Afriscapes Everest Region Photography Expedition – Nepal (In conjunction with Climbing4Rhino and Nomadic Adventures)
Join us on this very exciting Everest Region Mountain Photo Expedition.
For a lot of people and especially photographers, Mount Everest is a “must see” and “must photograph” dream. Well, we at Afriscapes feel the same and we organised a photography tour, to the Everest Region in Nepal, that will make all your mountain photography dreams come true.
A lot of people do the “Trek to Everest Base Camp” in Nepal and we planned this trip with that idea in mind. We will not trek all the way to Everest Base Camp, but you will get glimpses of Everest along the route and you will definitely see and get really close to other massive mountains in that area including the famous Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.
This is one of the most spectacular treks in the Himalayas, along routes lined and carved out by beautiful, multi‐hued prayer flags, prayer wheels and intricately carved Mani stones. It is the same route along which Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary headed to the summit of Everest in 1953. It is one of the most popular Himalayan treks.
Not only does this trek take you close the world’s highest mountains but it is also home to the wonderful friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, and a variety of cultures, traditions, and monasteries.You will be surrounded by deep valleys, incredible views of the Himalayas, laughing children and endless streams of yaks.
The entire trip will take 14 days (excluding international flights) and includes a very exciting flight to and from the famous Lukla Airport, from where we start our hike up the mountains. We planned the trip especially for photographers as we know that it can take a time to stop for photographs along this very scenic route, so we added extra days to make the hike up much easier for everybody to take photos while hiking up these very high mountains. There are no technical climbing involved on this trip but you need to be physically and mentally fit.
We will also spend a full day doing guided sightseeing around of the Kathmandu valley before flying to Lukla where our trek will begin.
Afterward, we urge all participants to donate a couple of their best photos of this trip to be printed in a coffee table book that will be sold and the profits will be donated to the Climb for Rhino initiative that raises funds for rhino-related projects under the wing of the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization.
Des Jacobs and Dawie Malan will be your photography guides on this entire trip and will help you get the unique photos you dream of. Wayne Matthews from Climb4Rhino is a very experienced guide and trekker and he will be our South African guide on the expedition. We also make use of one of the most experienced local guides that know the ins and outs of these mountains like the palm of his hand.
For more info regarding Climb4Rhino and the Lawrence Anthony Organization, click here…Climb 4 Rhino info
13 to 26 October 2017
Arrive in Kathmandu in Nepal on 13 October 2017 and depart Kathmandu on Friday 26 October. South African citizens will depart Johannesburg on Thursday 12 October and will be back in Johannesburg on Friday 27 October.
Accommodation: Basic, yet comfortable, lodges.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included except for when in Kathmandu where only Breakfast is included.
Travelling: Airfare to and from Kathmandu in Nepal is not included. We will give advice on the flight bookings and if possible, would like all participants to travel together on flights. All other travelling is included, including the airfare to and from Lukla. The Sherpa’s fees, as well as the local guide’s fees, are also included.
Format: Landscape and cultural photo expedition. While this trip is not formatted as a workshop we will gladly be available to provide help during the trip.
Price: $1600 (US Dollars) SA Clients: Minimum exchange rate of R13.35 per US Dollar
Group size: Maximum 10 guests.
Physical difficulty: Tough. We walk al the way from Lukla up to Dingboche and back again. Altitudes vary from 2700m up to 5000m above sea level at Dingboche. Snow may be encountered at high altitude. We will take it slow to give everybody the chance to acclimatize. If needed, a person can always return to one of lower villages (with a guide) to wait for the rest of the group on return. You will carry only a day pack with your camera gear, water, jacket etc. The sherpas will carry all the heavy gear.
For more info please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the Everest Photo Tour Info PDF.
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From Kathmandu, we will fly to Lukla. From here on it is trekking (walking) all the way to Dingboche and back.
Lukla – Phakding – Namche Bazar – Khumjung – Tengboche – Dingboche. We will spend 2 days at Dingboche to scout the area for great photo opportunities. We will follow the same route back.