This is a collection of short videos from Yolanda’s December 2019 visit to Tibet in winter.
As you will see from the videos, winter travel to Lhasa and surrounding areas is a fantastic time to travel to Tibet.
Though it is cold, it’s not as cold as you may imagine. Plus, there are far fewer tourists than normal, many more Tibetan pilgrims and nomads, and lower prices.
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Here’s a look at the experience of Lhasa and nearby areas in winter.
Monks Praying at Shalu Monastery
Potala Palace on a Winter Evening
Walking the Barkhor in Lhasa on Holy Wednesday
Tibetans prostrating in front of the Jokhang Temple in Winter
Tibetans Burning Incense Pre-dawn at the Jokhang Temple
Pelkor Chode Monastery in Tibet in Winter
Nyenchin Kangsar Glacier at the Karo La Pass
Kamba La Pass and Yamdrok Yumtso Holy Lake in Tibet
Sakya Monastery Main Assembly Hall
Tashi Lumpo Monastery in Shigatse
Sakya Monastery on a Winter Day
Joining the Pilgrims at the Tsepak Lhakhang in Lhasa.
Everest from the Tibet Side: Gyawu La Pass in Tibet
Hidden lake at the Karo La Glacier [Bad Audio Due to Wind]
Updated on May 22, 2020. First published on December 16, 2019.
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Minerva Garcia says
Thank you for sharing these videos, thanks Yolanda
Lobsang and Yolanda says
It’s my great pleasure, Minerva! Hope you enjoyed them!