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Tibet Photography Tour

  • 11 Days Tibet Photography Tour
  • Max People : 15
  • Wifi Available
  • Daily Tour
  • Min Age : N/A
  • Pickup: Lhasa Airport/Kathamndu Via Road

Tibet Photography Tour. Tibetan 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.

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

3 Hours before the flight.

Tibet Photography Tour Route

Kathmandu-Lhasa-Tingri-Shigatse-Gyatse-Namtsho Lake-Lhasa-Kathmandu

Hotels and accommodation for Photography Tour

All Accommodation in 3 star Hotel

Transportation for Tour

1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.

Photography Tour Guide

Local Tibetan English Speaking Guide expert in Photography


First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour/Trekking or driving Trip. Please reconfirm with us.

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • Tibet travel permit and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • Photography Tour Guide
  • All entrance ticket fees for all tourist sites listed in the itinerary
  • All transportation in destination location
  • Accommodation in good and clean Hotel
  • Personal comfortable, clean and safe vehicle with reliable Tibetan local driver; vehicle ranging from 4WD land cruiser to minibus depending on your group size.
  • Domestic flight/train tickets listed in the itinerary
  • Visa Processing Fees
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary
  • Tourist accident/casualty insurance

Price Excludes

  • International flight to and out of China
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)
  • Tips for Guide/Driver/Cook
  • Chinese visa (Note: we could help you with the Chinese visa application, like providing the invitation letter, presenting the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies, etc that you may need. )
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary; usually it costs about USD3-15 per person for one meal in TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region).
  • • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks (please do the best to avoid the alcoholic beverages during your Tibet trip), optional tour activities, etc.
Reason why you love this 11 Days Tibet Photography Tour
  • Shoot the sunrise over Namtso
  • Shoot Namtso Lake
  • Shoot Mt. Everest at sunrise
  • Shoot the Highlights in Lhasa
  • Take the beautiful picture of People, Landscape, Foods and monasteries
Tibet Photography Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Lhasa Airport

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.

Day 2Shoot the Beautiful Picture of Lhasa Landscape

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.

Day 3Lhasa Rivers and Monasteries

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 NorbulingkaDrepung Monastery, and Sera Monastery in the afternoon.

They can shoot lamas’ life, traditional Tibetan buildings, and paintings at these sites. Stay overnight in Lhasa.

Day 04Lhasa to Shigatse Via Gyatse

Shoot beautiful scenery on the way from Lhasa to Shigatse. Famous sites are Yamdrok LakeKarola 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.

Day 05Shigatse to Tingri

Shoot Tashilhunpo and Sakya monasteries. Photographers are advised to visit the two most important monasteries in the Shigatse area. Stay overnight in Tingri.

Day 06Tingri to Everest Base Camp

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.

Day 07Everest Base Camp to Shigatse

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.


Day 08Shigatse to Lhasa

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.

Day 09Lhasa to Namtso Lake

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.

Day 10Namtsho Lake to Lhasa

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.

Day 11Lhasa to onward Journey

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.

FAQ About Tibet Photography Tour?

What makes Tibet a unique destination for a photography tour?

Tibet’s unique landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and spiritual ambiance make it an exceptional destination for photographers. Capturing iconic landmarks, traditional ceremonies, and the majestic Himalayan scenery adds a distinct flavor to photography tours.

What are the key photography destinations covered in a Tibet photography tour?

Photography tours in Tibet often cover iconic destinations such as Lhasa, Everest Base Camp, Namtso Lake, and cultural sites like monasteries and traditional Tibetan villages.

Are photography guides provided during the tour?

Yes, professional photography guides with expertise in Tibetan landscapes and culture are often included in photography tour packages. They assist participants in capturing the best shots.

Can participants expect opportunities for sunrise and sunset photography?

Yes, photography tours are designed to capture the magical moments of sunrise and sunset, allowing participants to photograph landmarks and landscapes in the best possible light.

Are there specific considerations for high-altitude photography in Tibet?

Yes, high-altitude conditions require careful planning. Participants should be prepared for the challenges of high-altitude environments, including proper acclimatisation and protection for camera equipment.

What types of photography can be explored in Tibet?

Participants can explore various types of photography, including landscape photography of the Himalayan mountains, cultural photography of traditional ceremonies and festivals, and architectural photography of monasteries and historic sites.

Can photography tours be customised based on individual preferences?

Yes, photography tours can often be customised to cater to individual preferences, allowing participants to focus on specific themes or locations of interest.

Are photography workshops or tutorials included in the tour?

Some photography tours may include workshops or tutorials led by professional photographers, providing tips and techniques to enhance participants’ photography skills.

Is the tour suitable for photographers of all skill levels?

Yes, photography tours are designed to accommodate photographers of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced photographers. Guides offer assistance based on participants’ expertise.

What types of accommodations are provided in a Tibet photography tour?

Accommodations in photography tours vary but often include comfortable hotels or lodges that cater to the needs of photographers, such as proximity to key photography sites.

How can participants book a Tibet photography tour?

Participants can book a Tibet photography tour through reputable travel agencies specialising in Himalayan destinations. It’s advisable to communicate specific photography interests and preferences to ensure a tailored experience.

Any similar tours in Tibet other than Photography tour?

Yes, there are many other tours apart from Photography tour. Following are some tour you can enjoy while in Tibet:

Can I combine Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan for tour?


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