Nepal, the land of Himalayas is blessed with many beautiful destinations to capture your travel moments in a frame. Yes, it is about travel photography and collecting moments with a camera. Whether you’re a shutterbug or not, there are no ways to stop yourself without taking shot after shots of the most beautiful Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) and Annapurna in Nepal. The real craziness for photography I found during the spectacular sunrise at the Fish Tail Mountain in Sarangkot. And this time while flying over Sagarmatha and Annapurna Himal with Buddha Air. Here I loved to list some best places in Nepal to photograph or enjoy photography in your way. So are you ready with your camera to capture especially the golden hour moments in Nepal?
I’ve used several photography gears to take pictures during my tours in Nepal. And first time enjoyed experimenting with GoPro Camera (GoPro HERO4 Silver) apart from my Nikon Coolpix P600 and iPhone 6 Plus.
After sunrise and before sunset moments are known as Golden Hour in Photography. And I love morning and enjoy capturing after sunrise moments whenever I get the chance. So if you’re in Nepal you definitely should not miss the opportunity to photograph the mountainous sunrise.
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Sarangkot the most popular destination in Pokhara for the breathtaking sunrise view in the Annapurna Himal. I was surprised to see the overcrowding of the tourists at Sarangkot in 2014. Look at this photo of how everyone was busy to capture the golden hour (after sunrise) moment at Sarangkot!
Device: Lumia 720 (ƒ/1.9, 1/119, ISO 100)
These days Sarangkot became famous for paragliding. How could you stop yourself to capture the minimal shot here? And words will be too less to describe the top view of Sarangkot from the sky. Yes, pictures say a lot!
Device: iPhone 6 Plus
Kushma-Gyadi Suspension Bridge
Photography during the early morning sunlight at the longest Kushma-Gyadi Suspension Bridge is something you shouldn’t miss if you’re in Pokhara.
This footbridge is one of the best places in Nepal to photograph from various angles.
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600 (ƒ/5.0, 24.2 mm, 1/40, ISO 400)
Fewa Power House
The total landscape at Fewa Power House is so adorable, just a perfect destination to enjoy landscape photography. The remote view of Annapurna Himal will work as a backdrop here to give you a perfect shot.
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600 (ƒ/4.0, 9.0 mm, 1/30, ISO 100)
Furse Khola is just 2.3 km away from the Fewa Power House. This place became popular with local as Furse Khola Farm House. The best place to take stunning sunrise shots with mountains.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Phewa or Fewa Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in Pokhara. Another best place in Nepal to photograph during golden hours. You’ll simply love GoPro photography while paragliding above the Fewa Lake.
Device: GoPro HERO4 Silver (ƒ/2.8, 3.0 mm, 1/924, ISO 100)
The land of Himalayas also welcomes you to explore the plain region known as Terai. The rural beauty of Sauraha at this remote destination is simply awesome. During Autumn here you’ll see many mustard fields covered with yellow flowers and definitely couldn’t miss the chance to take a picture. The beautiful Rapti River is also very close to Sauraha and best for enjoying the sunset and capturing sunset shots.
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600 (ƒ/3.5, 5.0 mm, 1/1000, ISO 100)
Trishuli River Rafting Point
You can try cool photography from the raft while enjoying white water rafting on the Trishuli River. I had no idea about the stunning Trishuli riverside views. The river itself is so beautiful with the backdrop of many mountains, rocks, and suspension bridges. There is also one white sandy beach to enjoy moments and take pictures with your waterproof camera Olympus.
Device: Olympus TG-4 (ƒ/11.0, 7.9 mm, 1/200, ISO 100)
World Peace Pagoda
World Peace Pagoda is a must-visit peaceful destination to capture the top view of Pokhara city with the beautiful Fewa Lake. The Annapurna mountain is also visible from here. Can you miss the chance to capture the beauty World Peace Pagoda just before sunset? No way to say NO!
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600
Begnas Lake is another beautiful lake in Pokhara. Just a cool destination to enjoy boating and photography. And best to photograph the clear and remote view of the Annapurna Himal from the lake.
Device: Lumia 720 (ƒ/1.9, 1/2400, ISO 100)
Chitwan National Park
Chitwan National Park is the best place in Nepal to enjoy wildlife photography. One of the great attractions at Chitwan National Park is the Rapti River. You can capture the adventurous moments while canoeing or passing through this river by an elephant during Jungle Safari.
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600
Device: Nikon Coolpix P600 (ƒ/4.2, 10.7 mm, 1/30, ISO 320)
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Share your thoughts. Do you recommend some other best places in Nepal to photograph? What is your favorite photography gear to enjoy photography?