Nepal Bisket Jatra 2023

Terms & Accomodation

Important points to be noted

The Photo Tour is designed from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

This tour is conceptualised in such a way that personal attention can be given to each and every photographer and for that, the group will be restricted to 8 photographers only.

This tour has been specifically designed for photographers. Non-photographer spouse/friend may be accommodated on the tour but at full cost and on agreeing to stick to the schedule of the of the tour.

Indians do not require visas for entering Nepal. If you have a passport, please carry it with you.

While all care would be taken to stick to the schedule, unforeseen circumstances, time consistency might lead to some changes.

As it is a foreign country your mobile number will not work unless you have international roaming. A local sim will be provided to each participant against passport.

What does the tour fees include?

Accommodation: Stay will be at the best-located Hotel situated in the ancient kingdom at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Staying in this position is the best way to cover the entire ritual.

All-day local taxi or bus fare for each and every destination.

Stay in a deluxe hotel for six nights and seven days (on a twin-sharing basis and in single occupancy.)

Expert guidance on the street, portrait, daily life, architecture and cultural photography with a particular emphasis on the Bisket Jatra.

Two times Tea, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on all days. Nonveg and Veg food will be provided. There is no set food. You can choose whatever you like from the menu.

All entry Fees, Camera Fees, and Tickets to any museum, or gallery are as per the itinerary.

Packaged drinking water will be provided.

Service of the photographic mentors from India, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu.

What is not covered in the tour fees?

Anything else other than what is included in the tour fees.
All expenses of personal nature.
Medical expenses.
Personal purchases.
All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
Tips and gratuities in Hotels, Lodges, Hotel Staff and Driver-guide(s) tipping.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Travel Insurance.
Airport pickup and drop.
Laundry services.
Your souvenir or duty-free shopping
Extra Activities are not included in the Itinerary.
Any other item(s) not included in our Itinerary.
Any other actual expenses would be shared by all participants on an actual basis.


Stay will be at the best located Hotel situated in the ancient kingdom of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Staying at this location is the best way to cover the entire rituals.

Facilities provided by the hotel

Well-furnished standard Rooms
24 hours Hot & Cold water
Non-Veg & Veg Restaurant
24 hours Wi-Fi facilities in entire lobby area of the hotel
Doctor on call & taxi on requirement
Laundry service / Shoe Polish
Large parking area & Hall
Currency Exchange


Registration is open until 10th March 2023 or till the seat reservations end.


Only a maximum of 8 hardworking photographers will be selected for this photo tour. This is not a fancy tour; you have to walk a lot, so your physical fitness is very important.

Participants will be granted for the photo tour based on email confirmation on a first come first serve basis.

Please feel free to call us on +91 8900702900, or +91 8509333385 for any further assistance.


You need to pay 50% of the tour amount immediately (either in USD or INR as per the conversion rate on date).
Balance amount to be paid 30 days before the tour.

Cancellation And Refunds

In the event of a cancellation or modification of your confirmed booking, Exposure’s Cancellation and Refund Policy for Photography Workshops/Photo Tours will be applicable, and you need to fully agree to be bound by them. Any refunds will be made within 14 working days from the date of written confirmation of cancellation, via the same mode with which the payment was made to us.

To reserve your spot 40% of the full fee is required at the time of your booking. You can pay using Paypal or NEFT or IMPS or RTGS or ask for the account details to transfer the payment. Your reservation may be cancelled if full payment has not been received by the last date specified and communicated.

All cancellation notices must be received in writing and will become effective as of the date of the postmark (standard mail or electronic).

Cancellation deductions will be as per the following policy of full fees:

  • 40% cancellation of the total fee if cancelled 90 days before the start of the expedition or earlier than the expedition.
  • 100% cancellation of the total fee if cancelled 59 days on or after the start of the expedition.

Please read all details on this page and the Detailed Terms and Conditions, Disclaimer / Undertaking in the Registration cum Booking Form.

What you will need?

One or two Digital cameras with two to three lenses (for example – 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, or zooms like 16-35mm, 24-70mm and a long focal length like 70-200).

Tripod is not required because there will be a large number of people, you’ll not be able to put your tripod but a Monopod will be very helpful for capturing some nice slow shutter speed images during pulling of the chariot.

Rain cover for your camera during Sindur Jatra. Though Sindur Jatra is a completely dry colour festival but the protection of your camera is necessary.

Protector for your lens.

If you have ND filter please carry it with you; it can be required during slow shutter speed photography of Chariot Pulling.

A cap and windcheater is preferable during Sindur Jatra.

Extra battery for your camera and external hard drive with adequate space and card reader.

Adequate memory card and Card reader.

A Computer with photo-processing software.

For Indians, Visa is not required. If you have a passport please carry it with you.
Your 8 Passport size photographs.

Risks: It will be really very crowded during pulling of Chariot and the Yoshin Pole ritual. So it’s advisable to keep yourself at a safe distance during that time.

Weather of Bhaktapur

It will be pleasant and normal in the daytime with maximum temperatures of about 20°C. Nights become cooler with a minimum of 15°C. in the month of April.

*Limited seats on first come first serve basis.
**Please read all details on this page and Detailed Terms and Conditions, disclaimer/undertaking in the Registration cum Booking Form.

Tour Dates

10th to 16th April 2023


Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Nepal.






For Indian Participants
49500 INR – Double Occupancy
58500 INR – Single Occupancy

For International Participants
950 USD – Double Occupancy
1450 USD – Single Occupancy


Maximum 8 participants


English, Hindi & Bengali



Meet Your Mentor

Apratim Saha

Apratim Saha

Internationally renowned photographer Apratim is a contributing photographer for National Geographic, Getty Images and Stocksy United. He is a Canon Brand Ambassador – EOS Maestro and the Global Brand Ambassador and Mentor for Datacolor, Nisi, Godox, Vanguard and Blackrapid. Apratim Saha has over 36 years of experience, in the traditional film to digital photography. He is a commercial photographer specializing in people photography, portraiture, lifestyle & editorial clients.