There is so much to see in Nepal and so much more to click and show others
RINA KUMARI MANDAL
Home to more than 1000 snowcapped mountains (above 6000 meters) Nepal is a hub for mountaineers and those who praise its natural beauty and landscapes.
From the mighty Himalayas to the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal offers incredible opportunities for photography. Trekking in the mountains is the goal of many visitors, and it is the best way to see and experience the mountains.
But not to worry if you are not really a mountain person as Nepal has a lot more than mountains. Observe cultural attractions and scenes of daily life in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan for outstanding pictures. For wildlife take a trip to Chitwan National Park. Nepal has something for every traveler. Get out your camera as Nepal offers picture perfect places to add to your bucket list.
1. Durbar squares in Kathmandu
Home to a total of three durbar squares, the historical sites can give you some iconic images that capture the rich cultural history of the valley.
Shops and street sellers displaying trinkets and other goods, old architecture and the streets full of people offer a glimpse into the bustling capital.
Known as the monkey temple Swayambhunath offers an assortments of photo opportunities for visitors. Enriched with the historic architecture and mischievous monkeys roaming around the complex you can often find them in perfect positions for great images in front of Buddhist prayer flags and monuments.
3. Boudhanath Stupa
The white dome and colorful flags make this stupa one of the top attractions in Nepal. Popular as a Buddhist sacred site one can taste some mouthwatering Tibetan cuisines alongside the picturesque stupa as you enjoy the tranquility of the place.
4. Chitwan National Park
Ranked among the most visited placed in Nepal, Chitwan National Park is a sharp contrast to the alpine regions. Elephants, Rhinos, and other wildlife along with exciting safaris offer a sneak peek into the wildlife attractions of Nepal. The jungle is a treasure trove of opportunities for wildlife photography and if you are lucky the elusive tiger can also be captured by your lenses.
5. Phewa Lake Pokhara
Wander down to the lake to see boats, or come here in the early morning or late afternoon to catch the colorful reflections of sunrise or sunset mirrored on the water; the lake can give you some mesmerizing shots especially with the mountains in the backdrop.
The most sacred pilgrimage site, Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The place hosts some beautiful archeological sites including the famous Buddhist temples constructed by various countries. Click the World Peace Pagoda, the eternal flame, the museum or Buddhist monks and Buddhist pilgrims in prayer, as this place offers photo opportunities in abundance.
7. Annapurna Region
Hike and click some of the most astonishing images of mountains in Nepal. Home to snow-covered mountains towering over villages and prayer flags flapping in the wind it's almost impossible to stop yourself from not taking pictures when you are in this region. The picturesque landscapes are ample reward for all the hiking.
8. Everest Region
The highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest is always on the bucket-list of photographers from all around the world. The hypnotizing beauty is all worth it although it requires some strenuous trekking over rocky mountains and steep trails. It’s an experience of a lifetime but again there is only one Everest in the world.
9. Rara Lake
The biggest and deepest freshwater lake in Nepal, Rara is a lake with magnificent beauty. The lake exhibits 3 different colors in a single day. The crystal clear sparkling water changes color from sunrise to sunset and is something photographers would definitely not want to miss.
This captivating paradise is something to be captured forever.
Too lazy to climb up and still want some amazing snow peaks? Daman is the ultimate destination for easy photography of Himalayan peaks. The winter wonderland of the country offers unimpeded panoramic views of the entire Himalayan range which is roughly 400 km long.
Despite having the vibes of being at the end-of-the-world, reaching Daman is quite easy to drive to and is located in close proximity to Kathmandu.