Nepal and the Gurkhas: Photographic Adventure
Join us for this very special and unique opportunity for a limited number of photographers, on a photographic adventure to Nepal to learn and improve techniques while photographing some of the most stunning scenery in the world.
Not only that, this year we will also be photographing old Gurkha soldiers; some of the last remaining veterans who fought for Britain across the world, yet still live in the rural hills of Nepal.
Features & Info
photoNepal is providing a completely unique experience for photographers who want to really expand their capabilities, learn new techniques, and practice in the company of other like-minded photographers.
All of this under the watchful eye of experts. This year we are extremely lucky to have Sebastian Bober (outdoor and location lighting specialist).
Johnny Fenn is the main host for the course, with huge experience of Nepal and the Gurkhas. As well as being a photography instructor, he is the current Field Director of the Gurkha Welfare Scheme.
Highly decorated Major (Retired) Krishnabahadur Gurung MVO MBE is a former Gurkha Major and Queen’s Gurkha Orderly Officer who is our liaison officer throughout the course.
And here is the unique opportunity; photographers will not only be photographing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, they will also have access to some of the Gurkha Welfare Trust’s network of Welfare Centres in Nepal and have the opportunity to meet and photograph retired WWII and Borneo campaign Gurkhas in their own environment and help record their stories. It is the first time that this access has been provided and the programme will offer a very rare and exciting opportunity.
The workshop is designed to help and offer guidance, instruct where necessary, and improve and learn new techniques. Most days will end with a review of the day’s photographs and a critique to help improve. There will be lots of opportunities not available elsewhere, and naturally, the aim is to have huge amounts of fun!
The workshop is limited to 10 participants
Terms and conditions: click HERE
And here is the unique opportunity; photographers will not only be photographing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, they will also have access to some of the Gurkha Welfare Trust’s network of Welfare Centres in Nepal and have the opportunity to meet and photograph retired WWII and Borneo campaign Gurkhas in their own environment and help record their stories
Everything else & Sponsors
More workshop info
- All tuition fees
- All travel arrangements in Nepal – including assistance through the international airport on arrival.
- All food, (excluding dinner when staying in Hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu). This includes food cooked on location by our chefs, and the hog roast at the Headquarters of the Gurkha Welfare Scheme
- All Accommodation (Shower and European toilet will be available)
- Access to Welfare Centres
- Any porter charges
- International flights to Nepal
- Visa costs (usually $50 – can be gained on arrival, but better to arrange in the UK before travel)
- Personal, Equipment and Travel Insurance
- Vaccination charges
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal expenses
- Spa treatments (in hotels)
- Tips (if required)