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Visit Kathmandu and capture its magic and diversity, framed forever with the lens of your own camera. Damian Caniglia, professional photographer and trek leader, will escort you through the scenic treasures of this fascinating city. www.backtrackadventures.com.au/nepal

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Kathmandu Photograpy Workshop

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a colourful, vibrant city and a favoured destination of travellers from all over the world. It is an exciting mix of culture, religion, people and places that leaves the traveller with wonderful memories. Both ancient and modern, Kathmandu is a photographer’s paradise with opportunities to capture the panoramic expanse of the Kathmandu valley, bustling city streets, produce markets, religious landmarks and the daily life of the people who live there. Damian Caniglia, in conjunction with Back Track Adventures has developed a travel and street photography workshop for keen amateur photographers who wish to expand their image library while learning from a professional. With 5 days of full access to many areas of Kathmandu, there is ample opportunity to not only learn and improve your photography, but see and experience Kathmandu in depth. The Kathmandu Photography Workshop includes daily feedback, discussion and critique of your images. You can devote your time to taking images while receiving full support and help along the way. This is the ideal

forum to explore travel photography in this amazing city. The workshop is strictly limited to 8 photographers and is timed to allow you to take advantage of additional activities for which Nepal is famous such as trekking in the Himalaya, mountain biking or viewing the wildlife at Chitwan National Park. November is an ideal time of year to be in Nepal. The Travel Photography Workshop is structured to give you the ideal setting and opportunity to improve all aspects of your photography. At the same time, you’ll experience much of what Kathmandu has to offer; religious ceremonies, rural life, artisans plying their trade and people going about their daily lives. In addition to Damian Caniglia as facilitator and instructor, the Kathmandu Photography Workshop involves the partnership of Nepalese office staff, tour guides and drivers.

You’ll be delighted with the friendly, cheerful nature of your hosts and your interaction with them will be a major highlight of your time in Kathmandu. For keen photographers, group travel can have its drawbacks; it may be difficult to find the time to shoot at the best time of day in the best locations, and there may be cultural and privacy considerations when photographing local people. With Damian’s experience and local guided support, you are able to be in the best position while maintaining a level of respect. Damian is also on hand to help with any technical questions as well as guidance with the visual communication aspects of your image making. If you’re ready to take the next step with your passion for photography, join the Kathmandu Photography Workshop and you’ll be rewarded many times over.

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Dates and Prices* Workshop Duration: 7 days from Kathmandu 2014 Dates

03–09 November

Cost from Kathmandu

AUD $2490

Single Supplement

AUD $315

International flights from Australia: Please contact us for pricing from Australian ports Other Adventures in Nepal: Please contact Back Track for information on Nepal treks and tours

Extra accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed and Breakfast) Single

AUD $85 per night

Twin share

AUD $50 per night

Trek Details

Introducing Damian Caniglia

Workshop Inclusions

For the past 10 years Damian has worked with Back Track as a guide and trek leader on the Kokoda Track, Nepal and Africa. Having photographed the jungles of Papua New Guinea, the landscapes and wildlife of Africa and the highest peaks of the Himalaya, Damian continues to build his library of photographs and footage as he travels and escorts small groups to exotic locations. Damian is a qualified trainer and a professional photographer. Noteworthy among the list of publications that have used his imagery include Australian Geographic, Lonely Planet, Rock Climbing Magazine, Inside Sport and the front cover of The Architect of Kokoda. Damian is focused on capturing images that speak of the people and places he visits. He is also dedicated to helping those he travels with get the best images from their cameras to document and enhance their personal travel experience.

• airport/hotel/airport transfers in Kathmandu • welcome dinner and farewell dinner • 5 nights B&B twin share accommodation in Kathmandu • 1 night B&B twin share accommodation in Bhaktapur • Day 2 ‘Working Nepali’ Tour • Day 3 Swayambunath, Bodhanath and Pashupatinath Tours • Day 4 ‘Throw Your Own Souvenir’ Tour with lunch • Day 5 Bhaktapur tour • Day 6 Durbar Square tour and ‘Splice of Kathmandu’ tour • 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners • private transportation where required • services of English speaking guide throughout tour • Services of Damian Caniglia, Photography Workshop Facilitator • Tips for local tour guides and drivers Not included • • • • •

Visa and passport costs Personal clothing and equipment Medical expenses Travel insurance (compulsory) All items of a personal nature

Group size • Minimum 5, maximum 8 plus Photography Workshop Facilitator * All prices are per person and subject to change without notice at anytime. Nepal Photography Tour 2014

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Kathmandu Photography Workshop Booking Form 2014 HOW TO BOOK 1. CHECK AVAILABILITY: Call Back Track Adventures to check availability for the workshop. Places are limited to only 8 photographers so please book early. 2. ENSURE THAT YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR BOOKING CONDITIONS: By paying your deposit you acknowledge that you have read and understood our Terms and Conditions of Booking on page two (2) of this Booking Form and you agree to be bound by these Booking Conditions. 3. COMPLETE THIS BOOKING FORM AND PAY APPLICABLE DEPOSIT: A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is required or full payment if booking is within 65 days of your trek departure date. On receipt of your booking form and deposit your Confirmation Pack will be sent to you. The pack contains all the information you need to prepare for your workshop. 4. TRAVEL INSURANCE IS COMPULSORY and it is recommended that you arrange this at time of booking. Visit our website: www.backtrackadventures.com.au/travel-insurance to arrange insurance online, or contact us for insurance information. Please complete ALL FIELDS in the form to the right to ensure accurate processing of your booking and deposit payment.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING By paying your deposit you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms and Conditions of Booking as outlined below and you agree to be bound by these Booking Conditions. Back Track Adventures (Travel agents Licence Numbers 177/178), ABN 23910991873, act as Travel Agents and Tour Operators contracting some services from other tour operators, Travel Agents, Airlines, Hotels and others, herein referred to as Service Providers. 1. GETTING STARTED: A booking is made by completing the booking form and returning same with your deposit of $600 per person to Back Track Adventures. A Confirmation Pack will be sent to you as soon as possible after receipt of your booking form and deposit. It is a condition of booking that you arrange comprehensive travel insurance with emergency evacuation cover when you pay your deposit or within 7 days of receiving your Confirmation Pack. If travel insurance cover can not be obtained for a medical condition, or any reason, you must advise us immediately. PLEASE NOTE THE DEPOSIT IS STRICTLY NON–REFUNDABLE. Payment: Final balance is due 65 days prior to your departure from Australia. If you book less then 65 days prior to departure then full payment must be made at time of booking. If payment is not made by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking. Your deposit is non-refundable. Trip Price: The trip price is based on costs and exchange rates current at time of printing this brochure. We reserve the right to adjust prices before or after your booking. If we receive any increase in prices for services, these increases may be passed on even after final balance has been received. Airfares quoted by Back Track are subject to change by the airlines. Any airfare increases will be passed on. Flight taxes are subject to increase at any time. 2. CANCELLATION BY YOU: If you cancel your trip, land and air cancellation fees apply. The fee is determined by the date that we receive written notification of your cancellation. Fees are as follows: Days before Departure: More than 65 days: loss of deposit, 65 days or less: 100% of total booking cost. Depending on your reason for cancelling, charges may be recoverable by you under your insurance policy. CANCELLATION BY US: Our tour departures are subject to minimum numbers being obtained. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if minimum numbers are not achieved within 60 days of the scheduled departure date. We will advise anyone affected no later then 60 days prior to departure and in this case all monies paid to us by you will be refunded except any payment for travel insurance. No responsibility is taken by us for any costs incurred for goods or services purchased by you independently for this tour. These costs might include, but are not limited to, costs imposed by an airline on cancelled advance purchase airline tickets. 3. LIABILITY RELEASE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Back Track Adventures will always act with due care and skill. Where Back Track Adventures utilise Services Providers, Back Track Adventures are not responsible for the acts and omissions of these Service Providers, including tour guides, for any loss, damage or expense, including loss of money paid in advance which you may incur as a consequence of the acts, omissions and negligence of others. As soon as possible on receipt of your completed booking form and deposit, you will be sent with your Confirmation Pack, an ‘Indemnity & Release Form’, This must be read, understood, signed and returned in the envelope provided within 7 days of receipt. 4. MINORS: In general, minors (under 18 years) are not accepted on this trip. Acceptance of a minor on a trip is strictly at the discretion of Back Track Adventures. In most cases we are happy to accept minors. Please enquire. 5. USE OF PHOTOS: You agree that Back Track may use images of you taken during your trip without recourse to you and without compensation to you. The images will be for marketing and promotional purposes only and the selected medium will be at Back Track’s discretion.

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