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Varanasi Photography Tour

This photography tour in Varanasi, which will take you through all its nooks and crannies, and through the daily ritualistic practices, will do the same for you. Varanasi is located in Uttar Pradesh and still takes the customs and traditions that once governed our country very seriously.
  • 4 Days
  • Easy
  • ₹ 25000
    $ 335*
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    The price is for a group of 8 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private tour. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Photo Tour

  • Best Time

    Nov-Dec

  • Base Camp

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    Varanasi, India

  • Pickup Point

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    Varanasi, India

  • Minimum Age

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    12

Highlights

  • Apart from this the tour includes roaming around in the streets of Varanasi. You will be capturing the essence of this ancient city through clicking photographs of its darkest corners and the people that inhabit these nooks. The photography sessions with the mentors will enlighten you about the art of clicking pictures of strangers and life surrounding them. Street photography sessions are going to be an important part of this trip.
  • Visits to different Ghats will allow you to get familiar with the practices that part of our culture and traditions. Another thing to look forward to on this trip will be the boat rides on the holy waters of river Ganges.
  • It goes without saying that, as you will be accompanied by professional photographers, your pictures will be reviewed and critiqued throughout the trip. Your mentors will make sure that you learn the delicate art of photographing the normal, everyday lives of people in a creative manner. 

Overview

India is a land that has its roots delved deep into cultural and traditional practices and beliefs. As lifestyles in metropolitan cities have changed considerably, we usually do not get to see these rigorous cultural practices that much on a daily basis. While it is true that one needs to move on with time, sometimes it is also good to take a step back and discover your roots.


This photography tour in Varanasi, which will take you through all its nooks and crannies, and through the daily ritualistic practices, will do the same for you. Varanasi is located in Uttar Pradesh and still takes the customs and traditions that once governed our country very seriously. For these reasons Varanasi is also known as the "spiritual capital" of India. The sacred city is filled with numerous temples and the holy river Ganges makes its presence felt through all the pilgrims who come here to bathe in it and to perform death rites. The Ghats of this city is a hub for all kinds of cultural and ritualistic practices.


It will indeed feel like taking a walk through the memory lane of our country's history as you explore all the idiosyncrasies of this place. While this reason to pack your bags for this trip, we have something else that may convince you further. Yes, some of us still celebrate the festivals with all the traditional practices, but for most of us those ways have faded and now festivals are just another excuse for throwing parties. If you want to see how people used to celebrate festivals in the olden days then this trip is definitely for you.


One major attraction of this 4- day trip is that we will be visiting this beautiful city during the festival of Dev Diwali. Most of us are familiar with the festival of Diwali, which is celebrated on the account of Lord Rama's return to Ayodhya. Dev Diwali, though, is celebrated to honor Lord Shiva, particularly to celebrate his victory over the demon "Tripurasur". This festival is celebrated fifteen days after Diwali, on the evening of Kartik Purnima (full moon day in the month of Kartik).

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

You will be arriving in Varanasi. After getting settled in the hotel we are going to head straight out into the festive and glowing atmosphere of the city. Your photography session will start right on this day as the festival of Dev Diwali will be an amazing opportunity to click some great pictures. Whole lighted with lamps, where else will you find such a view?! The day will end with an overnight stay in comfortable rooms so that you can wake up refreshed in the morning.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel

Today you will be getting out in the city during the early morning to witness the beautiful sunrise over the Ganges. The morning schedule will also include a boat ride on the river. The early morning atmosphere of this city will ignite life in you for sure. The rest of the day will include sightseeing, visiting Ghats, in short getting acquainted with the spiritual city.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel

The morning routine today as well will consist of waking up early to visit the Ghats for the sunrise and boat ride. The rest of the day will include discovering the streets and back alleys of Varanasi. You will be roaming around in the town with your camera in your hand and you will be looking for picturesque views to shoot. The tour also includes making you familiar with clicking pictures of strangers. There is a subtle art hidden behind asking strangers if you can click their pictures, and this tour could make you good at that.

Meals : B,L,D
Accommodation : Hotel

Day 4 will be reserved for reviewing and critiquing of your pictures by professionals. The session is meant to enlighten you about the nuances of the art of photography. After this, you will be heading back to your everyday lives, but with a butt load of memories and a camera full of pictures to show off.


Now that you have all the information about this charming trip, pack your bags right away and venture into the ancient times when life was all about faith and belief. Who knows maybe this trip will ignite that burned out fire of faith inside you? That was dramatic, but certainly, this trip will be something very different from all the places you visit during your vacations.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel

How To Reach

You can reach Varanasi by taking flight from different parts of the country. Our team will meet you at the airport.

Inclusions

  • Accommodations: All accommodations will be on twin sharing basis in Hotels or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/homestay will be in a 3 star or higher hotel.
  • Transportation: All means of transportation as per the itinerary are included in the package.
  • Photographer Menor and an Assistant: A Photographer mentor and an assistant will be assisting and guiding you on this trip.
  • Meals: All Meals are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one.


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Flights: Flights are not included in the package. 
  • Personal Equipment: Your camera equipment, Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes and other personal gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions, and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Ar ...

Ahmed Orabi
Sandakphu Trek

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and ...

Sidhant Das
Brahmatal Trek

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good w ...

Ishita
Makha Valley Trek

Reviews

Sandakphu Trek
Ahmed Orabi

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

I had an amazing trek with Trekmunk to Sandakphu November and December 2019. From the first moment of inquiry about the trek and all my questions were answered clearly and on time thanks to Dheeraj who managed to facilitate the trek quite well with his communication. Our guide Arpan was very experienced, calm, patient and very helpful to each trekker's needs in the group. He facilitated to find and hire a porter for me once I needed one although we were in the middle of the trail. He also arranged emergency transportation when I had to cut the trek and go back home for an urgent matter. I really enjoyed their service and I would like to repeat the same trek or try other treks with them again.

Brahmatal Trek
Sidhant Das

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and helpful. The food and snacks were amazing. The activities in the campsite during our overnight stay is something that I am gonna cherish my entire life. I am waiting for my next trek with Trekmunk.

Makha Valley Trek
Ishita

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

I and my friends went to Markha Valley trek with Trekmunk and we all had a great time. Walking up and down the hill, coming across some beautiful sites was mesmerizing. Staying in tents was so much fun. And our guide had all the knowledge about the trek. Trekmunk is really good with its food and accommodation facilities. I highly recommend Trekmunk. Kudos to their Team.

Nagaland Backpacking
Mansavi Shah

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

Traveling with these people is surely an insanely enthralling experience. This is my second backpacking trip with these people and the way I had imagined backpacking to be has been fulfilled by them and they have given me surely more. The best thing about travelling with these people is that you understand the true meaning of travelling and experience it very closely. You are given great freedom but at the same time taking care of. You participate in the process of backpacking. You have a trip leader with you but he acts more like a friend as the days pass by! We attended the hornbill festival and did a wonderful trek to Dzukuo valley in Nagaland with the leadership of this group. You break the boundaries of yourself when you travel like a true traveller and that is possible with these people.

Kedartal Trek
Mazhar Dohadwala

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, took complete care of our safety and health and gave us the right advice to overcome AMS. Eagerly awaiting our next trek with them.

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