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Standing at the roof of the world, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau creates a unique Tibetan nationality due to its unique natural conditions. Their unique religious beliefs help to create a splendid Tibetan culture centered around Tibetan Buddhism. Either stunning natural landscapes or profound & unique religious culture is a fatal attraction for any photographer. This is a classic photography tour with high accessibility, covering Lhasa, Shigatse, and other towns centered around human landscapes; Yamdrok lake, Namtso lake, and other well-known holy lakes in Tibet; and the highest peak in the world – Mt. Everest. The highlights and attractions in this tour are highly representative.
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Arrive in Lhasa and rest for acclimatization. As some travelers may suffer from altitude sickness, it is necessary to have a good rest on the first day. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Shoot the majestic Potala Palace at sunrise and sunset. The best shooting time is around 6:50 am. Photographers must get up around 5 o’clock and get to Chakpori, and the best photography place is Potala. Potala Square is also a great shoot spot.
Photographers can visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street to take some photos of pilgrims or local life before taking sunset pictures at the Potala Square around 8:45 pm.
Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Shoot Lhasa city and Lhasa River at sunrise. Photographers are advised to get up at 5:00 am and drive to the outskirts of Lhasa for the wonderful sights of the whole of Lhasa city and Lhasa River at sunrise (around 6:50 am). Then, they can proceed to visit Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery in the afternoon.
They can shoot lamas’ life, traditional Tibetan buildings, and paintings at these sites. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Shoot beautiful scenery on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse. Famous sites are Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glaciers, and Gyantse Dzong. The best place to shoot the lake is Khambala Pass, where visitors can get a bird’s-eye view of the turquoise lake. Stay overnight in Shigatse.
Shoot Tashilhunpo and Sakya monasteries. Photographers are advised to visit the two most important monasteries in the Shigatse area. Stay overnight in Tingri.
Get up early to shoot the sunrise over Himalayas and the sunset over Mt. Everest. On the way from Tingri to Everest Base Camp (EBC), photographers can take fantastic pictures of Himalayas at Gyatsola Pass (5260m) and Pangla Pass (5200m), and then shoot the magnificent Mount Everest at sunset at EBC if the weather is good. Stay overnight in Everest Base Camp.
Shoot Mt. Everest at sunrise. Both the sunrise and the sunset are the highlights of the tour to Everest Base Camp. Rongbuk Monastery is also a wonderful place to take photos of the world’s highest peak. After breakfast, photographers are recommended to drive back to Shigatse. Stay overnight in Shigatse.
Shoot Yarlung Tsangpu River. Driving back to Lhasa along Sino-Nepal Friendship Highway, photographers can take pictures of beautiful Yarlung Tsangpu, Tibet’s biggest river. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Shoot Namtso Lake. On the way from Lhasa to the lake, photographers can stop at Nagenla Pass (5190m) to take pictures of the whole lake and its surrounding mountains before moving on to Tashi Island to shoot the sunset. Stay overnight at the lake shore of Namtso.
Shoot the sunrise over Namtso. Photographers should get up very early and walk to Tashi Island to take pictures of the heavenly lake at sunrise, and then drive back to Lhasa. Stay overnight in Lhasa.
Depart from Tibet. If photographers take a train out of Tibet, they will have opportunities to take photos along the world’s highest railway, Qinghai-Tibet Railway.
The best time to trek in Tibet is in spring and autumn, which are from April to May and September to October. During these times there is little rain to interrupt your trekking tour in Tibet and it is not too hot to walk in the wilderness of Tibet.
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