For long, Nepal has been on the bucket list of avid mountaineers and trekkers alike. Similarly, it has also been on the wish-list of culture and history buffs for its ancient and rich culture. However, as of late, the Himalayan nation has caught the eyes of a new kind of breed: Photographers. Here you don’t have to wait for the spring to arrive, you don’t have to wake up at dawn for sunrise or watch the clock for the golden hour. The country is so surreally beautiful that being photogenic is its inherent character. Here we have listed down five of the best locations in Nepal for some amazing photography.
As soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be overwhelmed by the multitude of sensory experiences that will surround you. The photography bug in you will be tempted to take photos of everything from a child vendor selling cotton candies to a cow crossing the road. Known rightly as the living cultural museum of the world, the city serves as the perfect model for you to take rich pictures with even richer backstories. The city’s seven incredible world heritage sites within the radius of 15 kilometers that awaits your arrival.
You would be pleased to know that the iconic Nepalese photograph of silver peaks reflecting on a pristine lake was taken in Pokhara. The city is mainly famous for its emerald lakes, milky white rivers and gorges, and the beautiful views of Mt. Machhapuchhre and Mt. Annapurna. The city is dotted with iconic and photogenic landmarks that accentuate the already pretty landscape of Pokhara. Additionally, an hour’s drive away from Pokhara is Sarangkot that is famous for its impeccable mountain views, specially during dusk and dawn.
Poonhill in Myagdi district of Western Nepal is one of the most famous trekking destinations in Nepal. A few days trek away from Lake City of Pokhara, it is famous for the panoramic views of the mountains. With a 360-view of over 20 lofty mountains of the Western Himalayans, it is a photography Shangri-La for any photographer. It is especially famous for the sunset and sunrise views on eight thousanders like Annapurna 1, 2, 3, 4, and South, Manaslu, and Dhalugiri ranges.
Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna region is the most versatile Himalayan section of Nepal and encapsulates the best of experiences. If you can make it to the basecamp of Mt. Annapurna, you will be rewarded with absolutely stunning views of the heavenly Annapurna Massif and other towering satellite peaks. Here, you can easily take several national geographic-worthy peaks of these mountains dotted with colorful prayer flags and often painted orange by the sun’s golden rays.
Gosaikunda lake in central Himalayans of Nepal is renowned for its touristic as well as religious and spiritual values. The beauty of pristine Gosaikunda lake is accentuated by the view of snowy peaks that guard it. Moreover, the region also houses 108 other big and small water bodies that allows you to take beautiful pictures of all kind of lakes sourcing from highest peaks in the world.