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    Default Re: Tibet - Please comment on this itinerary

    Quote Originally Posted by sweeper View Post
    Hi,

    Your itinerary is quite different from mine, makes me want to go again ...

    some things to add -
    - General, no matter which itinerary , you are going to spend alot of time on the road, so do have some spare time on the road for shooting

    - Season - Personal preference - Consider pushing back your trip one or 2 months (June/July). The scenery would be better, more greenery / flowers. May is still pretty bleak in some areas

    - Vehicle - If you have enough budget / people , request for Toyota Land Cruiser
    ( model is 4500 i think), you butt will thank you for that , plus its alot faster then the China LeiBao. Especially on mountain ascending and dirt roads, its 30% faster, save you lots of time
    Yes, yes, there is a part that they would use the 4500 (from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp).

    Yup, similar to my Xinjiang trip, am prepared for a lot of time on the road between locations but the point about going 2 months later is a good input. Tks.

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    The itinerary has been revised to focus more on Tibet.

    成都/林芝/拉萨/江孜/日喀则/珠峰青藏高原颠峰十四日之旅
    Date : 08 May 21 May 2011

    D1(sun) 新加坡成都 CA404 02:00 06:20 宿成都(B/L/D) 天府阳光酒店或同级(4*)
    08/05 齐集樟宜机场搭乘豪华客机前往中国四川省会-成都。介于黄河于长江之间的特殊位置,使成都成为中国历史上有 名的民族走廊,造就了长江上游独具特色的巴蜀文化。成都接机接机游览三星堆博物馆,晚上安排药 膳。

    D2(mon) 成都林芝CA4431 07:30 09:15 宿林芝(B/L/D) 准四星级林芝宾馆或同级
    09/05 (机场单程55公里,约1小时,柏油路面)(海拔2500)
    上午乘机飞往海拔仅2500米鲜花不败、四季常青的西藏江南林芝,抵达位于西藏东南林芝八
    一镇南部雅鲁藏布江河谷地带五十五公里处的林芝机场,降落时可以观赏飞行航道丛林密布,山势突兀,河流纵横 的雅鲁藏布江河谷旖旎美丽的风光。导游接机敬献哈达送酒店高原气候适应性休息。林芝植被丰富海拔较低且含氧 量较高,可更好的适宜客人经过一段时间的过渡逐渐适应高原气候。游览喇嘛林寺 ~ 林芝规模最大的藏传佛教红教寺院--喇嘛林寺,喇嘛岭寺推崇生殖崇拜,是整个西藏最具特色,不可以错过的一 座寺庙。晚餐前后~八一镇市容游览拍摄藏东藏民百态。

    D3(tue) 林芝v 翻越色季拉山远眺南迦巴瓦峰,观赏鲁朗林海。 宿林芝(B,L,D)
    10/05(林芝至鲁朗林海单程80公里,约2小时,柏油路面+盘山路)(色季拉山海拔4900)
    上午翻越色季拉山前往色季拉景区,观赏景色壮观漫山遍布的杜鹃花(开花季节为春夏季四-六月),远眺中国最 美的山(因为云雾很难看到)世界第十五高峰-南迦巴瓦峰(7787米)。接着前往鲁朗林海,观赏藏东原始森林自然风光。终年不化的雪峰冰川下是莽莽林海 ,宛若世外桃源,又似人间仙境。使你留连忘返,魂牵梦萦,不知是天上还是人间。午餐安排鲁朗沙锅。游览完毕 返回林芝八一镇,沿途欣赏尼洋河谷藏东原始森林自然风光:雪峰下的原始森林和如茵草场,点缀其间的点点牛羊 ,错落有致、风格独特的藏式村寨,更有不少的林芝山珍可以在沿途购买。
    鲁朗林海观景台 - 拍摄西藏原始森林莽莽林海风光雪峰冰川。
    色季拉山观景台 - 拍摄和观赏中国最美的山南迦巴瓦峰。
    鲁朗 - 拍摄美丽的世外桃源般的鲁朗村寨。午餐安排鲁朗沙锅。

    D4(wed) 林芝v拉萨 宿:拉萨(B,L,D)准四星级大酒店刚坚饭店或同级
    11/05(单程490公里,约7小时,柏油路面,部分盘山路) (海拔3650米)
    上午驱车游览西藏最美丽的湖泊,雪山森林环绕中被称为小瑞士的巴松错。这是一个令人沉醉
    的地方,一泓晶莹柔美的湖水,有如童话般静卧在雪峰冰川下松软如床的湖畔碧草之上,宛若世外桃源,又似人间 仙境。抵达巴松错后乘木排上湖心仙人岛游览和休闲徒步,游览结束后驱车翻过海拔5230米的米拉雪山经墨竹 工卡和达孜平原前往拉萨,沿途观赏西藏最美的河流尼洋河谷旖旎的自然风光。途中路边观赏太昭古城、中流砥柱 、阿沛新村。拉萨是一座有着1300多年历史的古城,是西藏政治、经济、文化、宗教的中心。由于拉萨一年的 日照时间很长,故被称为日光城。拉萨在藏语的意思为圣地,市内名胜古迹繁多。抵达拉萨后。入住酒店作高原气 候适应性休息,以平稳渡过高原气候适应期。
    拍摄巴松错雪峰下的倒影。
    拍摄童话般美丽世外桃源人间仙境般的巴松错。途中随机拍摄,米拉雪山风光拍摄。

    D5(thu) 拉萨游览布达拉宫、大昭寺、八角街。 宿拉萨(B,L,D)
    12/05上午参观布达拉宫(布达拉宫内不能拍照)。下午到大昭寺、八角街拍摄,大昭寺、八角街是拍摄西藏人文最 好的地方之一,这里有来自四川、青海、云南等地的虔诚朝拜者,他们有的是磕着长头来到大昭寺的;八角街也是 最为繁华的商业街,这里的各式工艺品琳琅满目是各地影友赠送亲友的最佳选择;夜幕的降临,八角街各式的酒吧 灯红酒绿,也是影友们休息的好去处。
    藏地原味地带--宗角禄康公园(布达拉山后,有一片水清林幽之所,古柳蟠生,碧波清澈;石柳溢清、景石叠水、潭桥 吟风、对景广场、卵石漫滩、九曲桥等景点定会让您流连忘返)。
    布达拉宫广场西观景台 - 拍摄布达拉宫晨景。
    宗角禄康 - 拍摄布达拉宫背面在水中的倒影。晚上可自行前往布达拉宫广场拍摄布达拉宫夜景。

    D6(fri) 拉萨v翻越那根拉雪山游览天湖纳木错。 宿纳木错(B,L,D)
    13/05 宿帐篷招待所,无星级,无洗浴热水供应、无室内厕所。(住宿4-6人房)
    (单程250公里,约4小时,柏油路面+部分砂石路面)(海拔4718米)
    早晨徒步到八角街拍摄大昭寺门前虔诚的朝拜者,
    上午从拉萨出发,经青藏公路翻越那根拉雪山前往面积1920平方公里,世界上海拔最高的咸水湖纳木错(海拔 4718米)。纳木错湖滨广阔、水草丰美,清澈壮观,像一粒晶莹的明珠般镶嵌在万里羌塘草原上。游览结束乘 车沿原路返回拉萨,途中远眺终年积雪的念青唐古拉山,游览羊八井地热景区,在雪山环绕之中自费沐浴温泉。感 受蓝天白云雪峰下藏北草原苍茫辽阔的自然风光。走访藏民村寨,感受藏民族热情好客淳朴的民风。
    观赏晚霞和日落,晚上住宿湖边沐浴在满天灿烂的星光下,早起后观赏纳木错湖畔日出风光,迎接黎明的第一缕朝 霞。
    那根拉雪山远眺和拍摄雪山下的纳木错。拍摄纳木错晚霞和日落。

    D7 (sat) 纳木错v拉萨v色拉寺 宿:拉萨(B,L,D)准四星级大酒店刚坚饭店或同级
    14/05(单程250公里,约4小时,柏油路面+部分砂石路面)(海拔3650米)
    早晨拍摄纳木错日出后返回拉萨。抵达拉萨游览被称为野玫瑰花园的色拉寺,如果幸运的话还可以观赏到著 名的喇嘛辩经,感受藏传佛教博大精深的文化底蕴。
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    D8 (sun) 游览桑耶寺 宿:拉萨(B,L,D)准四星级大酒店刚坚饭店或同级
    15/05(单程120公里,约2.5小时,柏油路面+沙石路面)(桑耶寺海拔3600米)
    沿世界最高的河流――雅鲁藏布江顺流而下,驱车120公里前往西藏文化的发祥地泽当方向,途中观赏雅鲁藏布 江河谷旖旎迷人的自然风光,游览藏传佛教史上第一座佛法僧俱全的寺庙桑耶寺。桑耶寺素有西藏第一座寺庙 美称,这座在建筑史上无与伦比的辉煌建筑群完全按照佛经中的大千世界布局,寺内内容丰富的壁画同样不容错过 。从藏民族的虔诚纯朴和藏传佛教的博大深邃中,感受那种从没有过的心灵震撼。同时在雪域高原雅砻河谷美丽恬 静的自然风光中感悟神秘美丽的西藏。
    雅鲁藏布江游船 - 拍摄雅鲁藏布江巍峨雪山和雅江巨流。
    桑耶寺渡口- 拍摄的虔诚纯朴的山南藏民百态。拍摄辉煌的金色的桑耶寺。

    D9 (mon) 拉萨v江孜v日喀则 宿日喀则(B,L,D)准四星级久木亚美国际大酒店或同级
    16/05(360公里,约6-7小时,柏油路面+盘山路)(海拔3850)
    拉萨启程,翻越海拔4900米的冈巴拉雪山,远眺冈巴拉雷达站,前往世界上最高的淡水湖,有天上圣湖之美誉 的羊卓雍湖。清澈的湖水、巍峨的雪山和如洗的蓝天融为一体,陶醉、震撼并涤荡着你的灵魂。观赏世纪冰川卡惹 拉冰川,环绕羊卓雍湖前往电影《红河谷》外景地,抗英英雄镇――江孜。参观唯一集西藏三大教派于一体,以精 美绝伦的壁画和雕刻而著称的十万佛塔白居寺,远眺宗山抗英炮台后赴后藏重镇――日喀则。
    冈巴拉雪山-俯瞰拍摄羊卓雍湖。 卡惹拉冰川垭口(海拔5042米)-拍摄世纪冰川卡惹拉冰川。

    D10 (tue)日喀则v定日 宿定日(B,L,D)珠峰宾馆、白坝宾馆或同级(二星)
    17/05 (单程250公里,约5-6小时,柏油路面+盘山路)(海拔4300)
    上午参观班禅大师灵魂安息地、黄教六大寺之一的扎什伦布寺。扎什伦布寺由一世达赖喇
    嘛根顿珠巴主持修建于1447年,后成为历代班禅额尔德尼驻锡地。寺内供奉有高28米世界上最大的铜佛坐像 ――强巴佛(即弥勒佛像)。瞻仰十世班禅大师灵塔。下午翻越海拔5200米的嘉错拉山,驱车250公里 到达定日。
    嘉错拉山(海拔5200米)-拍摄嘉错拉雪山。
    嘉错拉山垭口珠峰观景台-远眺和拍摄海拔8848米的世界最高峰珠穆朗玛峰等世界顶级峰群。

    D11 (wed)定日v绒布寺v珠峰:珠峰大本营游览 宿绒布寺(B,L,D)
    18/05 宿观景台宾馆,无洗浴热水供应、无室内厕所。(住宿2-4人房)
    (定日-绒布寺单程100公里,约3-4小时,砂石+泥石路面,盘山路)(海拔5300)
    上午驱车抵边防检查站办理边检手续后抵达世界上海拔最高的寺庙绒布寺。自绒布寺南望,是举世公认观赏珠峰的 最佳位置。接着前往珠峰大本营,向地球的颠峰挺进,近瞻海拔8848米的世界最高峰珠穆朗玛峰。珠穆朗玛峰 为喜马拉雅山脉的主峰,藏语意为第三女神,呈金字塔状直插云霄,睹之慑人心魄。您不仅可以欣赏到当今世 界保存和发育最为完好充分的绒布冰川,有幸还可以看到有如生命之火般飘荡的珠峰旗云。当群峰还在黎明中沉睡 ,珠峰已披上犹如女神华服般绚丽夺目的朝霞;夜幕在黄昏慢慢笼罩群山,唯有珠峰的顶峰在夕照下犹如金色皇冠 一样在天空中闪耀,享受雄踞世界之颠,地球唯我独尊之殊荣。是夜星光灿烂伸手可及。
    加乌拉山(海拔5200米)珠峰观景台远眺观赏和拍摄海拔珠峰(因天气和云雾原因要看缘分),以及卓奥友 峰、洛子峰、马卡鲁峰等白雪皑皑的世界顶级峰群。
    在扎嘎曲珠峰山口拍摄溪流上的魅力珠峰。
    珠峰大本营拍摄珠峰近瞻珠峰。 绒布寺拍摄珠峰夕照。
    此日可根据情况在珠峰大本营拍摄珠峰安排适度的短距离休闲徒步。

    D12 (thu)珠峰v日喀则:远眺珠峰、卓奥友、洛子、马卡鲁等世界顶级峰群。
    19/05 宿日喀则(B,L,D)准四星级久木亚美国际大酒店或同级
    (单程350公里,约8时,柏油路面+砂石+泥石路面,盘山路) (海拔3850)
    上午观看珠穆朗玛峰日出后返回日喀则。伴着珠穆朗玛峰升起的第一缕霞光蜿蜒穿行在喜
    马拉雅山脉,沿途欣赏巍峨壮丽、气势磅礴、蜿蜒千里的喜马拉雅山脉高原雪域风光。在荒芜和寂静中翻越海拔5 200米的加乌拉山。远方除了为首的珠穆朗玛峰(海拔8848)以外,周围横亘着尚有拉布吉康峰(海拔73 67)、卓奥友峰(海拔8201)、洛子峰(海拔8516)、马卡鲁(海拔8463)等白雪皑皑的世界顶级 峰群。只有在这里,生命与天地宇宙才绝对的真实!
    早晨在绒布寺拍摄珠峰日出。 加乌拉山珠峰观景台再度观赏和拍摄珠峰。

    D13 (fri)日喀则v拉萨,沿雅鲁藏布江河谷返回拉萨,途览自然风光。宿拉萨(B,L,D)
    20/05 准四星级大酒店刚坚饭店或同级
    (单程280公里,约4小时,柏油路面,盘山路) (海拔3650)
    沿雅鲁藏布江回拉萨,沿途欣赏雅鲁藏布江草地峡谷、后藏大漠风光。途中您时常能看到佛教徒三步一拜磕着长头 虔诚地匍匐在路途艰险恶劣的雪域高原,用血肉之躯丈量朝圣之路,向着心中的圣地艰难地跋涉。
    拍摄雅鲁藏布江峡谷、后藏大漠风光。
    远眺并拍摄山峦耸立,视野宽阔,空寂无声的天葬台。参考附加行程可不参与拍摄。

    D14 (sat)拉萨成都新加坡(B) CA4111 /CA403 15:55 18:00 / 20:00 00:40
    21/05 (贡嘎机场至拉萨单程60公里,约1.5小时,柏油路面)
    早餐后前往贡嘎机场乘机飞离拉萨,抵成都机场后搭乘豪华客机返回美丽家园新加坡。结
    束愉快旅行。
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    Quote Originally Posted by SK1968 View Post
    Yes, yes, there is a part that they would use the 4500 (from Lhasa to the Everest Base Camp).

    Yup, similar to my Xinjiang trip, am prepared for a lot of time on the road between locations but the point about going 2 months later is a good input. Tks.
    June - September is rainy season in Tibet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SK1968 View Post
    Have always wanted to visit Tibet on a photography trip but missed the trip someone here in CS went last year and haven't seen anything quite close to that so far. Just came across this recently (same agency that I went with for my recent Northern Xinjiang trip) but am not too certain if the places covered or if the planned itinerary is too rushed (though I sort of think it is ok since the last experience with the agency but would still be good to hear from you). Wonder if any of you who have gone there would like to share your experience, comment on the itinerary and that may help me decide if I should consider this. Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.

    Unfortunately the itinerary is in Chinese only at the moment (will try to get hold on the English version). Also, somehow they have got other places like Kangding, included. I sure hope they would put more time in Tibet instead.

    Thanks in advance. I really hope to make this life-long dream come true. That's why I am planning so far ahead A bit kiasu considering that the trip is only happening on 14 May 2011
    ... this is stressing us to read the wordy itinerary...

    just like to know will be this be a photography trip or a just be there and take in the sight and scenery and photography comes at a lower priority?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    ... this is stressing us to read the wordy itinerary...

    just like to know will be this be a photography trip or a just be there and take in the sight and scenery and photography comes at a lower priority?
    haha, sorry for that. a simplified English translation is on the way. if the last trip to Northern Xinjiang can be used as a reference, then i would say it would be a photography trip. i am purely basing that on the opportunities i had then which included many sunrise/sunset. the tour also takes into account the timing for better lighting, and stuffs like that.

    my skill is so-so but these photos i posted may give u a rough idea of the opportunities i had during the last trip and i am looking forward to more photography opportunities in this trip...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=775478

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=775413

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    Your skills are more than just "so-so".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    Your skills are more than just "so-so".
    Photography is a life-long learning process...and it will always be so-so when one looks back to his photos taken yesterday

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    I have just increased the font size for the itinerary to make reading it easier

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    looks like many places are covered.. i wonder if you would really have time to "enjoy" the scenery or not. But then i have not been there so cannot really comment on it. How much would it cost overall including the air ticket? I would like to go there also if time and pocket permits

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    Quote Originally Posted by watsup View Post
    looks like many places are covered.. i wonder if you would really have time to "enjoy" the scenery or not. But then i have not been there so cannot really comment on it. How much would it cost overall including the air ticket? I would like to go there also if time and pocket permits
    Frankly I had the same reservations as you when I went for the Northern Xinjiang trip but fortunately thanks to the meticulous planning by the organizer, we were able to spend quality time at most if not all of the locations (due to bad weather, then too bad). I sure hope this coming trip is no exception The cost inclusive of all air tickets is around $3200 based on twin sharing basis.

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    Here I have the simplified English version of the itinerary, for those who may be interested to learn more about the trip.
    Please feel free to comment or ask me more details regarding the trip.

    14D Tibet Trip
    Nyingchi Lhasa Gyangtse Shigatse Dingri the Everest Base Camp Dingri Shigatse Lhasa
    8 - 21 May 2011

    D1 (8 May 2011, Sun) Singapore (air) ChengDu - CA404 (02:00 06:20)
    This day we visit Sanxingdui Museum. Stay overnight at Tianfu Sunshine Hotel or similar.

    D2 (9 May 2011, Mon) ChengDu (air) Nyingchi CA4431 (07:30 09:15)
    Visit Lama Temple. Stay overnight at Nyingchi Hotel or similar to acclimatise.
    What to shoot : Tibetans and their lifestyles.

    D3 (10 May 2011, Tue) Nyingchi (land) Sejila Forest Park & Lulang Forest (land) Nyingchi
    Depart for Sejila Forest Park where you can enjoy the amazing scenery of Mt. Namjagbarwa. On the way you will cross the Sejila Mountain pass (Altitude-4900m). Next, we visit Lulang Forest. Stay overnight at Nyingchi Hotel or similar to acclimatise.
    What to shoot : Virgin Forest, glacier, Mt. Namjagbarwa and Lulang Village.

    D4 (11 May 2011, Wed) Nyingchi (land) Lhasa
    On the way you will cross the Mila Mountain pass (5300m). You will get to enjoy the scenic beauty of Basomtso Lake. Stay overnight at Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Basomtso Lake and reflections.

    D5 (12 May 2011, Thu) Lhasa City Tour
    Today, we will be visiting Jokhang Temple, Barkor Market Street and Potola Palace (no photography in the palace). Stay overnight at Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Sunrise and night scene at Potola Palace.

    D6 (13 May 2011, Fri) Lhasa (land) Namtso Lake
    Depart from Lhasa to Namtso Lake (4718m). On the way, You can see the main peaks of Nyainqentanglha Range in the distance. The natural pastureland around the lake, the snow-capped peaks and the blue sky compose a fantastic picture. You will pass the Yangpachen on the way. If you like, you can have a hot spring bath. Stay overnight in tent (no ensuite bathroom facilities, 4-6 pax per tent).
    What to shoot : Sunset of Namtso Lake.

    D7 (14 May 2011, Sat) Namtso Lake (land) Lhasa (land) Sera Monastery (land) Lhasa
    Return to Lhasa and visit Sera Monastery. Stay overnight at Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Sunrise at Namtso Lake.


    D8 (15 May 2011, Sun) Lhasa (land) Samye Monastery (land) Lhasa
    Samye Monastery was the first Buddhist monastery to be built and is unique, as are its surroundings. You will be able to enjoy a spectacular view over the Yarlung Valley through which the 1800-mile Brahmaputra River flows. Stay overnight at Gang Gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Brahmaputra River, Tibetans lifestyles and the magnificent Samye Monastery.

    D9 (16 May 2011, Mon) Lhasa (land) Gyantse (land) Shigatse
    On the way the coach will pass the Gangbala Mountain (4900m) before reaching Yamdroktso Lake, one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet. Next, we visit the Karola Glacier that looks like an ice beauty. Zongshan Anti-British Battle Ruins located in Gyantse Country is our next stop. Later in the day, we visit the Palkhor Monastery which houses the three classes of Buddhism harmoniously. Stay overnight at Hisaki International Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Birdeye's view of Yamdroktso Lake and Karola Glacier.

    D10 (17 May 2011, Tue) Shigatse (land) Tingri (Shegar)
    Shigatse (3880m) is the second largest city in Tibet. In the afternoon we visit Tashilunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama. Then drive to Shegar (new Tingri). Stay overnight at Everest Hotel, White Dam Hotel or similar.
    What to shoot : Gyatso La Mountain (5220m) and Mt Everest from Gyatso La Mountain Pass.

    D11 (18 May 2011, Wed) Tingri (land) Rongbuk (land) EBC
    Drive to Everest Base Camp in the morning. After handling the immigration procedures at the border check points, you will go to visit the Rongbuk Monastery. It is the highest monastery in the world. It is the best place for watching and taking photos of Mt. Everest. Then proceed to the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Everest. You can see the amazing Rongbuk Glacier. Stay overnight at Rongbuk Monastery (no ensuite bathroom facilities, 2-4 pax per room).
    What to shoot : Mt Everest, Mt Cho Oyu, Mt Lhotse, Mt Makalu and sunset at Rongbuk Monastery.

    D12 (19 May 2011, Thu) EBC (land) Shigatse
    What to shoot : Sunrise at Mt Everest.

    D13 (20 May 2011, Fri) Shigatse (land) Lhasa
    What to shoot : Brahmaputra Valley and Tibetan Desert Scenery.

    D14 (21 May 2011, Sat) Lhasa (air) ChengDu (air) Singapore
    CA4111 (15:55 18:00)
    CA403 (20:00 00:40)

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    Looks like an interesting trip. Can you share the name of the travel agency you are using and inform whether they specialise in photographic tours? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    Looks like an interesting trip. Can you share the name of the travel agency you are using and inform whether they specialise in photographic tours? Thanks.
    The travel agency is GreenIslandTour at www.greenisland.com.sg It is the same agency I went for my Northern Xinjiang trip. I won't dare to say that they are specialised in photographic tours (but I believe they are exploring this possibility) but I can say the Northern Xinjiang trip was one just as advertised. So if that is any standard to take reference from, I sure look forward to the coming Tibet trip. One thing to note is that the lady bosses of this agency are also avid photographers. If what I understand is correct, they had also engaged China photographers on some trips in the past. Hope this helps

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    Thanks for the contact. Can already hear the lyrics of the song in my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daoyin View Post
    Thanks for the contact. Can already hear the lyrics of the song in my head.
    haha, you are fast

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    Just a quick update for those who may be interested. I checked with the agency, the max group size is 20 and they already have 12 or 13 right now. Looks like it is a go and I am looking forward to it
    Last edited by SK1968; 17th December 2010 at 05:51 PM.

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    Hi, went there 10yrs ago. From Nepal into Lahsa on road.

    The itinery seems v tight, back to back on the road. Check the weather and dry/wet season. I went in end autumn, it was dry cold and dusty; my friend went in end spring summer, it was wet and muddy on dirt road.

    There are a lot of prayers' activity around temples, from dawn. Recommend to stretch day over any city, and recommend to spend early hours walking when the light is still soft.

    The itinery seems to travel to standard places, I think it remains a control area and hence control and guided tour only. You won't be able to depart from the standard itin.

    Gradual ascent to high ground is good, to avoid AMS.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by epalite View Post
    Hi, went there 10yrs ago. From Nepal into Lahsa on road.

    The itinery seems v tight, back to back on the road. Check the weather and dry/wet season. I went in end autumn, it was dry cold and dusty; my friend went in end spring summer, it was wet and muddy on dirt road.

    There are a lot of prayers' activity around temples, from dawn. Recommend to stretch day over any city, and recommend to spend early hours walking when the light is still soft.

    The itinery seems to travel to standard places, I think it remains a control area and hence control and guided tour only. You won't be able to depart from the standard itin.

    Gradual ascent to high ground is good, to avoid AMS.

    Have fun!
    tks for you inputs
    I really hope there is sufficient time catered for photography.

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    I went to Tibet in April this year. We took a train from Beijing to Lhasa. It is a long journey, took us 48 hrs to reach Lhasa, painful but the scenery is very beautiful.

    Our itinerary was

    Lhasa - Gyangtse - Shigatse -Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Namtso Lake - Lhasa. We travelled by van.

    Journey is very long. The higher altitude is at EBC @ 5200m.

    You need to be careful of high altitude sickness. It can be very serious if not taking good care of your health.

    Go to Nyingchi first at the latitude is almost same as Lhasa. You need about 2-3 days to adapt to altitude of 3300m in Lhasa.

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