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Best Photography Places in Nepal

Updated at Jul 4, 2022by Mission Himalaya

For Mountain and scenic photography in Nepal

Photographers can capture a universe of possibilities in Nepal, from magnificent vistas to enchanting wild flora and fauna’s photography. Tremendous live eye shots of sunrise in one spot and sunset in different spots. Exciting enthusiasts are eager to know about the best photography places in Nepal which show Nepal in Pictures.

An eye-popping scenario of  Mountain panoramas that will take your breath away. It's everything right here in Nepal. The scenery in these exotic locations is spellbinding, and it's all awaiting you and your lens. Without missing a chance, capture a shot's view of you and the jaw-dropping view in your camera for memory.

In Nepal, there are also a plethora of amazing places which are iconic for photography. You are just one step back to visit and capture the stunning beauty of Nepal in the camera.

Ocean photography is limited because it is a landlocked country. However, you'll never feel as though anything was left out of your photograph. There are many great photo opportunities in Nepal, but I've highlighted a few of the best. For any photographic enthusiast, this blog will assist you in making a smart decision.

Mt. Everest- Sunset view from Kalapathar

Everest Base Camp is listed as one of the most impressive photography places in Nepal. Mt. Everest, holding the tag of the world’s highest mountain on the planet, is a famous and dream destination for backpackers. Capturing a snapshot with Mt. Everest in the background gives next-level satisfaction.

Kalapathar, most astonishingly, is the route to Everest Base Camp. It is one of the legendary hikes among hikers. Because it provides a vista of the Himalayan dawn that is not seen from Everest Base Camp. The mind-shattering scenery of the glossy golden view of the sunset over the mountain is what makes this trek more exciting.

Visitors can access Kala Patthar with a quick jaunt which takes about three hours every day on average. As a result, travelers from all over the planet adore it for the captivating vista of the sun sinking on the world's highest peak, Everest.

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View from Everest Base Camp (Photography best places in Nepal)

Mountain Annapurna- 10th highest peak

Annapurna Base Camp trekking will never fail to amaze you. If you are seeking for a best photography spot in Nepal, no other than Annapurna will be the best. Keep in mind, trek to Annapurna Base Camp is not for the faint of heart. Instead, they can charter a Helicopter tour to Annapurna. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

Journey to explore the Annapurna region by foot will be more fruitful and amazing. Upon reaching 4130m elevation, Annapurna Base Camp offers a open arm welcome and grants you to srip the beauty of the stunning Himalayan range, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, as well as many other high peaks without actually escalating the base camp.

Nonetheless, you can get to witness the outstanding vistas of the basin side. Strolling across the terraced rice, blooming rhododendron trees, deep forests, rivers and falls, and gigantic glacier mountains, you can’t stop yourself from snapshotting the moment.

Mardi Himal Base Camp

Trekking to Mardi Himal is also one of the preferred trekking destinations in Nepal. The magnificent snow-capped trail to the Mardi summit enhances the trekking adventures. The more you go higher the more pleasant view of the mountain panorama you can get to witness.

Annapurna ranges, following Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, and Mardi Himal, frame the scene of glittering introspection. Every photograph you take of the magnificent Himalayas is insufficient for your perspective.

Hence, this journey has much to offer. Trekking with an experienced guide will be more fruitful. Heading from Deurali, you will pass through a lush rhododendron forest that leads to the vibrant rural life of the locals.

Upper Mustang

The Paradise of Nepal, Upper Mustang is also listed as the best photo spot in Nepal. The majority of the trekkers who visit Nepal, choose the upper Mustang to explore. Take your photography equipment everywhere, anytime. Because your scenic trekking to the Upper mustang starts from the first day of your trip.

Though the Upper Mustang is full with treacherous unmarked pathways, ten thousand’s of tourists visit this photographic place annually. The vista of snow-capped slopes and hills, as well as the magnificent scene of the entire palace, is well worth the journey.

In addition, encounter destinations like monasteries, Lo Manthang, and the remote Buddhist inhabitants of the high Mustang from other parts of Nepal. Also you can get to demonstrate how Tibetan Buddhists have evolved their way of life in this remote region.

Khopra Ridge

Khopra Ridge is well-known among hitchhikers for a plethora of factors. It can be conquered by every trekking enthusiast who is interested in savoring the beauty of Nepal. The ridge provides stupendous peak vistas and is a great off-the-beaten-path leisurely strolling track for amateurs.

The Annapurna massif will be visible from the start of the sojourn. Khopra danda is preferable for rookies to a veteran because it is the swiftest and most accessible hiking route in Nepal. Likewise, as you get forward to the conclusion of the adventure, you'll wake up to majestic alpine vistas each day.

As a fact, the Khopra Danda and Jomsom Muktinath trek has been recently popularized among travel enthusiasts.

Namche Bazar

Door to explore Everest vicinity, Namche Bazar holds the magnifying beauty of Nepal. Namche is perched on a U-shaped ridge that serves as a perfect picture of the surroundings. You can get to witness the mind-starring pearl-like mountains i.e Kongde Ri, Thamserku, Khangaru, Khongeta, and other unrecognized peaks.

Upon trekking uphill for more than 2 hours from Namche, never miss a shot to capture the beauty of Nepal. Because you can get to explore the glorious vistas of the giant mountains like Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Twitch, also includes views of the world's no1 highest peak, Mt. Everest, and so on.

Namche is a business and shopping hub where you'll find all your necessities. It is also the settlement basin of the Sherpa people. So, snap a shot of unique dwelling fashion of the Sherpa community throughout the journey.

Tilicho Lake

Mostly frequented by backpackers, Tilicho lake is one of the major attractions for photography. The national and international popularity of Tilicho lake trekking cannot be overstated. Holding the distinction of world's second-highest lake in the world, Tilicho is situated in Manag district of Nepal.

The glass azure Tilicho lake is flanked by stunning brown and bright white hues of glaciers and mountains. In present-day times, it is a hugely famous trekking route to witness a real paradise. Because the view of the Lake in real life is incredible and it is a spectacle to contemplate!

So,reap the benefits of the Himalayan' innate grandeur and shoot the most thrilling and everlasting snapshot. In addition, travelers stitch their way to Annapurna Base Camp or Muktinath with Tlicho lake exploration.The beauty of Tilicho lake is indescribable so that it has embarked lots of travelers every year.

Shey Phoksundo

Shey Phoksundo is also heralded as the best photography place in Nepal. It is the perfect spot if you want to encapsulate the gorgeous vista of the lakeside with highlands.

The Phoksundo sinkhole is ringed amid peaks in diverse tones of dark green and gleaming white. Some of the beauty of the Phoksundo are clad with woodlands and others with glaciers. However, once you get to the destination, you will be whisked away to another realm.

Furthermore, not only the awful beauty of nature, you can also visit the Ringmo hamlet of the Buddhist community. Capture the indescribable beauty of rivers and steep waterfalls, rocky cliffs, juniper and pine forests in your lens for memories.

Also, never miss an opportunity to photograph an unintended pose of musk deer, azure sheep, or Himalayan tahr and other creatures inside Shey Phoksundo Wildlife Reserve.

Langtang region

The Langtang Region is another fantastic trekking spot in Nepal. Langtang basin and Himalayas provide an enthralling backdrop to the trip. Photographers can get to capture a truly stunning vista of the Himalayan peaks, a vibrant rhododendron bush, and extensive grasslands and waterfalls.

Also, with mountains and basins, and routes winding horizontally and vertically on trail slopes, this exceptional location is immensely scenic. While proceeding to explore the journey you can get to visit the historic monastery Kyanjin. Though the Langtang is quicker, it is more captivating than other treks. Capture every beautiful moment on your camera to get a lifetime memory.

Manaslu region

Mt. Manalsu, holding the title of the 8th highest peak in the world, is also nicknamed as the Mountain of Spirit. Attend the Manaslu area trekking if you enjoy serenity and picturesque photography. Because, in relation to similar hiking paths, the trail of Manaslu persists quietly and peacefully throughout the expedition.

The Circuit Manaslu Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, and other trekking pathways are available in the Manaslu area. Annually, a small number of hikers visit Manaslu's scenic untouched zone. However, in the past few seasons, the number of people traveling to appreciate nature's incredible beauty has skyrocketed.

Hence, circuit trekking is a fantastic way to appreciate the beauty of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Shringi, and other lesser-known summits. Upon achieving the region's greatest statue, you can get to witness and observe the standard of living and settlement of Buddhists community.

Sunrise View from Poonhill

View From Poon Hill
View From Poon Hill-Nepal In Pictures

Trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill trek is suitable for both rookies and pros. This stunning  Poon Hill Trekking is a must-do for highland lovers in the Annapurna area. The vistas of the heart-steering glittering dawn of Poonhill is the greatest attraction for photography and hiking enthusiasts. The majority of the travelers attempt Ghorepani Poonhill, who are on a brief journey.

Poon Hill's viewpoint provides the greatest perspective of the Annapurna Ranges and Mt. Dhaulagiri attracts 10 thousand of visitors every year. The mountains' height makes you feel as though you're virtually lying on their lap. Because you can get to witness the peaks ranging over 6000m to 8000m. Not only the mountains, the glimpse of the reddish and pinkish rhododendron flowers, the chirping sound of the birds and streams whisk off you to another arena.

Phewa Lake

Pokhara, the most beautiful place for photography and the tourist hub of Nepal.  It is enormous and gorgeous, enveloped solely on a single edge by the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, woodland, and the Tal Barahi Mandir, which is positioned in the midst of the lake.

Sailing at Phewa Lake and the soothing winds passing through you and capturing the snap with your loved one. Especially at sundown. Pokhara exploring is what things to do and places to visit in Nepal.

In addition, it allows you to witness the play of colors in the evening sky, the reflection of the mountains in the water, and the tippling lights of the numerous cafes and entertainment areas lining the lake, all of which make for beautiful photographs.

Religious photography places in Nepal

If you are seeking a venue to do religious photography, Nepal will be the ideal destination. The majority of Nepalese people believe in gods and goddesses since the country is rich in pilgrimage sites. Likewise, if you are religious plus photography enthusiastic then you can visit the listed below religious places of Nepal.

Pashupatinath

Pashupatinath is one of Nepal's most pertinent and spiritual Hindu temples. The enormous number of devotees and citizens that visit this famous Shrine on a regular basis attests to its popularity. It's vital to keep in mind that only Hindus are allowed to access the temple's main entrance. However, others can observe from across the sacred Bagmati river.

Capture the beautiful scenery of the pagoda-style Pashupatinath temple. Even if you embrace Hinduism, you are not permitted to take photographs within the shrine. Don't skip to attend the soul-steering aarti presented by the alongside of the Bagmati river in the evening. You may also take pictures and record videos of the aarti. I can ensure that you will get a positive vibe while witnessing the aarti.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Akash Bhairav in Kathmandu Photography
Statue of Akash Bhairav in Kathmandu Photography Tour

Kathmandu Durbar Square's charm is the old architectural woodcraft on the buildings and the royal vicinity. This beautiful Durbar Square of Kathmandu has been listed in the world's heritage site in UNESCO.

It is the busiest but exciting and worth it to visit. Photograph images of the ordinary routine of the local people at Kathmandu's Durbar Square. Also,  You can photograph the Newari community's foremost areas. Buy or capture shots of the ornaments and other materials which are showcased in shops and on the street.

Some of the tourists don’t find it good to be in such a crowded metropolis but I recommend you to visit once, you will be amazed. Mostly, if you are a photography lover you must visit this stunning, busy place.

The roads and alleys are filled with old houses in varied degrees of ruin or repair. Also, you get a chance to get involved with the local people around Durbar Square. You can also enjoy the view of the interesting stuff going on in this bustling vicinity.

Boudhanath

The white cupola and multicolored flags make Boudhanath one of Nepal's most tourist hotspots. Every year, 10000’s of visitors visit this attractive stupa from all over the world, mainly Buddhist. In the main Buddhist events like Buddha Jayanti, Udhauli/Ubhauli these places will be decorated more beautifully and witnessed more stunning.

Inside Boudhanath, monks and ordinary Buddhists dedicate their time to enchanting their chants. However, it has been slightly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, and prayer flags are finally fluttering from this iconic stupa in Kathmandu after being repaired.

The charm of the Boudhanath stupa is that the artistry of each emblem reveals the emperor's characteristics. They stand for the earth, flame, air, water, and sphere, respectively. Visit Boudhanath of Kathmandu with great excitement and take a picture of you with the bright white cupola.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath, is one of the perfect places to capture a photo of the entire Kathmandu valley. The cupola shaped with the eye of the Buddha attracts a large number of visitors every year. Each section of the stupa offers an artistic interpretation of why one should believe in the Lord Buddha.

Also, you can get to witness the large group of monkeys around the stupa, so it is nicknamed as Monkey Temple. You can find naughty monkeys perched in ideal photographic settings. Fully engage to capture the perfect shot with monkeys, prayer flags and sculptures, with fascinating distant backdrops.

Bhaktapur  area

Bhaktapur is the spot of a variety of temples like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhairabnath temple, Nyatapola, Siddha Pokhari, Dattatraya, Changu Narayan and many more. As these all were built in the ancient period, the woodcraft and decoration are unique.

Explaining the beauty of Bhaktapur is not enough. You should visit on your own to acclimatize to the charm of Bhaktapur.

Muktinath

Representing the shrine of Hindu and Buddhist, Muktinath is one of the famous destinations you must visit once in your lifetime. Majority of the Lord Bishnu visit this sacred place to get salvation.

MuKtinath is spotted in the lap of Himalayas, where you can get to enjoy the jaw-dropping natural beauty of Nepal. Captured the beauty of the Mustang region. The scenic beauty of Himalayan panorama always welcomes you with bright snows.

As you might know it is not allowed to capture the photo of the prime idol of Bishnu, the exterior ward you can. Snapshot the photo or video of the water came via. 108 bull faced tap.

Manakamana

Reaching up to the main Shrine you have to take a cable car. Witness and capture the wild glimpse of the surroundings in your photo machine. In addition, the eye-popping beauty of the Manakamana offers a view of the Annapurna, Manaslu. Also Trishuli and Marshyangdi.

Instead, you can go trekking uphill to reach the Manakamana Temple.

Lumbini

Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where Queen Maya gave life to Gautama Buddha. Every year more than 1,00,000 visitors visit this gorgeous place in Nepal.

Shot the glimpse of the shrine dedicated to Mayadevi, scared pound, tree of Bodhi and many more. Also, the forever enlightening flame can also be witnessed while roaming this beautiful area. This gorgeous location in Nepal has a mystical air that will revive your thoughts.

Wildlife photography places in Nepal

If you are a wildlife photography enthusiast, then Nepal will be an awful choice. Wildlife fans will be able to engage with wild animals while wandering through a luscious green woodland.

Not only for wildlife creatures lover this trip will be exciting for all visitors. Owing to the magnificent allure of Nepal's jagged mountain ranges with posy wild animals, every snapshot will be your favorite. The below enlisted best photography places in Nepal for wildlife tours will be beneficial.

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is the first wildlife national park and is home to the one-horned rhinoceros. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, Chitwan jungle safari is one of the superior wildlife tour and photography places in Nepal.

deer in chitwan Photography tour
Deer in Chitwan Photography Tour 2 Night 3 Days

Varieties of wild creatures and unique birds can be witnessed while savoring the safari to Chitwan National Park. Mainly, the gharial crocodile, one-horn rhino, and royal Bengal tiger are three of the park’s attractions.

In addition, while strolling through the park, the quaint lakes and stunning landscape welcome you with open arms. It will be a great experience to observe the wildlife and trek through the jungle. A jeep safari is a great way to encounter Chitwan National Park creatures. Chitwan Jungle safari will be a great park to get outstanding shots that shouldn’t be missed.

Bardia National Park

Bardia National Park, located on the outskirts of the Terai area, is regarded as Nepal’s biggest wildlife park. The sal woodland, meadow, and savannah are among the plentiful foliage and wildlife found in this Bardia jungle safari.

This Wildlife Safari provides a fantastic thrill of accomplishment and pleasure for photography lovers. In addition, the opportunity to witness untamed creatures and participate in spectacular picture sessions.A wildlife safari in Bardia will not be completed without seeing the Bengal tiger i.e the king of Bardia.

Rara National Park

Rara National park, home to unique flora and fauna. This national park is one of the smallest parks in Nepal which holds about 1500 species of wild creatures and unique flora. Visitors can get an opportunity to capture the scenic biggest and deepest freshwater lake of the country.

Travel enthusiasts will take a magnifying flight from Kathmandu to Nepaljung and take a visit to the National Park. Photography lovers can capture the indigeneous Himalayan creatures like snow leopards, Tahrs, himalayan bears and red pandas.

Koshi Tappu Wildlife reserve

Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, one of the perfect safari to appreciate the grandeur of the birdlife. Streams, pools, marshes, and fields make up a perfect mix throughout the park.

This 6km arena, which is around an hour - long stroll, will offer visitors a glance of an enormous array of bird species that live inside its confines. Hence, take out your lens in your hand so you won’t miss any perfect poses of the birds throughout the safari.

So, these are the best out of best photography places in Nepal to visit. If you are interested to visit the mountain photography places or religious photography places or wildlife photography places you can choose from this article. If you have any queries related to best photography places in Nepal do not hesitate to DM or email us on @infomissionhimalayatreks.com or whatsapp on 9841965533.

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