Attractions in Nepal are different, whereas Photography tours in Nepal are another attraction. Nepal offers incredible opportunities for photography of the high-yield mountain ranges and the fantastic landscape. The rich history and diverse landscape make Nepal the dream destination for international tourists. Thus, Nepal is the most popular destination for Himalayas photography.

With the support of a local photographer, tourists can collect the best collection of images. There are different itineraries of top destinations for photography tours in Nepal. Similarly, the most famous and the top destination for photography tours in Nepal are:

  1. Kathmandu Durbar Square
  2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  3. Boudhanath Stupa
  4. Patan Durbar Square
  5. Swyambunath Stupa
  6. Pashupatinath Temple
  7. Nagarkot
  8. Pokhara
  9. Bandipur
  10. Chitwan National Park
  11. Bardiya National Park
  12. Annapurna Region Heli Tour
  13. Everest Region Heli Tour
  14. Langtang Heli Tour

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square

One of the cultural sites is located in the heart of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square offers great opportunities to the Photographer.

Kathmandu Durbar Square is also known as Basantapur Durbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square. Thus, this place is the most visited and famous destination. Many domestic and international tourists used to visit this area. As it used to be the palace of the King and the center of events so it is perfect for photography spots.

Additionally, Another attraction of this place is Kumari- a Living Goddesses. The age group of girls below 4 yrs before her menarche used to become kumari -a traditional Nepali figure.Kathmandu Durbar Square

Similarly, the 17th-century statue of Kaal Bhairab is another attraction of Kathmandu Durbar Square. The museum inside Kathmandu Durbar Square let you explore the culture, tradition, customs, Architecture, History of the Royal Palace, and many more.

Additionally, A brief list of the photography spot in Kathmandu Durbar Square (Photography Tours in Nepal) are:

  • Hanuman Dhoka
  • Degutale Temple
  • Taleju Temple
  • Nasal Chowk
  • Basantapur Temple
  • Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple
  • Tribhuwan Museum
  • King Mahendra Memorial Museum
  • Kaal Bhairav Temple.

2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is the ancient Newari City which is known as Bhadgaun, Khwopa, and Khwopinggram. The city of Bhaktapur offers a unique Newari structure architecture. The best part of Bhaktapur is the safe style of houses and buildings.

Thus, Bhaktapur is also known as the cultural capital of Nepal. The unique atmosphere of Bhaktapur attracts tourists to visit more frequently than in other cities. Magical temples and palaces make the tourists lost within Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Stone carving statues of animals and idols are an impressive attraction over here. Similarly, 55 windows palace and Nyatpole Temple is the main attraction of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

Therefore, there are huge opportunities for photography tours in Bhaktapur Durbar Square than in other destinations.

Additionally, A brief list of photography spots in Bhaktapur Durbar Square (Photography Tours in Nepal) are:

  • Nyatapol Temple
  •  Bhairavnath Temple
  • Siddhapokhari
  • Dattatreya Square

3. Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest spherical stupa. The stupa was built in the 5th century. The terrace view from the restaurants of Boudhanath Stupa is amazing and can take the best pictures. The eyes of Buddha on 4 sides and the Buddhist praying flag makes the environment cooler.

The creaking of prayer wheels and chanting of monks can be heard while roaming around the base of the stupa. As Boudhanath stupa represents the mythical Mt. Meru. Thus, the photographer can have great images of the massive stupa.

4. Patan Durbar Square
Patan is rich in cultural heritage, and Patan Durbar Square is one of the famous heritage sites. Exploring around Patan Durbar Square one can enjoy the 3rd-century durbar built-in Kirat Dynasty. Patan is also called Lalitpur.

The graceful pagoda temple which reflects Newari Architect is the major attraction of Patan. Krishna Temple made with completely stone in Shikhara style is another unique attraction.

Additionally, A brief list of photography spots in Patan Durbar Square (Photography Tours in Nepal) are:

  • Mahabouddha
  • Rudra Varna Mahavihar
  • Hiranya Varna Mahabihar
  •  Kumbheshwar
  •  Jagat Narayan
  • Ashoka Stupa

5. Swyambunath Stupa

Swyambunath Stupa is another best place for photoshoots. The sunset view from the Swyambunath stupa is really fabulous. Built-in the 5th century, the Swyambunath stupa is the oldest stupa in Kathmandu.

Swyambunath Stupa is also famous as Monkey Temple. From Swyambunath Stupa entire Kathmandu valley can be explored.

Thus, Major spots for photography in Swyambunath Stupa (Photography Tours in Nepal) are:

  •  The sleeping Buddha
  •  Buddha Statue on the west side of Swyambunath.
  •  The Dewa Dharma Monastery
  •  Saraswati Temple
  •  Beautiful landscape of Kathmandu from the front of Swyambunath.

6. Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is the biggest Hindu Temple in Nepal. As the Pashupatinath area is a spiritual place, dedicated to Lod Shiva. In the 1st or 2nd century Pashupatinath temple was formed and later it was renovated by Mallas.

Pashupatinath Temple is situated on the side holy Bagmati River. It is the place where cremations of Hindus are performed. As visitors used to watch curiously from across the bank of Bagmati. Some tourists used to be shocked by the rituals that Hindus performed.

Photoshoots inside the main temple area are strictly prohibited. But outside the main temple, there are many spots for photoshoots. Thus, Some of the areas are:

  • Guhyeshwari
  • Around Bagmati River
  • Gaushala

7. Nagarkot

The Sunrise view from the Nagarkot is the most mesmerizing and fascinating attraction with the reflection of the Himalayan Ranges. As Nagarkot, at the height of 2188 meters offers super views of Kathmandu Valley.

Nagarkot is on the hilltop of Bhaktapur. On a clear day, one can capture the image of Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh, Everest, and many other peaks.

Thus, The greenery environment over Nagarkot is an excellent choice for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers. Nagarkot is the small hilly settlement untouched as time passes.

8. Pokhara

Pokhara is the tourist hub and the gateway for the Annapurna Region Trek. Tourists used to be to Pokhara once after a visit to Nepal.

Pokhara is known as the city of lakes. Phewa, Rupa, and Begnas lakes are the major attraction of Pokhara as It is a great destinations to enjoy the holidays.

In a city full of attractions, there are many photoshoot destinations near or within Pokhara. Skydiving, Ziplining, Museum tours, Ultralight Flights, Paragliding, and Bungee Jumping are some activities that tourists can perform. And enjoy the environment through photoshoots.

Additionally, A brief photoshoots spot in Pokhara (Photography Tours in Nepal) are:

Phewa and Cluster of 9 Lakes.

  •  Seti River
  • Devi’s fall and Gupteshwar
  • Mahendra Cave
  •  World Peace Pagoda
  •  Sarangkot
  •  Old Bazar and Bindyabasini
  • Pumdikot
  • 9. Bandipur

Nepal’s most charming city Bandipur is a live example of typical Newari culture. The settlement on the hilltop of the Tanahun, the gateway to Pokhara offers mesmerizing views of the mountain ranges. Similarly, Traditional village architecture is the major attraction of this area.

From Kathmandu, Bandipur is about 143km and 80km far from Pokhara. Rich hill culture, mountain views, and hiking trails around Bandipur are very famous. Thus for Photoshoots, the photographer can get a lot of experiences after being there.

10. Chitwan National Park

Nepal’s first National Park is Chitwan National Park. Chitwan National Park offers a variety of flora and fauna. It is famous for the one-horned rhino, one of the endangered animals only found there.

Similarly, Chitwan National Park has a great potential for wildlife sightseeing. Unique flora and fauna, beautiful birds, leopards, wild elephants, and Bengal tigers have added more attraction to the national park.

Through the jeep safari, the photographer can get huge opportunities to explore the jungle and the wild animals there. Thus, Elephant Breeding Centre is another attraction of Chitwan National Park.

11. Bardiya National Park

Nepal’s largest National Park is Bardiya National Park. Home of endangered animals such as Bengal Tiger, Wild elephant, Black Buck, swamp deer, and also one-horned rhino. As Bardiya National Park is the hub for Bengal Tiger.

Gharial, marsh mugger crocodiles, and Gangetic dolphin is other unique attraction over here. A huge number of Bengal tigers can be found in this national park. Thus, Through the jeep safari, we can explore the whole jungle and the wild animals of the park.

12. Annapurna Region Heli Tour

Annapurna Region Heli Tour can be started from both Kathmandu and Pokhara. Within 2.5-3 hours this tour can be completed from Lake city Pokhara. Similarly, Annapurna Heli Tour takes you over the villages, forests, hills, rivers, and to the base camp.

Photographers can take the perfect shots of Mt. Annapurna, Nilgiri, Machhapokhari, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, and many other peaks. Thus, The tour will take you to Annapurna Base Camp. 360-degree views can be seen in this heli tour and offer plenty of opportunities for the photographer.

13. Everest Region Heli Tour

Everest Region Heli Tour is the perfect tour for exploring and enjoying Everest from the close-up view. Arial views of massive Mt. Everest and many other peaks of the Everest region are the attraction over here.

Due to health conditions, every people cannot be in base camp through trekking. In this case, a Heli tour is an option for that person. Similarly, It can be the best for the person with a limited time because touring the Everest region only takes a few hours.

Thus, Photographers can get a close shoot of Jugal Himal, Langtang Range, Gaurishankar, and other peaks. Mt. Ama Dablam is an attention-grabbing mountain whose structure is amazing. Thus, Everest Base Camp is the dream of all trekkers. As Base Camp is surrounded by majestic mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and a number of mountain peaks.

14. Langtang Heli Tour

About half an hour flight from Kathmandu, the Langtang Heli tour is the shortest heli tour. Langtang region is the 3rd choice or third popular destination for trekkers. Similarly, After reaching the Langtang Region, dramatic views of beautiful landscape and amazing mountain ranges.

The flight land at Kyanjin Gompa 3950 meters, from where the beautiful Langtang valley can be visible. Thus, A major attraction on the Langtang heli tour is the soaring Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and the Gosainkunda Lakes. It would be best for budget travelers and it also offers a great photoshoot location.