Situating in the west of China, Tibet is a charming region with the unique natural scenery. With mysterious Tibetan Buddhism, splendid Tibetan-style monasteries, crystal-like lakes, and majestic snow-capped mountains, Tibet is an ideal place for photographers in the world. Here is a classical Tibet photography tour itinerary which you can take lots of great photos of the holy lakes, high mountains, and splendid monasteries.
Day One: Lhasa Arrival
When you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will pick you up and send you to the hotel directly. High altitude sickness is very common in such a high altitude region. Therefore, you’d better have a good rest in your hotel.
Day Two: Photographing in Lhasa City
As the landmark of Lhasa city, Potala Palace is very grand and splendid. The sunrise in the morning is stunning, but you need to get up early and arrive at the best photography place – Potala Palace Square before 6:50 am. What’s more, you can also take some photos as a memory when visiting the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. There are lots of pious pilgrims doing kora here. Taking a photo of them without allowance is impolite. Therefore, you need to ask whether you can take a photo of them or not.
Day Three: Photographing in Lhasa City
Besides the Potala Palace, the mother river – Lhasa River is also an ideal place for photographers to shoot the charming sunrise. After lunch, you will be taken to visit Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery. Before taking a photo, you’d better ask your tour guide whether you are allowed to shoot. Because taking photos is forbidden in some monasteries. When you have a tour of Sera Monastery, you will have a chance to record the hot Buddhism debate in Sera Monastery.
Day Four: Lhasa to Shigatse Photographing Tour
Today, your tour guide will take you to visit Shigatse from Lhasa city. The scenery along the way is very attractive, and there are lots of famous Tibetan attractions such as Yamdrok Lake, Karola Glaciers and Gyantse Dzong. Just make your camera full charge and record the unforgettable scenery along the way.
Day Five: Shigatse to Tingri Photographing Tour
There are two famous monasteries along the way to Tingri, Tashilhunpo and Sakya monasteries. You must be stunned by the beautiful views.
Day Six: Everest Base Camp Photographing Tour
You will head to Everest Base Camp from Tingri. The sunset and sunrise of Mt Everest are worthy of being recorded. The snow-capped mountains will shine in the golden sunlight if the weather is fine.
Day Seven: Shigatse Photographing Tour
Today, you will travel to Shigatse from Everest Base Camp. After enjoying the attractive sunrise at Everest Base Camp, you will visit Rongbuk Monastery where is the best place to take a photo of Mt Everest. In the afternoon, your tour guide will drive back to Shigatse.
Day Eight: Shigatse to Lhasa Photographing Tour
Along the way back to Lhasa, you can take some beautiful pictures of the biggest river – Yarlung Tsangpu.
Day Nine: Lhasa Departure
Your Tibet photography tour comes to an end. It’s time to say goodbye to Tibet.