Kopundol Heights, Kathmandu
Our INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS are an exciting addition to the workshops that I teach in Rhode Island and elsewhere, and we think that this international alternative to group travel will be something that you will find rewarding photographically, and an altogether rich experience that will leave you wanting more. Combining independent travel with photographic instruction, and based in one area for the entire time, these adventurous photo workshops are designed around specific itineraries and assignments, yet leave you plenty of time to explore and photograph the way most photographers prefer: on your own!
Who is invited: photographers and visual artists, cultural enthusiasts, models, adventurers, history buffs, and any adult who is craving a new travel experience.
NOV 11-13, 2013 - Patan Durbar Square Workshop, Nepal
This workshop is now limited to local Nepalese participants, a three-day photo workshop, priced at NRs 3700, November 11-13, 2013.
Look for our next Kathmandu Workshop
to be held next November, 2014:
Come with us in November 2014 as we ratchet up the exotic factor in this workshop based within the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, where snow-capped Himalayas can be glimpsed on clear days and you discover just how different life can be in an ancient landlocked Asian country ruled by a Hindu monarchy until just recently.
Having traveled to Nepal three times already, I am familiar with much of the area and the must-experience locations and ancient religious sites, both Hindu and Buddhist. This is a land that has seen explorers for centuries; Everest teams that rendezvous in the Nepalese capital city of Kathmandu; hippies from the free days of the 60s; trekkers and travelers from more modern times. The country has undergone changes since my last visit, and I am anxious to show you this unique country, and see how the local population has weathered the first decade of the 21st century.
We will be based in a five-star hotel with Western amenities (http://www.summit-nepal.com/), a short distance from Patan's Durbar Square. Patan, and neighboring Bhaktapur, along with Kathmandu itself, are the three ancient cities of this mountain-ringed valley, where you will witness ages-old religious rites and visit temples, pagodas, and stupas, all within an easy day trip.
You will quickly learn the protocol for adventure on your own time, and what to expect of your presence in some old and weathered village homes. Expect to be invited into homes, and given tea and cookies; expect to see cows wandering the streets along with pedestrians, brightly painted trucks, cycle rickshaws, and three-wheeled mini cars.
You are free to continue your trip to neighboring India, or Tibet, or head to the beaches of Thailand. And you can arrive early and become accustomed to the time change, where Kathmandu is about 11 hours ahead of us.
Total Cost per person, based on double occupancy: $TBA (does not include meals, tips, or entrance fees/permits) (does NOT include airfare to/from our Kathmandu staging site). Pay in full by October 1, 2014.
Maximum participation: 14 adults (18+).
Due with RSVP: $600 deposit.
Activity Level: Easy to Moderately Strenuous (Exotic climate and culture means unique demands on the body, ranging from coping with time zone changes to dietary cautions, to several locations that feature steep steps).
Participants are responsible for their own airfare to staging site, visa/passport fees, meals, tips and trip cancellation & health insurance. Studio Without Walls will help answer any questions you may have about health preparations and concerns. Please note refund schedule below.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu staging site (Summit Hotel).
Day 2: Orientation & First evening of instruction.
Days 3-6: Day trips (with morning and/or evening instruction & critique)
Day 7: Free day
Day 8: Check out
Refunds offered if:
Additional notes: $600 deposit required to RSVP. Full refund available if cancelled by Sept 1, partial refund available if cancelled before Oct 1. Please refer to payment schedule after signing up.
Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.