Nepal is alive with mystery, color and culture. The history is all around you. Creating images with the locations and people will be unlike any other place in the world.
has worked extensively with great guides in Nepal, Gopi Chandra Bhusal and in Bhutan, Kinley TTshering to design this trip to ensure that you will be able to create once in a lifetime images. The streets, countryside, people, festivals and much more will be alive with color and mystery. Bruce will lead you on an adventure of a lifetime. Come create. Photographers of all levels and those that enjoy capturing where they travel are encouraged to sign-up.
It will be the rice harvest season giving us the yellow fields at festival time. The places we will go are off the beaten path at the right time of day. The history of Nepal and Bhutan will inspire you to create. The friendly locals and rich culture will embrace you with its kindness, music and art. We’ll travel from the busy city, to a private farm, all while being transported to the villages of the past. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just want a group of like-minded people to travel with, this trip caters to all.
Home to the majestic Himalayas and ancient Kingdoms, Nepal is more than just about mountains and trekking! Experience century old Hindu and Buddhist practices, colorful villages dotted with ancient architecture and temples, and luscious jungles filled with wildlife. With 131 ethnic groups, Nepal is one of the most cultural diversified countries in Asia and every corner has its own unique story to tell. Come discover this magical land of ancient traditions and several World Heritage Sites.
This tour has been designed to enjoy Kathmandu City (1,350 meters), capital city of Nepal and also called as city of UNESCO, hosts around 7 world heritage sites and Chitwan National Park (CNP) in the south. CNP covers the total area of 932 squares km in the Terai region. Visit to CNP provides travelers to enjoy culture of local Tharu People, Jungle Safaris, Canoe Ride, Crocodile breeding centre, visit to local Tharu Villages and many more in the lust green area. CNP hosts famous for one horned rhinos, Bengal tiger, deer, snake, Gharial and many other species of flora and fauna. This is the perfect tour to experience local culture, people, food, heritage and specially, the time of rice harvesting season. Pokhara, which is around 210 kms from Kathmandu on west is a natural and adventure hub. This is the gateway to Annapurna Region and considered as one of the cleanest cities of Nepal. From every corner of town, the close proximity of mountain gives you the feeling of just standing in front of mirror.
Kathmandu arrival, garland welcome, assistance and transfer to hotel. Rest for full day to overcome long flight and jet lag.
Evening enjoy Nepali dinner with cultural program followed by tour briefing.
Overnight at Hotel Manaslu in Kathmandu.
(Meal: Welcome Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, we start our day with visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous Hindu temple at the bank of holy Bagmati River where Hindu people cremate dead body for salvation. Afterwards, drive to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest and beautiful Stupas in the world. Spend time around Stupa over lunch. In the late afternoon, drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square also called Kasthamandap, from which the name of Kathmandu was originated, where you can see living goddess, Kumari. Walk around to the Freak Street, which used to be very famous in early 1960s to late 1970s for hippies. This is the mostly affected Square in Kathmandu because of Great Earthquake of April, 2015. Now, this is in renovation process.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel in Manaslu in Kathmandu. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 03/5TH OCTOBER:
After early breakfast, start drive to Chitwan on South which is around 180 kms from Kathmandu and usually takes 5/6 hours as we need to drive along a small and hilly highway. Enroute we enjoy white water rafting for 2/3 hours with beach lunch. Know about Chitwan, indigenous Tharu people, their lifestyle, about Chitwan National park, flora and fauna, climate and many more. Evening, participate in Elephant Safari which takes us in the jungle on the elephant back to show us One horned rhinos, only found in Nepal, deer, birds, and some time if we are enough lucky, we might encounter with Bengali Tiger. Return to hotel and refresh. Evening, there will a Tharu Cultural Program with information session. Participate in dance program with local Tharu dancers. You can enjoy dinner during program or after the program.
Overnight at Tiger Land Safari Resort in Chitwan. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 4/6TH OCTOBER:
Early morning guests will be mounted on Elephant back or Jeep Ride and taken for a jungle safari for approximately 2 hours penetrating through dense grasslands to view wildlife in their natural habitat. After breakfast, you are taken to our elephant stables where a senior naturalist briefs about the interesting and unbelievable habits of elephant. Here one may witness the rare scene of the elephants at bath. After lunch in the afternoon, you may choose to relax around the resort or take a drive for canoe ride down the Rapti River. The river ride provides opportunity of viewing the Gharial crocodiles as well as the mugger crocodiles, fresh water dolphins, otters and varieties of water birds. On our way back, we visit local Tharu villages.
Overnight at Tiger Land Safari Resort in Chitwan. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, start drive to Pokhara. Enroute stop at Bandipur for lunch which is around 10 kms uphill from Dumre Bazar once you leave the main highway. Walk around to main bazaar, drive back to highway and continue to Pokhara. Once you approach Pokhara, in a clear day, you can see beautiful Annapurna Mountain Range and Mt. Fishtail in a very close distance. Check-in at hotel and free afternoon. In the evening, your guide will take you for quick sightseeing of Pokhara valley which includes, Devi’s fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Bindabasini Temple and 1 hour boat ride at Fewa Lake to see the Barahi Temple at the middle of Fewa Lake. Walk around Lakeside Bazaar in the evening.
Overnight at Lake Side Retreat in Pokhara. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 06/8TH OCTOBER:
Early morning, your guide will take you to Sarankot which is 30 minutes drive in hill. It is a famous hill station in Pokhara from where you can see magnificent Sunrise over Annapurna Range, Fewa Lake, Pokhara valley and Hemja valley of other side. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we can visit local villages near Pokhara.
Overnight at Lake Side Retreat in Pokhara.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 07/9TH OCTOBER:
After breakfast, take 30 minutes scenic fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will drive to Swyombhunath Stupa(also known as the Monkey Temple) The world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas built 2000 years ago situated on a hillock about 77 m above the level of the Kathmandu valley. Visitors will also have a grand view of the valley from this spot. In the afternoon, we drive to Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a city of devotees and often called as living museum. Walk around to the various squares, know the stories, capture the historic monuments, and try local curd, called Juju Dhau and many more. Evening, walk around to the Palace to capture the daily rituals of the local people and the monuments.
Overnight at Shiva Guest House in Bhaktapur. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 08/10th OCTOBER:
Early morning, go around to the square to capture the daily rituals of the local people of Bhaktapur. Return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu (45 minutes). This entire day, we simply take a rest and prepare for the Bhutan tour.
Overnight at Manaslu hotel in Kathmandu. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, rest of the day is free unless you want any program. Before 3 hours of your flight time, our representative will transfer to airport for your flight back from Kathmandu to home or to Bhutan if you join Bhutan Tour. (Meal: Breakfast)
Check out the Bhutan trip leaving Oct 11th from KATHMANDU
NEPAL COST INCLUDES:
1. Garland welcome, arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu as per the itinerary with office representative.
2. 3 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.
3. 1 night in Bhaktapur with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.
4. 2 nights in Chitwan with all meals ie breakfast, lunch and dinner with all applicable jungle activities inclusive of National Park fees, service charges and taxes.
5. 2 nights in Pokhara with breakfast inclusive of taxes and service charges.
6. Pokhara/Kathmandu Airfare with all necessary transfers.
7. Rafting at Trishuli River with lunch.
8. Meals as indicated in the Itinerary.
9. Kathmandu sightseeing with English Speaking Tour Guide with all applicable entrance fees.
10. English Speaking Tour Escort throughout the tour in Nepal.
11. Welcome and Farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
12. Bottle Drinking water in vehicle for sightseeing drives and transfers.
13. All drives, sightseeing and transfers by Deluxe Vehicle as per the group size.
14. 24/7 hours Assistance.
15. Kathmandu/Bharatpur (Chitwan)/Kathmandu Airfare.
1. International Airfare to/from Kathmandu.
3. Nepal Visa fees on Arrival at airport (USD 50/- for 30 Days Multiple Visa).
4. Meals other than mentioned in the program.
5. Personal nature of expenses like tips, bar bills, laundry and personal expenses.
6. Cost may arise of natural calamities, flight cancellation, illness, hospitalization, tour cancellation, blockade etc.
7. Other than in our include section.