinath, however, the temple is surrounded by many smaller temples and shrines as well as the Bagmati River which would offer many interesting pictures and glimpses of life that are a photographer’s treasures. Later clients will be taken to visit Bouddhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5 th  century. The stupa features the four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions, which is said to be keeping an eternal watch over the people and their activities, as per legend. Clients will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the Stupa spinning the prayer wheels. This shrine, as well as other Buddhist holy places, brings a feeling of peace and spirituality which, as per our previous tour, is a wonderful take-away for our tour. Later, our photographers can spend the night at the hotel or go out for some night time photography. You will need to be careful not to get lost though, as Kathmandu is a labyrinth of small streets.

Day 11:
Our photographers will be free till the time for departure for any activities of their preference. We suggest a morning spa treatment for those who are interested or a shopping spree because no place in Nepal is as eclectic and interesting as Kathmandu!
Note:
Photographers are suggested to obtain travel insurance before they leave Australia as most of the areas that our tour will take will be at high altitudes and although it is rare for altitude sickness to set in at this height, it is not unheard of. Also, as the tour will be hiking most of the time, injuries may be unavoidable.

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Our 2018 tour arrives in Nepal on 15/5/2018 and leaves Kathmandu on 26/5/2018

The total cost is $4900 and a $300.00 deposit is required to secure your place. Everything on the itinerary is included. International airfares are not included, these are typically $900 return with Thai or Malaysian airfares from Australia.

The country of Nepal, ensconced in deep valleys and soaring hills, protected by the majestic Himalayas and blessed with incredible diversity of culture, traditions, natural beauty and wildlife, has been a country that has fascinated photographers for decades. Himalayan Photography Tours takes to you to some of the less traveled destinations to find the most spectacular scenery and people and capture, in your camera, the essence of this country that has captured the hearts of thousands of people over decades of travel.

Travel with us on this wonderful journey to tiny villages, to soaring hills, to smiling welcomes and to festivals that can bring a smile to the saddest face. A tiny country but filled with so much heart, spirit and strength, you can hardly come away without feeling the warmth of the welcome.

Day 1:
Our tour will be welcomed with garlands as per tradition at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and will be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2:
Morning: Kathmandu – The City of a Thousand Temples With a rich history spanning hundreds of years, Kathmandu, originally called Kantipur, the city of light, was made famous by the Malla dynasty of Nepal who built temples, monuments, paati (resting places), and palaces that are of incredible architectural importance. From the five-storeyed temple, to the temple of Goddess Taleju that opens for the public only one day in a year, from the Buddhist stupas of Swoyambhunath and Bouddhanath, to the revered Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Kathmandu is a treasure trove of sights packed into 50 sq. km. of space.

Afternoon: Patan – The City of the Artists.
The second half of the day will take our photographers to visit Patan, the old Newar city where art and crafts are the life of the people. From the historic Patan Durbar Square and the Golden Temple, the sky piercing temple of Taleju to the Buddhist stupa of Mahabouddha, Patan is full of sights that will be a photographer’s delight. With small curios shop and bazaars just around the corner, Patan has sustained and offers the history of the Valley for those excited to take it all and capture the essence of the city with their cameras.

Days 3 & 4:
Chitwan – The Home of the Endangered Our photographers will be driven to Chitwan, a city at a distance of about 158 km from Kathmandu Valley. The drive will take approximately 5-6 hours and will take our photographers to one of the few remaining undisturbed vestiges of the Terai  region of Nepal. The Terai region formerly extended over the foothills of India and Nepal and is particularly rich in flora and fauna. The last populations of single-horned Asiatic rhinoceros reside in the natural reserves of Chitwan, which is also one of the last refuges of the Bengal tiger. With over 500 endangered species that call this region home, nature lovers will find themselves in a heavenly environment in Chitwan. With potential sightings of the Bengal Tiger and one horned rhinoceros while our photographers ride atop an elephant on the menu for the second day is full of fun, excitement and photographer’s heaven.

Day 05:
Pokhara – The City of Lakes After Breakfast the tour will head to Pokhara. The drive of approximately 5 hours will bring our travelers to the picturesque city that has been made famous due to the combination of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes With activities like boating on the Phewa Lake and the view of Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchre) from any part of the city, Pokhara has attracted photographers by the horde. Pokhara is surrounded by lakes. With Phewa lake, Begnaash lake and Rupa lake guarding this beautiful city, and rivers and gorges, caves and mountains to wake up to, the city will delight our photographers like no other.

Day 06:
Australian Camp
After breakfast, clients will be driven to Kade, about an hour’s drive followed by a trek to Australian Camp that takes approximately two hours. The camp is located around 1500m above sea level and our photographers can have excellent panoramic views of Mt. Fishtail and the Southern side of Mt. Annapurna.

Day 07:
Dhampus
After breakfast, our photographers will find themselves on a trek to Dhampus from Australian Camp that will take approximately 2.5 hours. They can explore the small ethnic village of Dhampus situated at the North-West of the valley of Pokhara. It is one of the shortest, yet one of the best hiking areas in the Annapurna Region.This hiking trail will lead you through some remote areas of Nepal but with fascinating
views of unspoiled and unexplored nature, this hike which is slightly off the beaten track will reward our photographers with magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 08:
Our photographers can enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being picked up at Dhampus & driven back to Pokhara where they can indulge in a sightseeing tour of the City including Gupteshwor cave, Davi’s falls, Tibetan refugee camp, Peace Stupa, the Bat cave, etc. and also indulge in fun activities in the evening. Clubs and pubs in Pokhara are the hubs of evening activities and both national and international tourists alike enjoy the city at night.

Day 09:
Early risers will be taken for a drive to Sarangkot to view the sunrise over the Himalayas. Enthusiasts of paragliding* can also tick this fun activity off their to-do list and jump off a high cliff if they are so inclined. Our tour will then proceed to Kathmandu after breakfast. The evening will be kept free for our photographers to enjoy the city by themselves and take pictures to their hearts’ content of this city that has a sight at every corner.

Day 10:
Bhaktapur – The City of Traditions, and the King’s Yoghurt! After breakfast at the hotel, the tour will be driven to Bhaktapur, a city steeped inculture. Bhaktapur was originally called Bhadgaon, and was a Newar city founded in the 9 th  century. The Palace Square at Bhaktapur is a peaceful and lovingly preserved piece of history. Our photographers will be taken to visit the ancient gateway, Durbar Square the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, the famous five storied temple of Nyatapola constructed in the Pagoda style, Batshala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatreya temple, Pujari Math, the Palace of the 55 Windows, etc.On the way back from Bhaktapur, our photographers  will be taken to the temples of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. Non-Hindus are not allowed inside the temple proper of Pashupatinath, however, the temple is surrounded by many smaller temples and shrines as well as the Bagmati River which would offer many interesting pictures and glimpses of life that are a photographer’s treasures. Later clients will be taken to visit Bouddhanath, the 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5 th  century. The stupa features the four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions, which is said to be keeping an eternal watch over the people and their activities, as per legend. Clients will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the Stupa spinning the prayer wheels. This shrine, as well as other Buddhist holy places, brings a feeling of peace and spirituality which, as per our previous tour, is a wonderful take-away for our tour. Later, our photographers can spend the night at the hotel or go out for some night time photography. You will need to be careful not to get lost though, as Kathmandu is a labyrinth of small streets.

Day 11:
Our photographers will be free till the time for departure for any activities of their preference. We suggest a morning spa treatment for those who are interested or a shopping spree because no place in Nepal is as eclectic and interesting as Kathmandu!
Note:
Photographers are suggested to obtain travel insurance before they leave Australia as most of the areas that our tour will take will be at high altitudes and although it is rare for altitude sickness to set in at this height, it is not unheard of. Also, as the tour will be hiking most of the time, injuries may be unavoidable.

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