On April 13th, I arrived in Lhasa with a group of 10 photographers from across the globe. Lhasa was the starting point for a 15 day photography workshop led by Matt Brandon and assisted by my good friend Brian Hirschy. From Lhasa, we set out across the Friendship Highway to Everest Base Camp before descending to Nepal. I served as the lead guide for this trip and was assisted by two friends of mine, Woeser and Tashi, on the Tibet side and by my friends Ashok and Utsav on the Nepal side. It was a fantastic trip with a great group of people. I am already planning on leading another group along the same route next spring.
We spent four full days exploring Lhasa. In addition to going to Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery, Sangkhung Nunnery and the Potala Palace, we were also able to find a prayer festival that was taking place behind Jokhang Temple. Between 800 and 1000 Tibetans were gathered with their hand-held prayer wheels chanting mantras. Most of the Tibetans in attendance were quite happy to have their photo taken. Here are some other images from our time in Lhasa.