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Photography Tour of Nepal Germany

Regular reservation until Invalid date starts from 3900 CHF per person

Experience and photograph the land of the highest mountains on earth, of gods and legends. There are probably only a few countries on earth that exude such a magical attraction and provide as many photo opportunities as this natural and culturally rich Hindu state. As a special treat, we will be in Kathmandu when the world’s most colorful cultural spectacle takes place – the Holi Festival.

This trip will be led by: Daniel von Rüdiger who speaks German


Where do we go?

A truly mystical country

Nepal offers rich diversity in culture, nature, religion and architecture, and thus countless breathtaking photo opportunities. The capital, Kathmandu, is an El Dorado for street, reportage, portrait and architectural photography. And the surrounding area has its own lures, with wild monkeys, awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, remote monasteries and villages that seem to be apart from time. Our travel date offers a very special highlight – we will be there for the spectacular Holi Festival!

On top of all this comes the world-famous hospitality of the Nepalese, who like to present themselves as a little camera-shy. You will have the opportunity to explore the country off the tourist track and to come home with memories and pictures you'll cherish for life.

The trip will be led by photo instructor and filmmaker Daniel von Rüdiger and his longtime Nepalese colleague and local guide Sunil Pokera. With this team, you'll have an unbeatable combination of professional photography expertise and unique local insights and know-how about the country and people. On this trip, you'll receive some theoretical instruction, but more importantly, you'll have plenty of room to experiment and practice under the guidance of an expert. We will even start the selection and editing process while we are still on vacation, so you'll come back with an impressive and curated selection of photos and videos.

Discover Nepal through your lens

Take your photography skills to the next level while getting to know a magical land. We will throw ourselves into the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu – the paradise for street photography. We will visit temples and stupas and look for unusual architectural perspectives. We will freeze the color dust of the Holi festival in front of the temple backdrop in Katmandu in pictures and look into many smiling faces. We will capture the light over the Himalayas in landscape shots in the morning hour and get an insight into private Nepal away from tourist highlights. We visit a Nepalese school, watch carpet weavers at work and hike to a remote monastery.


What you can expect from this trip?

  • Airport transfer, Thamel, group dinner
  • Documentary portraits in Durbar Square, Monkey Temple
  • Holi Festival
  • Carpet weaving, women's monastery, Budhanilkantha temple complex, Nepalese orphanage & school
  • Bodnath Stupa, Pashupatinath cremation site, group dinner
  • Bhaktapur
  • Morning in Bhaktapur, then nature photography in Nagarkot
  • Himalayan sunrise, photo selection and post-processing
  • Departure


Where do we stay?

We will be accommodated in hotels that are of a very high standard by Nepalese standards. All hotels offer us enough space to look at the photos and have a special charm. Single and double rooms are available everywhere. Please indicate if you would like to be accommodated as a couple.

Be accommodated in Katmandú en el Hotel ‘Nepal Pavillion Inn’ en Bhaktapur en ‘Peacock Guest House’ y en Nagarkot en el ‘Hotel Himalayan Villa’. This information is not guaranteed and may change due to reservation options.


  • Daily photo workshops with theoretical and practical inputs
  • All-round support by local guide (English speaking)
  • All-round support by photo lecturer (German-speaking)
  • Discussion of your own photos & videos with beamer/projector, laptop and printouts
  • Photo equipment to experiment with
  • Macbook Pro post-processing of images
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Private bus with driver
  • Drinks and snacks for trips and excursions
  • All hotel accommodation in single or double rooms
  • Breakfast in the hotels
  • Entrance fees and guided tours for selected sights
  • Fees for national parks
  • Three traditional Nepalese dinners together
  • All-round photo support with tips and suggestions and always open to questions

Not Included

  • Flights to and from Kathmandu
  • Visa (required for nearly all travelers)
  • All insurances (basic, travel, cancellation, return travel and accident insurance)
  • Meals and drinks not previously mentioned
  • Gratuities and Personal Expenses


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