Creative Photography Nepal

$4600 per person twin share. (Trekking as an optional extension)

The itinerary allows time in the evenings for working on your photos. Even if you have never edited a photo before, you can learn how to enhance your already sensational photos. We will share and discuss photos, culminating in a slideshow of trip favorites on our final night after the group dinner.

About the photographer on the tour:

Hi I’m Llewelyn and I have a passion for travel and photographing my adventures! I’m also a teacher. I’ve often wondered why I come home with thousands of photos. The simple reason is because, with digital technology, I can. But when I really thought about it, I realised that I see my travel THROUGH my lens. It’s my extra pair of eyes!

And through my lens it’s important for me to capture the essence of a place – the detail, colour, textures and patterns that will be true reminders of the magic of a place. 

Now I was a purist for a long time-never editing any photos-until someone showed me the difference that a few small tweaks can make. A great photo can become a stunner in no time at all!

On this tour, let me help YOU find the essence of Luang with your camera lens, look for and capture fascinating shots using more original perspectives and then get you hooked on editing!

Tour Dates

To be advised subject to Covid 19 travel restrictions. Expected October 2022

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

What is included in this tour?

Items that are included in the cost of tour price

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All breakfasts, transportation, hotels and airport transfers

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Extra two nights' accom in Pokhara plus breakfasts

What is not included in this tour?

Items that are not included in the cost of tour price

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International airfares, Nepali visa and guide tips.

Deserts, drinks and snacks if on trek
Day 1

Arrive KTM. Settle into accommodation at Kathmandu Guest House

Inclusions:

  • Airport pick up by local staff

Day 2

Depart early morning to Monkey Temple. Return for breakfast at hotel.

Walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square area to wander through….

Bazaar walk / Asan Tole / Freak Street

We visit any one of the six streets that converge on this ceremonial marketplace. Meander amongst the abundance of wares, steal a stunning shot of mountains of colourful fabric festooned upon temple steps, get amidst the hustle and bustle of the constant trading and bartering. Remember to look UP to discover little shuttered windows and ancient architecture. As people poke their heads out, maybe to survey the scene below or to hang out their washing, a little wave is often permission enough to take a photo.

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Day tour

Day 3

Thamel Wakes Up – A morning photography walk

Experience the friendliness of the Nepalese people as we take an early morning walk through ancient narrow streets, catching special photographic moments as the community begins its day. Rituals and offerings, children off to school, merchants preparing their shops, market stalls…..every day is different.  Ordinary people doing ordinary things can make for extraordinary travel photos!

Return to hotel for breakfast. Free morning. Early afternoon Drive Bhaktapur Durbar square and Golden Hour (sunset) at Boudanath Stupa.

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Day tour

Day 4

Visit Pashupathinath. Hindu cremation place on the holy Bagmati river. Capture ancient rituals associated cremation in this atmospheric location

Fly to Pokhara (Lakeside). Settle into accommodation and free time.

Golden Hour Lakeside late afternoon

There is nothing more tranquil than Phewa Lake in the afternoon. Its pond-like qualities create the most beautiful reflective photographs I have ever taken. And the little coloured boats offer picture postcard shots at every turn. Try your hand at some action shots as locals’ paddle by, or just kick back and take it all in. 

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Airport transfers

  • Flight to Pokhara

  • Orientation around Lakeside

Day 5

Lakeside and Sarangkot (depending on weather)

Enjoy a different view of the Lake as the mist lifts gently off the water, and the lake comes alive with activity. Another chance for those beautiful reflective shots that would make for a beautiful canvas memento of your trip. Finish off with a stroll along the foreshore and maybe a coffee at one of the many cafes, while drinking in the lake view. 

Followed by (subject to weather)

Swirling, twirling colours greet us on arrival at Sarangkot, home of paragliding in Pokhara. What’s not to photograph as tourists and experts alike drop off the side of the cliff, the colours of the rainbow drifting down the valley, with the snow-capped mountains as a backdrop!! Simply stunning! Remember to enjoy a hot lemon, ginger and honey tea from the cafe – it’s a Nepalese speciality!

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Day tour

Day 6 - 10

Afternoon drive to Village via Seti river and Tibetan Colony and settle into accommodation

Village Summary

Ever wanted to roll out of bed, grab your camera and capture the sun hitting the majestic Himalayas? Well this is your opportunity. We stay in the village for a few days in order to provide the opportunity to capture amazing sunrises and sunsets. Throughout the day you get the opportunity to explore village life on foot. Nepali life as it’s been forever. Goats, cows, grass cutting, villagers sitting and chatting, carrying water, drinking chia, kids running to school. Visit the kids in class Everyone going about their daily life.

Combine this with charming accommodation with a modern twist. Attached bathroom, comfy bed, locally grown food to choose from a menu. It’s eco style so water is solar heated and brought to your bathroom in a bucket.

It doesn’t get much better than this!

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner

  • Transportation to village & tour

Day 10

Return to Lakeside after lunch

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

Day 11

Free morning. Afternoon boat ride to Damside to capture the reflection of the mountains in the lake. You’ve seen it in the posters but not with your flair! Taxi to Devis Falls and Peace Stupa for sunset and night shoot.

Final group dinner and slide show in Lakeside

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Boat ride

  • Taxi

  • Group dinner (two courses. Not including drinks).

Day 12

Tour concludes after breakfast.

Fly Kathmandu or free day for trekkers

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast

  • Flight to Kathmandu

  • Airport / hotel transfers

Day 13

Departure Kathmandu to Australia or Start trek

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast if in Kathmandu

  • Airport transfer

Optional extra activities

Five days trekking in the lower Annapurna Range. Moderate difficulty (approx. 4 hours per day). Includes all meals, transportation, guide and porters. Add $880. (Includes extra two nights’ accom in Pokhara plus breakfasts)

This trek is run by Prana treks who limits the weight carried by porters to approximately half the legal weight in Nepal. Prana treks has run at least 6 treks for Focus Tours over 5 years, use licenced guides and insure their staff.

Optional Trek ($880)

Five days trekking in the lower Annapurna Range. Moderate difficulty (approx. 4 hours per day). Includes all meals, transportation, guide and porters.

Day 1

Ghandruk 2000m

After early breakfast transfer by vehicle (approx 3 hours) to the trail head just above Syauli Bazaar. Walk approximately 3 hours to Ghandruk, a beautiful Gurung Village

Day 2

Jhinu Danda 1760m

Mostly descending down and finally up to Jhinu Danda (hot springs) about 3 hours. Leave our packs at the hotel and walk a further 30 minutes down to the river and immerse yourself in the hot springs. Bliss

Day 3

Landruk 1500m

Today it’s ‘Nepali flat’…..down and up for 3 hours to our next stop Landruk. Cross an amazing suspension bridge.

Day 4

Australia Camp 2000m

Traverse the side of the mountain enjoying waterfalls and greenery for 4 hours to Australia Camp….famous for its sunrises and sunsets.

Day 5

Pokhara 830m

After sunrise from the rooftop enjoy a leisurely breakfast. Present our trusty Nepali staff with their tips before heading down the mountain to the highway. Approximately 1 hour. Your transport will take you back to Pokhara (approx 1 hour) for a hot shower and lunch (included) at a delightful restaurant

Day 6

Tour concludes after breakfast.

Fly Kathmandu

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Flight to Kathmandu
  • Airport / hotel transfers

Our Instagram Adventures!

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