Pixel Chrome Nepal Photography Tour

Explore Himalaya recently had an opportunity to operate a week-long photography tour to Kathmandu’s world heritage sites, which was led by Mr. Jeremy Woodhouse with three fellow photographers from America and an Australian photographer Mr. McConville.  Mr. Woodhouse a noteworthy and well published photographer manifests his photographs through pixelchrome.com.

Gallivanting through ancient bazaars(markets) and medieval palace squares ,exploring ancient Newari villages which are mostly living museums and religiously significant shrines of local deities- the photography tour in Kathmandu was a grand success.

 

Nepal Photography tourbegan with early morning sunrise view from a hill on the west of the city “the famous monkey temple” Swayambhunath, where  people circumnavigating the self-emerged big dome with the first sunlight was a great sight. Capturing these lifestyles of Tibetan Buddhists at Swayambhunath to soak oneself in Kathmandu valley bliss was grander.

Bhaktapur, the city of devotees is considered another photographic hub inside Kathmandu Valley. It is famous for its pottery and paper Mache mask and the “king curd” JUJU{yogurt} also comes from here. Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a cluster of prehistoric temples, shrines and sculptures: The golden temple, 55 windows palace,Big bell,Taleju temple,Vatshala temple etc. scattered all over this heritage site, which were built during different centuries.

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Next day during the drive to Samari via Nuwakot, Woodhouse and the team stopped to capture terraced farming fields, fish farming and several other aspects that demonstrated the rural lifestyle. Today the photographers team arrived to Nuwakot, the place from where the plans of unifying Nepal  by King Prithivi Narayan Shah was executed. The place offered us great opportunities to explore and capture glimpses of historic Nuwakot palace.

 

Then after we had four wheel treacherous ride up hill to the tranquil land of Samari. We stay at our own Homestay. Staying in a traditional mud house  where it was only us and rarely any other villagers, forgetting about other tourists and enjoying absolute peacefulness at Samari was great moment. While visiting the places in close proximity around Samari, we explored Kallabari and Purano pani, typical Tamang Villages ideal for our lens.

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Overall the photography tour allowed us to explore and capture architectural best of Nepal’s medieval monuments and shrines, witness and film rural lifestyle and also catered us an opportunity to shoot Nepal’s natural delights i.e. Himalayas.

 

Text Credit : Bishant Bista

Photography tour to Nepal with worldwide printed photographer Nathan Horton

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Photographic Arts Graduate from the London Polytechnic, Nathan Horton continues to lead the photography tour in Nepal. This year as well, an expert photographer hunts to capture the great moments of Nepalese streets and Heritage sites with his team. Nathan Horton, an extensively published photographer has hit the major printing media with his exclusive photographs that connects directly to the human soul. His photographs has been featured in the globally famous magazines including Elle and Travel Times as well as brands including Lux and Nokia. Here we have a photo gallery of Photography Tour to Nepal led by this veteran photographer.

Black Nepalese cap best suits you! Nathan Horton Photography Tour Nepal
Black Nepalese cap best suits you!
Taking a rest at heritage site is wonderful
Taking a rest at heritage site is wonderful
Young entrepreneur expecting a customer
Young entrepreneur expecting a customer
A beautiful smile by a beautiful Nepali woman
A beautiful smile by a beautiful Nepali woman
Yellow yellow old holy fellow!
Yellow yellow old holy fellow!
I smile you capture- a holy saint poses for Nathan
I smile you capture- a holy saint poses for Nathan
Arent my traditional ornaments wonderful?
Arent my traditional ornaments wonderful?
Your looks reminds me of beautiful Nepali tune- Dhaka topi siraimaa...
Your looks reminds me of beautiful Nepali tune- Dhaka topi siraimaa…
Everyone loves to see a young Nepali girl in red attire
Everyone loves to see a young Nepali girl in red attire
It is not a gold but not less valuable than gold
It is not a gold but not less valuable than gold
How long it takes to arrange these sandals in such a great pattern?
How long it takes to arrange these sandals in such a great pattern?
Eagerly waiting moment captured through lens
Eagerly waiting moment captured through lens
A beautiful mom and a beautiful son
A beautiful mom and a beautiful son
At least it is peaceful here
At least it is peaceful here
Sleeping beauty grabs Nathan's attention
Sleeping beauty grabs Nathan’s attention
My body is colorless, give me some
My body is colorless, give me some
I love being a monk
I love being a monk
Season of harvesting- Relief to farmers
Season of harvesting- Relief to farmers
My grandpa made me this swing
My grandpa made me this swing
I sell meat so what, I earn good
I sell meat so what, I earn good
It is time for the school, little one
It is time for the school, little one
Do I look pretty in my school dress? Photography tour in Nepal
Do I look pretty in my school dress?

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Photography tour to Nepal with award winning photographer Marius Coetzee

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It has been 12 years that world’s best photographers and photographic wildlife safari leaders teamed up to facilitate photographic tours in the world’s most fascinating photographic destination- Orxy Photography is one of the best to travel with on the photography tour. One of the award winning photographic leaders Marius Coetzee was recently on a FAM Tour to Nepal with Explore Himalaya.  He calls himself a cultural freak and he never researches about the place he is visiting the first time on an educational trip. “Any bad experience of a particular traveler shared on travel sites doesn’t make that destination awful so I ignore the travel reviews posted in any site in order to have an open mind about a destination and ensure the best possible future tour for my clients” say Marius Coetzee. Marius and Alan during a short conversation with us after the completion of the FAM Tour shared their experiences of Photography FAM Tour to Nepal 2014. Here we have a shorter version of the conversation with Marius Coetzee photo gallery on Nepal Photography Tour.

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EH: How was the tour?

Marius: Its been incredible. To be fair, I knew it was going to be great but it has certainly raised my expectation. The country was great. Alan had an emergency incident at Chitwan but the medical care was excellent. We could not have asked for more. You guys have been great and Bishant [Tour Guide] was great. All in all its been a first class experience in a country that is on many people’s wish-list.

EH: As you guys were on a photography tour, do you think Nepal is a potential destination for photography tour?

Marius: Without a doubt, Nepal is a great destination to tour and photograph. Cultural aspect of the country is amazingly out of the world. For me Nepal is an incredible country that I can sell with the close eyes.

EH: What do you say about the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu?

Marius: Kathmandu is completely unique. It is just giving so much that there are plenty of stuffs to see and photograph here in Kathmandu.

Alan: Unlike any Indian city, Kathmandu is beautiful. It is full of hidden gems. You could walk pass places and not know where you are. You go down the passage way and you find fantastic temples and fantastic colors. It is a superb city.

EH: How do you rate the services you guys experienced during the tour?

Marius: Everything was great. Whenever people are on the tours to new places, food is one of the major concerns. Everywhere in Nepal the options of food were plenty. We had western food throughout the tour. Food services, hotels, transportation, guides and everything else were just great.

A holy book in Nepal - photography tour
A holy book
Water still runs here in ancient Dhunge Dhara
Water still runs here in ancient Dhunge Dhara
Patan Durbar Square
Patan Durbar Square
A wise thing to do in a warm sunny day
A wise thing to do in a warm sunny day
Giant creature, giant shadow
Giant creature, giant shadow
Cremation considered holiest in Nepal- Aryaghat Pashupatinath
Cremation considered holiest in Nepal- Aryaghat Pashupatinath
Tons of medieval treasures captured
Tons of medieval treasures captured
Clay Pottery- Artists joy
Clay Pottery- Artists joy
He knows how to grab mass attention
He knows how to grab mass attention
Afterall the earth is round
Afterall the earth is round
A cool retirement
A cool retirement
Kathmandu- a city of festivals
Kathmandu- a city of festivals
You are a tiger statue but I am real so why fear?
You are a tiger statue but I am real so why fear?
Artist passion to create something beautiful
Artist passion to create something beautiful
The best view of peaceful Boudhanath
The best view of peaceful Boudhanath
Household and religious activities inseparable in Nepal
Household and religious activities inseparable in Nepal
A door opens to a treasure shop
A door opens to a treasure shop
We dance with the breeze
We dance with the breeze
A view anyone would love to pay
A view anyone would love to pay
I sell walking- Enthusiastic mobile marketeer
I sell walking- Enthusiastic mobile marketeer 

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Photography tours in Nepal

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Nepal, a land of natural, cultural, geographical and ethnic diversities offers the paramount of photography tours.

Explore Himalaya, recently organized the FAM Tours for the veteran photographers of the world  and the list of photographers includes Award winning American Photographer Kari Posts, Expert Bolivian Photographer Sergio Ballivian and the Colombia based photographer Nathan Horton.

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The only objective of Explore Himalaya is to introduce and develop Nepal as the next opted destination for photography tours of the world.

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Here we have some of the photos provided to us by these veteran travel photographers.

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The Indian rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) in Chitwan National

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Photography tour to Nepal led by Nathan Horton

 

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Nathan Horton in hat- leading first photography group in Nepal

Nathan Horton is a graduate in Photographic Arts from the London Polytechnic. An expert photographer started his photography profession in 1990. He moved on his first photographic tour around Asia in 1992. His zeal in life has made him an extensively printed Photographer in the world. His photographic expertise generally excels in the major magazines and newspapers, advertising agencies, production agencies and commercial products. A professional photographer for 20 years, Mr. Nathan now enjoys teaching the Art of Travel Photography since 2006 in Cambodia.

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Mr. Nathan Horton photographing a monk at a vicinity of Swayambhunath

Nathan Horton leads the Photography tour to Nepal and Explore Himalaya is privileged to achieve this opportunity to work with expert like Mr. Horton. His first photography tour to Nepal kicked off on March 26.

This is a special Photography  Tour under Mr. Nathan Horton, along with a group of other  photographers to give them an insightful tour to Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and various other places of Historic, Cultural and Religious importance around the valley. The tour will wander through ancient bazaars and medieval palace squares, explore ancient Newari villages which are breathing museums and shrines of the local deities. The tour also takes you to Nepal’s mid-hills and villages to experience country lifestyle and ethnic cultures of the Tamangs and Gurungs.

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Nathan Horton and his team- flashes of cameras at Swayambhunath

The visit to Pokhara- a striking scenic lake town where nature is amplified with the views of majestic peaks, sparkling water lakes with boating and canoeing thrills will add on a greater value to your photographic tour. Witnessing some natural wonders of nature in waterfalls and gorges and magical dawns that light up the sky and the snowy Himalayan spires in hues of the rising sun and capturing these magical vistas and wonderful landscapes in your camera will obviously fulfill the expectations of an ideal Photographic tour.

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Shooting the street vendors

Photography Workshop at Explore Himalaya

Explore Himalaya recently conducted a photography workshop for amateur photographers The workshop was organized to provide amateur photographers knowledge about tourism photography and brush up their photography skills . A group of 8 amateur photographers led by expert photographer Nadia Neupokoeva, Head of Explore Himalaya’s Photography Tours, took a photography field trip and visited different places of interest in and around Kathmandu valley. The focus was to capture shots that really matter and produce a set of images that would be used for tourism promotion in Nepal.The field trip lasted for 5 days. It started initially with a visit to Krishna Prasad Bhattarai photo exhibition which was held at his own residence in Badegaon, Godavari.

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Amateur Photographers with Mr. Min Bajracharya at the Photo Exhibition held at Late Krishna Prasad Bhattarai's residence

The exhibition turned out to be very fruitful, as all the students had the opportunity to meet renowned Nepalese photographer Mr. Min Bajracharya, and share with him various ideas about photography. After the exhibition, the team were taken around Patan Durbar Square and were asked to take pictures from their own perspective. On day 2, the team were taken to Kirtipur and Chobar. The day was very productive as the assignment included filming both nature and monuments. On the third day, the team visited Gorakrna, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath. The team dispersed into groups and spent the whole day taking pictures around these areas. Nadia was always there to assist them all whenever required. The field site for the fourth day was Panuti and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After taking pictures in Panauti, the team spent rest of the day in Bhaktapur.The fifth day comprised of an interesting visit to ancient Newari villages of Khokhana and Bungmati. After spending 2-3 days of capturing delightful images of monuments, the team really enjoyed nature photography. The phtography workshop overall was a success. The task was very well undertaken by all the phtotgraphers and the goal of imparting knowledge about tourism photography to all the amateur photographers was very well achieved. In the coming days Explore Himalaya will be coming up with such productive workshops.

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Nadia Neupokoeva to lead Explore Himalaya’s Photography Tours

Photographer, scholar, event organizer and intrepid traveler Nadia Neupokoeva is a person of many interests. Currently residing in Nepal, she now heads Explore Himalaya’s Photography Tours section. Nadia has worked with Valeriy Garkaln, a renowned Russian photographer as Project Co-ordinator. Her works has been featured in Nepal Guidebook (Moscow, 2010), TravelTimes (Nepal) , Mandrogi Souvenir edition (NP-Print, Saint-Petersburg, 2010), etc. She has travelled extensively in the Himalaya and possesses vast knowledge of the Himalayan landscape and culture. She has also organized photo exhibitions in Nepal, India and Russia and is working as an agent and project coordinator of photographers. As Head of Explore Himalaya’s Photography Tours, Nadia will be involved in planning & designing tours and will train Nepalese amateur photographers to use photography to promote tourism.

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Nadia Neupokoeva