Sunrise and Sunset Photography Tour

Sunrise and Sunset Photography Tour
  • Trip Grade
  • Max Altitude
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 Pax 
  • Meals
    B.B Plan 
  • Accommodation
  • Best Time
    March - May and Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,450USD

Trip Overview

Light is one of the fundamental elements in photography. Lighting sets the mood, tone, and atmosphere of your photographs. If you’re a travel or landscape photographer, you have to depend on natural light. Hence, the best time to shoot travel or landscape photos is during sunrise or sunset.

Considering this, Nepal Hiking Team has introduced a 9-day Sunrise and Sunset Photography Tour. It combines several photogenic destinations and viewpoints around Kathmandu, Bandipur, and Pokhara to help you improve your photography skills.

On this photography tour, you’ll get to visit four UNESCO Heritage Sites around Kathmandu valley. Furthermore, you’ll be exploring the famous hill station of Nagarkot and the iconic Newari village of Khokana.

Besides, this photography tour also takes you to another traditional Newari town at Bandipur. Apart from golden hour photography, you’ll get to witness the perfect blend of nature and culture in this town. From here, you’ll set off on a pleasant drive along the Prithvi Highway to the city of lakes, Pokhara. Here, you’ll visit Sarangkot, World Peace Pagoda, and even drive to Dhampus for some mountain therapy.

Highlights of Sunrise and Sunset Photography Tour

  • Learn the basics of photography and discover your unique style
  • Understanding the natural light to shoot a wide variety of creative images
  • Visit four Word Heritage Sites around Kathmandu valley
  • Enjoy the glorious sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot
  • Take a walk around Khokana and witness the ancient culture and lifestyle of the valley
  • Explore one of Nepal’s most iconic Newari towns at Bandipur
  • Stroll around the lively Lakeside street of Pokhara
  • Enjoy the magical sunrise view from Sarangkot
  • Visit the World Peace Pagoda
  • Drive to Dhampus and relish the beautiful mountain panorama from the village

This exclusive sunrise and sunset photography tour combines a well-structured itinerary and a professional photography guide. It has appropriately allocated timing for photoshoots, photo reviews, and group discussions. This visual journey helps you understand the basics of photography and develop your creative style.


Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square, then Drive to Nagarkot for Sunset 

Day 03: Sunrise at Nagarkot, then Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Khokana Village

Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Bandipur and Enjoy the Sunset from Tudikhel

Day 05: Hike to the Viewpoint of Thani Mai Temple for Sunrise and Drive from Bandipur to Pokhara

Day 06: Early Morning Excursion to Sarangkot and Drive to Word Peace Stupa in the Afternoon

Day 07: Drive to Dhampus and Enjoy the Sunset

Day 08: Drive to Dhampus for Sunrise, Return to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu

Day 09: Farewell and Departure

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport shuttle at per itinerary.
  • Accommodation with breakfast at 3* Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Bandipur, and Pokhara as per itinerary.
  • One night accommodation at best available guesthouses in Dhampus inclusive of breakfast
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking local guide and experienced photographer
  • All entry fees to the sightseeing places/monuments as per the itinerary
  • Airfare from Pokhara to Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • Bottled water will be supplied during the tours.
  • All taxes and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary.'
  • International airfare
  • Photography equipment, including camera
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa quickly upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa suitable for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring two copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Tips for tour guide and Driver

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.


Rachel and MeganUSA

We had an unbelievable adventure completing the Mardi Himal Trek in January 2023. Our guide Rajendra (Raj), and porter Rajesh  were professional, fun, energetic, and knowledgeable about not only the trek we were on but about many others in the area.

Tamar NitzanUSA

I'm so happy I went with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment I arrived at the hotel, I knew I made the right choice. The hotel was in a great area. Bars, restaurants, clubs, shops were all within a 10 minute or less walk from the hotel.

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I completed the 14 day Annapurna Circuit early December 2022, thank you so much to Surya and Rabin, who both went out of their way to make this trip, that I'd been planning so long,and  memorable. They were always checking in with me during the hike

Rick BelliveauPortland Oregon USA

Namaste! I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your trekking adventure in the beautiful Himalayan Mountains of Nepal. This was my first trip to Nepal and additionally my first ever muli-day trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek became a dream of mine about

JulesSydney, Australia

Posted on Nov 22 | Trip Advisor Review

We completed the 15-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Nepal Hiking Team in late November 2022.

The scenery of the Manaslu region is stunning and far more beautiful than we had imagined. The weather was excellent!