Nepal Village Photography Expedition: Immersive Cultural Encounters and Breathtaking LandscapesNepal Village Photography Expedition

10 Days

Embark on an extraordinary Nepal Village Photography Expedition, where cultural immersion and breathtaking landscapes converge. Capture the essence of Nepal’s serene villages and awe-inspiring mountain vistas through your lens. This thoughtfully curated journey takes you from Kathmandu to Pokhara, renowned for its tranquil lakes and majestic Himalayan peaks.

Discover the authentic rural life in Astam, where time stands still, and Dhampus, with its charming architecture and panoramic mountain views. Witness the magical sunrise over the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains from Sarankot Mountain Lodge.

In Pokhara, seize the opportunity for a unique photo shoot with a model against the picturesque backdrop of Fewa Lake. Experience the spiritual aura of Bouddha Stupa and the sacred rituals at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.

Immerse yourself in the living history of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and the Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath). Delve deeper into Nepal’s cultural tapestry by exploring the traditional Newari villages of Khokana and Bungmati.

From vibrant markets like Asan to the dynamic energy of Thamel, capture the essence of Nepal’s bustling city life. This expedition offers unparalleled photographic opportunities and cultural connections in the heart of the Himalayas.

Join us for this remarkable Nepal Village Photography Expedition, and return with a portfolio of captivating images and cherished memories that will endure a lifetime.

Trip info

  • March - May & Sept - Nov
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Astam village - Dhampus - Pokhara - Kathmandu


Embark on a remarkable journey through Nepal’s picturesque landscapes and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its vibrant culture with our “Nepal Village Photography Expedition: Immersive Cultural Encounters and Breathtaking Landscapes.” This carefully crafted trip offers an extraordinary opportunity for photography enthusiasts to capture the essence of Nepal, from its serene villages to its awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

The adventure begins with your arrival in Kathmandu, a city steeped in history and spirituality. From there, you’ll take a short flight to Pokhara, a city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas and renowned for its tranquil lakes and stunning mountain panoramas. As you soar above the rugged terrain, a world of photographic possibilities awaits.


  • Explore the authentic village life and capture stunning landscapes in Astam and Dhampus.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Sarankot.
  • Conduct a photo shoot with a model against the backdrop of Fewa Lake in Pokhara.
  • Visit Bouddha Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, capturing the spiritual and cultural essence of these iconic sites.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural beauty of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Experience the traditional Newari culture in Khokana and Bungmati villages, known for their unique practices and craftsmanship.
  • Capture panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley from the Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath) and explore the architectural wonders of Patan Durbar Square.
  • Explore the bustling market of Asan and witness the vibrant street scenes in Kathmandu.
  • Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Thamel, where you can engage in shopping for unique souvenirs.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage, capture captivating moments, and create lasting memories throughout your photography journey in Nepal.


Day 1:
Arrival and transfer to Pokhara and drive to Astam Eco Village Lodge

-Morning: Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. You’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
-Afternoon: Transfer to the domestic airport for a short flight to Pokhara, a scenic lakeside city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas.
-Upon arrival in Pokhara, meet your guide and drive directly to Astam Eco Village Lodge, located in the picturesque village of Astam.
-Check-in at the lodge and settle in. Enjoy the serene surroundings and beautiful views of the Annapurna range.
-Overnight stay at Astam Eco Village Lodge.

Day 2:
Dhampus Village

-Full day: Embark on village photography in Astam. Capture the authentic lifestyle, cultural traditions, and stunning landscapes of the village.
-Immerse yourself in the local community, interact with the villagers, and capture their daily activities.
-In the evening, drive to Dhampus, another charming village located at an altitude of 1,700 meters.
-Check-in at your accommodation in Dhampus and relax.
-Overnight stay in Dhampus.

Day 3:

-Full day: Continue village photography in Dhampus. Explore the village’s unique architecture, traditional houses, and panoramic views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountains.
-Interact with the locals and document their way of life, customs, and cultural practices.
-Later in the day, drive to Sarankot Mountain Lodge, situated atop a hill overlooking Pokhara Valley and the Annapurna range.
-Check-in at the lodge and enjoy the breathtaking views.
-Overnight stay at Sarankot Mountain Lodge.

Day 4:

-Early morning: Wake up before dawn to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Sarankot. Capture the golden hues and changing light as the sun rises.
-Return to the lodge for breakfast and refreshments.
-Afterward, drive to Fewa Lake, Pokhara’s famous lake surrounded by lush hills and the Annapurna range. Conduct a photo shoot with a model against this scenic backdrop.
-Spend the rest of the day exploring Pokhara, visiting its charming markets, cafes, and enjoying the serene lakeside ambiance.
-Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 5:

-Morning: Take a flight back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
-Once in Kathmandu, head to the iconic Bouddha Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world. Capture the religious fervor, architectural beauty, and the lively atmosphere around the stupa.
-Visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Capture the intricate woodcarvings, cremation ghats, and observe the rituals performed by devotees along the banks of the Bagmati River.
-Check-in at your hotel in Kathmandu and relax.
-Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 6:

-Explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its well-preserved ancient architecture and traditional Newari culture.
-Capture the intricately carved temples, pagodas, and palaces within the square. Experience the vibrant atmosphere and witness the daily lives of locals.
-Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural marvels of this medieval city.
-Return to Kathmandu and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 7:

-Visit Khokana and Bungmati, two traditional Newari villages near Kathmandu.
-Capture the old-world charm, traditional architecture, and local livelihoods in these villages. Observe the unique mustard oil and pottery making processes, which are specialties of these communities.
-Learn about the cultural heritage and customs of the Newar people.
-Return to Kathmandu and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 8:

-Morning: Visit the Monkey Temple, also known as Swayambhunath. Climb the hill to reach the stupa and capture the panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Observe the playful monkeys that reside in the temple complex.
-Continue to Patan Durbar Square, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its ancient palaces, temples, and intricate woodcarvings. Photograph the Newari architecture and the vibrant street life.
-Return to Kathmandu and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 9:

-Explore Asan, a bustling market in Kathmandu. Capture the vibrant atmosphere, colorful stalls, and busy street scenes. Interact with the locals and document their daily lives.
-Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical square filled with temples, palaces, and intricate stone carvings. Photograph the architectural marvels and learn about the rich history of the Kathmandu Valley.
-Later, explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub known for its shops, cafes, and unique souvenirs. Engage in some shopping and find mementos to take back home.
-Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 10:

-Departure: Depending on your flight schedule, you’ll be transferred to the international airport in Kathmandu for your onward journey.


Cost Includes

  • All Ground transportation as per Itinerary
  • Guide for Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Flight ticket
  • Model with traditional dress
  • 5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Plan
  • 1 Nights accommodation in Sarankot on BB plan
  • 1 Nights accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Village on BB plan
  • Entrance fees

Cost Excludes

  • Photography Equipment
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advise you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities


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What photography equipment should I bring on this trip?

We recommend bringing a DSLR or mirrorless camera with a selection of lenses suitable for landscape, portrait, and street photography. A sturdy tripod, extra batteries, memory cards, and lens cleaning kit are also essential.

Is this trip suitable for all photography skill levels?

Yes, this trip is designed to cater to photography enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, our trip leader will provide guidance and support to help you capture stunning images.

Do I need prior photography experience to join this expedition?

No prior photography experience is required. Our trip leader will provide guidance on composition, techniques, and camera settings to help you improve your photography skills throughout the trip.

What physical fitness level is required for this expedition?

This trip involves some walking and hiking in villages and hills. While the physical level is considered moderate, participants should have a basic level of fitness and be able to walk on uneven terrain.

What is the average group size for this trip?

We keep the group size small to ensure personalized attention and a more intimate experience. The average group size is typically around 8-12 participants.

What type of accommodation can I expect during the expedition?

We provide comfortable lodges and hotels throughout the trip, offering a blend of modern amenities and local charm. Accommodations are selected to provide a comfortable base for photography activities and cultural exploration.

What is the best time to undertake this Photography expedition?

The best time to go on this expedition is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer pleasant weather, clear mountain views, and vibrant cultural festivals.

How do I secure my spot on the expedition?

To secure your spot, you can contact us through our website or directly through our booking platform. We will provide you with further details on trip availability, payment options, and reservation procedures.

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