Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included in the cost?
Once you have arrived in Pokhara, everything you undertake on a photoJourney course is included. We have selected the best, most appropriate accomodation. All arranged meals and travel, and all course activities and instruction are covered. You will be very well looked after. Obvious exceptions to the above are alcoholic drinks, extra room costs (such as laundry and telephone calls) and personal expenses.
How many other participants will there be?
In general we aim for just 12 participants. So that will be a maximum of 6 per leader, although it is usually 4. We try to keep that ratio throughout on the practical elements of the course. We encourage maximum participation to the theory and lecture phase of the workshop.
What level of photographer do I need to be?
Every level of photographer is very welcome. The workshop is designed to be able to meet the needs of total amateurs right through to professionals.
Nepal is an adventurous country. What level of fitness do I need?
As with the photography levels, the workshop is designed to cater for all fitness levels. After the initial hotel-based segment, the location of Sikles is chosen to allow any standard of physical fitness to fully partake in, and enjoy the incredible location. The different activities, once in the village, are entirely up to you.
Are partners welcome?
Of course. If you are both sharing a room and a) both take part in the workshop, then the price is reduced per person by approx £125 or b) one partner is not taking part in the workshops, then the price for that person is between £420 and £560 – which includes the hotel accommodation and meal costs for all of the days. Please email or telephone for full details.
Can you help me arrange travel?
We can certainly advise. There are many possibilities, and Nepal is pretty friendly for tourists. If you have any concerns or questions, we would be delighted to help you solve them – we know the place pretty well. We want this to be as smooth a journey as possible, but without limiting your ability to be flexible.
What photographic equipment do I need to bring?
In many respects, all you really need is a camera with ability to recharge, and enough memory to hold the images. Even if it’s just an iPhone, we can guide you all the way to better photography. For those looking for help with their bigger camera systems, we will email a recommended kit list to all participants well in advance of the departure date.
What clothing and non-photographic equipment should I bring?
Nepal is an exciting and adventurous place. We have written a recommended kit list that you can find on the website, or download it here: PJN-Kit List-Up High & Village
Nepal is an awesome country. What options do I have for extending my stay?
There are a number of options we recommend. The Temple Tree Hotel in Pokhara is really beautiful with great swimming and a spa. We have negotiated a terrific rate if you want to stay longer than the course. Alternatively, we have also negotiated a fantastic rate with Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge; which is on top of one of the hills that surrounds Pokhara and has the most incredible views of the Annapurna Himalayas. Please get in touch through this site or via telephone or email for advice