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Lhasa to Yamdrok Private Tour Review of 18th Group in January, 2017

Latest Update: February,14 2017

yamdrok lake

Amid the top three holiest lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok Lake(4400m) is the cloest one to Lhasa(3658n). The 150km road trip takes about 2 hours’drive from Lhasa city to Yamdrok Lake. If you have around 4 days’ stay in Lhasa, it’s a highly recommended destination for you. The stunning turquoise lake, with a scropion shape, embedded in deep valley will blow you mind away. Because of the unique alpine scenery and distinct Buddhist culture and custom, a group of clients from fashion industry were drawn to have their half business and half leisure tour in this holy land. Let’s follow their foot steps and share their life-time experience during their brief visit in Tibet.

Climbed to Chagpori Hill to Enjoy the Iconic View of Potala Palace

chagpori

A speical mission for this fashion group made up of three cool models and photographers and other staffy is to take photos in front of the distinct architecture of Tibet. Undoubtedly, Potala Palace is definitely their top priority. They trek to the viewing platform of Chagpori Hill and pose for the shoot before the holy Potala Palace. In fact, this place is the widely deemed as the best place to photograph Potala Palace. Plenty of global photographers wait patiently at here to capture the best moment of Tibet’s landmark building.

The Whole Group Took Photos with Guide Nima before Climbing Potala Palace

potala palace

Perched on the top of Red Hill, Potala Palace stands as both an architectural wonder and religious and historic treature inscribed in UNSECO heritage list. Tourists can visit the former residence of Dalai Lama and learn loads of legendary stories of Tibetan Buddhism and see countless precious relics as well. Visiting Potala Palace involves a long walk, do it slowly and steadily for the thin air. The photogenic Palace itself and spectacular panoramaic view of Lhasa city on the top of the palace are the highlight of the visit.

Doing Fashion Photography on the Steps of Potala Palace

potala palace steps

Dressed in trendy suits, our model clients posed for the shot with passersby casting their curious eyes overs these well-dressed westners. In fact, whereever they go, their every move remained the focus of public attention, just like celebrities. As tourists climb to the top of the Potala Palace, you will be rewarded with the stunning panorama of the Lhasa City.

Toured Barkhor Street, the Most Famous Bazaar in Lhasa

barkhor street

Situated right beside the Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street is the most lively business street in Lhasa. It blends perfectly religious pilgrimage with secular life. It’s the must-visit place where you can experience fevernt prostration and Barkhor Kora. The various souvenir shops, Thangka painting workshops and bustling tea house are worth to stop by.

Invited to Take Photos with the Staff of the St. Regis Lhasa Resort

st. regis lhasa resort

The hotels in Lhasa offer a variety of choices, from inexpensive youth hotels to 5-star luxury resorts. You can find the right one that suits your pocket.

Overlooking the Lhasa Valley from Ganden Monastery

ganden monastery view

Ganden Monastery is widely known as one of the “Great Three” Gelugpa Monasteries in Lhasa, the next two are Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery. Compared with the other two monasteries, Ganden Monastery promises the best mountain vistas. You can enjoy the stunning Lhasa Valley on top of Wangbur Mountain.

Another Shot before Colorful Tibetan Prayer Flags

prayer flags

Fluttering Tibetan prayer flags are the most common holy decoration seen esp. on mountain passes across Tibet. Each flag is written with Buddhist scripture and Tibetans believe that when flags are blown by the wind, the Buddhist scripture will also be chanted and spread to infinite space. There are five main colors that are known as pancha-varna in Sanskrit, which means The Five Pure Lights.

Visited Turquoise Yamdrok Lake and Snapped Shots There

yamdrok lake pass

Yamdrok Lake, with an altitide of 4400m, is one of the highlights of the entire tour. Travelling on the winding road along the mountain range, you will marvel at turquoise lake, fluffy clouds and majestic snow-capped mountains afar. The best place to photograph the panoramic view of the lake is at Gangbala Pass (4750m). You can also take photos with tamed Tibetan mastiffs, trained by locals.

yamdrok lake fashion shot

Yamdrok Lake is such a perfect background for fashion photography. And good-looking and cool guys never fail to draw crowds’ attention.  

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