Combining the cultural and scenic riches of Tibet with a unique on-the-road photo workshop, this is a trip with unparalleled value.
Enjoy breathtaking landscapes from 4000m+ mountain passes. Wander among nomad camps on the highest grasslands in the world. Join religious pilgrims on walks at ancient sites. Appreciate the history of Tibet with guided visits to temples and monasteries. Observe traders from surrounding villages converge at a frontier town - Tibet’s version of the Wild West - to bargain with yak meat and yoghurt for tea, vegetables, and other necessities from the outside world.
We are thrilled to once again offer these iconic experiences in Eastern Tibet together with Vancouver Island’s Karen McKinnon for an unparalleled cultural and photographic opportunity. Karen has been applauded for an accessible and inspiring teaching style that is ideal for helping each photographer go to the next level both technically and creatively. As well as taking home some inspiring memories and images, you’ll gain an incredible photographic toolkit that will include composition, exposure, light properties, workflow, and photographing people.
This trip offers a great introduction to Chinese culture as well. Beginning in Chengdu, your private guide will escort you to the Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center for close up viewing of these curious creatures who are more native to Sichuan than the people themselves. Despite their relative inactivity, you will be surprised at the challenge of photographing these social fur balls. A visit to China's historical Three Kingdoms era Zhuge Liang Memorial Temple and Jinli Ancient Street will take you on a walk into the past. Your day in Chengdu will also include a visit to Chengdu's oldest and best preserved Buddhist temple: Wenshu Yuan. And your visit to Chengdu wouldn't be complete without an introduction to the fun of Sichuan Opera (much more than just singing!).