Nepal is a land of unparalleled scenic beauty located within one of the most geographical diverse areas on earth. Draped along the greatest heights of the Himalaya between China and India, it has retained its essentially agrarian and medieval character. Its wondrous history and geography are still the defining aspects of everyday life.
Since Nepal first opened its frontiers to foreign visitors in the fifties, it has been the epicenter of Himalayan photographic activities. Photography in Nepal not only offers an opportunity to immerse oneself in Himalayan bliss but also a rare opportunity chance to take a step back in time.
Standing before the entire world is a vivid kaleidoscope of picturesque landscapes, heavenly high-altitude meadows, magnificent mountains, incredible travel destinations, unique culture, festivals, ancient heritage, pristine backwaters and exotic cuisine.
Nepal is undoubtedly a photographer’s delight, a land of eternal fascination!!!
Tour Dates 2nd to 8th February (7-days) Tour Price Tour price fixed in US$3,250 * £1,952 * €2,360 * ZAR34, 628 per person sharing (see below) (Tour price fixed in USD, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations). A single supplement of US$250.00 will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. Tour Size Limited to 6 participants and 1 ORYX leader Marius Coetzee
Day 1, 2nd February Arrival Kathmandu
Day 2, 3rd February Patan, Khokana and Bungmati
Day 3, 4th February Pashupatinath & Boudanath
Day 4, 5th February Swayambhunath
Day 5, 6th February Thimi, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan
Day 6, 7th February Nagarkot depart back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Afternoon in Kathmandu-KTM Durbar Square
Day 7,8 th February Kathmandu and depart to final destination of choice.
The fee for the Nepal – Kathmandu Valley Photo Tour is US$3,250 * £1,952 * €2,360 * ZAR34, 628 per person in shared accommodation. A single supplement of US$250.00 will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If ORYX cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will, however, make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
The The tour price includes:
All accommodation as per the itinerary;
All meals starting at dinner day 1 and ending with breakfast day 7;
All entrance fees as per the itinerary;
All airport transfers;
All ground transportation;
Professional English speaking Nepalese guide;
All local guide fees;
Bottled mineral water (1lt per person per day over and above beverages served during each meal;
Gratuities for local guides and services; and
Hands on photographic tutoring by ORYX Leader Marius Coetzee
Airport taxes and Visa costs;
Travel Insurance; and
Personal expenses such as souvenirs, telephone calls etc.
a) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 4 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.
b) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
c) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, porters, restaurants etc.) are included on this ORYX tour.
It can be very cool in some areas, especially in the Nagarkot
Accommodation throughout the trip is of a high standard.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DETAILS:
Day 1 is scheduled as an arrival day for the tour, so you are welcome to arrive at any time on this day. The tour will conclude in Kathmandu after breakfast on day 7. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late for either the main tour or the extension and would like assistance or advice in this regard, kindly contact the ORYX office.
Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu is the main port of entry for international flights into Nepal. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. If you would like further assistance, kindly contact the ORYX office.
IMPORTANT: please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the ORYX office for confirmation on the status of the tour.
Photo Credits: All images by ORYX Co – founder Marius Coetzee©
Tour price fixed in USD, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
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