Cultural capital of Lhasa including sunrise shoots of the Potala Palace, Jorkhang Monastery, Sera Monastery. Visit the highest monastery in the world: Rongbuk as well as Everest Base Camp for a midnight Milky Way photo shoot.
All tours are land tours and based on twin sharing only. If you have registered as a single participant and do not wish to pay for the single supplement, we will try our best to match you with another single participant; however, this is strictly subjected to availability and you will need to incur the single supplement charge if we are unable to pair you up.
Lhasa and beyond stands at 3600m and more. Participants will be prone to AMS and should expect long travelling hours on vehicles during our transfer to Everest Base Camp.
14 Sep - Our program starts at Xining for our overnight train transfer to Lhasa.
15 Sep (D) - Arrive Lhasa at 3600m. We will start our itinerary slow due to the altitude with a photowalk at Bakhor Square. Overnight in comfortable 3-4 star hotel.
16 Sep (B,D) - Morning sunrise shoot just outside Potala Palace before visiting the main monasteries in Lhasa: Jorkhang and Sera where we will photograph the Tibetan devotees as well as the debating monks of Sera. Overnight in comfortable 3-4 star hotel.
17 Sep (B,D) - We depart after breakfast to one of the highest lakes in the world, Yamdrok Lake. We continue onto Gyantse for a panoramic view of the land below before continuing onto Shigatse. Overnight in comfortable 3 star hotel.
18 Sep (B,D) - Today will be a long day of driving, passing by the town of Tingri to reach Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world. From here, we will drive up as close as possible to the Everest Base Camp on the Chinese side where we will still need to trek (approximately 2-3km) to the base camp for our Milky Way shoot. Overnight in Basic Tourist Tents.
**note: pending the political climate, Rongbuk Monastery may be closed to outside tourists.
19 Sep (B,D) - Return to Shigatse (7-8 hrs drive). Overnight in comfortable 3 star hotel.
20 Sep (B,D) - Visit the impressive Tashilumpo Monastery in the morning before returning to Lhasa. Pending our arrival time, we will visit some of the nomads outside Lhasa. If time permits, we will also do some street photography at the train station in Lhasa. Overnight in comfortable 3-4 star hotel.
21 Sep (B) - Transfer to the airport for our return flight back to Xining / Lanzhou. End of program
- 7N accommodation in comfortable 3-4 star hotels (including 1 night at EBC tourist tent)
- LAN-Lhasa high speed rail tickets (2nd class)
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Half Board meals as per itinerary (Breakfast + Dinner)
- English speaking guide
- Tibet travel permit and adminstrative fees
- All entrance fees to the attractions listed in our itinerary
- Mineral Water
- Shared oxygen tank
- CIA Tour Leader & Photography Guidance
- International Airfare (SIN-LAN-SIN)
- Domestic airfare (Lhasa-LAN)
- Chinese Visa (if required, Singaporeans do not require visa to enter China)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal expenses (eg. drinks during meals)
- Driver and Guide gratuity
I have travelled with SG Trekker several times and Adrian has been meticulous in his planning and welfare. His places are varied and cater to every genre of photography. His instruction of what gear to bring along to a certain place to shoot is concise. We always have great fun in his workshop and is quite ensured that the trip will be filled with photos returning home. He will stake a lookout for newbies and guide them along. Will I join SG Trekker again- YES.
Uzbekistan is one of lesser known countries in Central Asia which I long to visit since 2015. It is truly a beautiful country with rich historical past. Photographers will easily find many iconic hotspots and very impressive landmarks from north to south in Uzbekistan where they can indulge their passions in photography. Once again, Adrian had done a wonderful job – taking care of everyone\’s needs and comfort throughout the trip. With his expert guidance and dishing out camera\’s settings, I managed to bag some awesome and beautiful pictures. Big a thank you to you, Adrian! All team members had so much wonderful fun and laughter in the tour.
This was my first trip with SG Trekker. What a fabulous photography trip. Adrian planned the trip so we didn’t have to worry about logistics and made adjustments along the way depending on the weather so we could get the best possible photos. We all got great photos with his help and guidance of the milky way, star trails, Mt. Bromo and more. It is a tiring trip because of all the places that are planned to get the photos but it is worth it. The other photographers were wonderful and some are already planning trips together. The trip exceeded my expectations. I hope to join more trips with SG Trekker and highly recommend you take a trip with Adrian!