This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!
Nepal is an entrancing country, with mountainous scenery and a vibrant mix of Hindu and Buddhist cultures. Our Impressions of Nepal photography tour takes in the best that it has to offer. We will cover the three most popular regions: the Kathmandu Valley, the mountain town of Pokhara and Chitwan National Park on the low-lying Terai. We have timed our trip to coincided with the atmospheric Dashain festival - a unique and challenging time to be in the country.
This is an exploratory trip. Steve has travelled to Nepal in the past, but not for a number of years, so this trip will effectively be breaking new ground! Intrepid Travel, who are providing the land arrangements, have many years of experience in the region, but it might not be quite so polished as some of our other itineraries!
This trip will offer a number of photographic themes, from culture, to historic architecture, portraits, wildlife and landscapes. This will allow people to learn about, and practice a wide range of photographic skills under the guidance,tuition and encouragement of professional photographer, Steve Davey.
Highlights of this trip
• Historic Durbar Square,
• Dashain Festival
• Kathmandu Valley
• Lake Begnas
• Bodhanath Stupa
• Chitwan National Park
• Mini Royal Trek
better travel photography
End: Not scheduled
Price: £ TBA ex. int. flights, based on
Min 8, max 12 people
Approx other currencies*:
€ TBA • US$ TBA
AU$ TBA • NZ$ TBA
Note: if you have travelled with Intrepid and have a 5% feedback discount you can use it on this trip
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Impressions of Nepal Itinerary
Day 1: Katmandu
Day 2: Katmandu
Day 3: Katmandu Valley
Day 4: Katmandu Valley
Day 5: Bhaktapur
Day 6: Nuwakot
Day 7: Chitwan NP
Day 8: Chitwan NP
Day 9: Bandipur
Day 10: Lake Begnas
Day 11: Royal Trek
Day 12: Pokhara
Day 13: Pokhara
Day 14: Katmandu
Day 15: Tour ends
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Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.
Bookings are made through the Intrepid Special Groups Dept. in Melbourne not the Intrepid website or Stores. Use this link for more information
We start in the capital of Nepal, Katmandu, and have a number of days to explore the fascinating towns of the Katmandu Valley. This is the historic religious, cultural and administrative centre of the country.
We explore the city of Katmandu as well as Pashupati. Boudhanath and Patan. These towns are fascinating and have ancient squares, Buddhist stupas and palaces. The Katmandu is a thriving and bustling place and we will be able to photograph a number of buildings as well as some of the incredible people of Nepal.
From Katmandu we move on to the ancient town of Bhaktapur and then on to the atmospheric village of Nuwakot to have our first experience of rural Nepali life. Ourr next destination is the fantastic national park of Royal Chitwan. We have a number of jungle activities and the chance of seeing the rare Indian Rhino.
After exploring Chitwan, we drive to the remote and well-preserved hilltop settlement of BandipurFrom Bandipur we head out on a gentle trek to Lake Begnas, via some tiny villages where we will get the chance to interact with and photograph local villagers. We spend the night at Lake Begnas before waking early for a short section of the atmospheric Royal Trek. This has stunning views and passes through a lot of interesting rural scenery.
We spend an overnight camping before trekking onwards to a road, wher we proceed to Pokhara. We have time to explore Pokhara before returning to Katmandu.
The trip is timed to correspond with the Dashain Festival. On the final day of our trip, this festival is characterised by aminal sacrifices to the Goddess Durga. If you are interested in witnessing this cultural festival, you should arrange for an extra night in Katmandu and depart the day after the trip opfficially finishes.
This tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.
Please note: at the momement this tour is not scheduled to run, but we may well run it in the future.
If you are interested please do contact us!