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Photography Tour Lhasa, Tibet October 23-31, 2013

May 17, 2013

Tibet....even in the 21st century the word “Tibet” conjures up thoughts of mystery, seclusion and adventure. Lhasa is Tibet’s largest and most famous city. It's filled with dozens of monasteries and temples that attract Buddhist pilgrims from across the Himalayas. Sitting at an elevation of 3500 meters, Lhasa is the heart and soul of Tibetan culture. We will be there this October and would love you to join us to witness and explore the sights and sounds of this fascinating city.

The journey will begin in the city of Chengdu, located in south west China, on October 23. Following a night in a smart, centrally located hotel we fly to Lhasa and spend 3 days exploring the city's many monasteries, and photographing the amazing Barkhor region located in Old Lhasa. We will see thousands of Tibetan Buddhist pilgrims, wander around the former homes of past Dalai Lamas, and experience the uniqueness of Tibetan culture up close and personal.

After our time in Lhasa we take a day trip to Nam Tso lake, one of the most pristine and beautiful lakes in Tibet, with turquoise-coloured waters and surrounding snow-capped peaks that rise to nearly 6000 meters. The following day we will travel to the rural regions around the Drigung Monastery and Tidrom Nunnery, where we will spend two days experiencing the lives of Tibetan yak herders, seeing thousands of yaks and meeting some of the people we work with. Tidrom is one of the largest nunneries in Tibet, and the 800 year old Drigung Monastery is one of the most important outside of Lhasa.

We then return to Lhasa for a day before departing the Tibetan capital on October 31. 

Joining Khunu co-founder Julian Wilson for this expedition is award winning photographer Brian Hirschy and Tibet expert Jamin York. Brian and Jamin own Plateau Photo Tours, which arranges photography tours and workshops across the Tibetan plateau. Brian, who's images have been published across the globe, is a professional photographer who lived on the Tibetan plateau for a number of years. Brian, who loves teaching photography, will serve as the lead instructor for the journey. Jamin, who has lived in various regions of Tibet for over 11 years, is an expert in Tibetan culture, history and religion. He will be the lead guide and help participants better understand the people and culture they are photographing.

We have only nine slots available for this trip of a lifetime so contact us as soon as possible!

For more information on pricing and a detailed itinerary please email