Photography tour in Nepal with Annapurna Panorama trek
This photography trip focusing for very active photographer as it contains few days of trekking as well. When one goes for trekking we can take near to the mountain. The trip is reward as it has a very popular point to capture the part of the Himalayan range but it is also demanding as one needs to walk everyday about 6-8 hours during the trek. The trip actually blends cultural part, natural part and landscape photography. If you are very serious photographer we still recommend and spare day for trek as the itinerary is made for normal trekkers. Having an extra day at Ghandruk gives more exposure to capture the objects finely. The trip passes through market, villages, national park, Mountain View point, high ways and even a trek to observe the Panorama of Annapurna from Poonhill. The diversity like landscape, topography, wild lives, local lifestyles, Hindu as well as Buddhist temples and cultures, manmade structures like bridges are included as the major objects of photography in this trip.
Detailed itinerary of the trip
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet by our representative in airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar square with full of temple and old palace complex, continue to visit Swoyambhunath, one of the popular Buddhist temple in the western part of Kathmandu. Afternoon continue your visit to Kirtipur, a small town towards the western part of Kathmandu, traditionally considered as gateway to Kathmandu.
Day 03: Visit to Patan durbar square, a historical town located on the southern part of Kathmandu, continue visit to Pashupatinath, a popular Hindu temple and crematorium. After visiting Pashupatinath continue sightseeing to Boudhnath, the biggest Buddhist stupa in south Asia.
Day 04: Visit Changunarayan temple, the oldest temple in Nepal because the history of the temple is traced up to 5th century. Continue visit to Bhaktapur, a mediaeval town located to the eastern art of Kathmandu. After visiting Bhaktapur drive to Nagarkot for overnight stay.
Day 05: Visit Dhulikhel, a small village located in friendship highway, continue journey to Namobuddha and in the afternoon visit traditional newar village of Panauti.
Day 06: Sightseeing of two small villages of Bungmati and Khokana and walk in the local market of Kathmandu popular by the name Asan Bazar and Indrachok. Later continue to visit Kathesimbhu and Janabahal, both of them are Buddhist temples located inside the town.
Day 07: Drive to Chitwan national park, about 160 km southwest of Kathmandu.
Day 08: Jungle activities inside the national park like canoeing, elephant back safari, visit to elephant breeding center or Gharial crocodile breeding center depend with the location of the hotel.
Day 09: Drive from Chitwan to Pokhara, about 150 km and overnight in Pokhara.
Day 10: Early morning sunrise trip to Sarangkot, a popular Mountain View point. After breakfast sightseeing of Pokhara including Seti River gorge, Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Bindhyabasini temple, Tibetan refugee camp and world peace pagoda.
Day 11: Early morning drive to trek starting point Nayapul takes about 2 hours and start walking and reach Tirkhedhunga(1570m). Takes normally 3-4 hours to reach the village.
Day 12: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) about 6-7 hours of walking. At the beginning ascends to Ulleri, the hardest climb of the whole trip and still going up gently until you reach Ghorepani. Is a very nice Magar village and probably you get your accommodation in a lodge which is operated by one of the retired gurkha.
Day 13: Early morning sunrise trip to Poonhill (3210m) and trek down to Tadapani (2540m), 4-5 hours of walking. Ascend at the beginning and go down to rhododendron forest and last minutes ascend to reach Tadapani.
The highlight of the trek and one of the important opportunities to see Dhawalagiri, the famous eight thousand meter peak which remained as tallest peak of the world until they discovered Everest is the highest.
Day 14: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m.), takes about 3 hours and afternoon discover Ghandruk. Mostly a descend from Tadapani to reach Ghandruk. The trail passes through rhododendron and Uttis forest. Cool and nice nature walk all the way to Ghandruk. After reaching Ghandruk one can see the typical Gurung village from Annapurna. Ghandruk is also a ACAP headquarter so can go for a movie show at ACAP office by afternoon. Visit to Gurung culture museum also of great interest for many visitor.
Day 15: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, the trekking part normally takes five hours walking and two hours drive to Pokhara. A scenic trek that goes down most of the time with beautiful terraces up to Syaulibazar and continue Modikhola until Birethanti and Nayapul. Take a transfer to Pokhara, a beautiful lake city.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu. On a proper time transfer to airport for final departure.