International Union Of Photographers

“Trip China Program” —2020/02 "Labrang Monastery Dharma Assembly"

International Union Of Photographers

“Trip China Program”—2020/02  "Labrang Monastery Dharma Assembly"

9 Days’ Professional Photographic Trip

l  Date:  February 4th to 12th , 2020

l  Destination:  Labrang Monastery (Gansu Province)

l  Deadline for Registering:  January 4th, 2020

l  Itinerary:

Day 1:  February 4th

Gather in Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport (LHW)before 15:30 pm. 

Leave for Xia He city at 16:00 pm by travel bus. About 4 hours' driving. And check in hotel,

Hotel name:  Xiahe Himalaya Hotel

Hotel address:  Sang Qu West Rd., No.156 He Nan Village, Xiahe, Gansu Province

Day 2:  February 5th

Lama (Tibetan monks) chanting sutras, Labrang Monastery architecture, Tibetan Buddhism culture.

Day 3:  February 6th

First day of Dharma Assembly, main activity, the Big Thangka Show. Thangka drawing in the afternoon.

Day 4:  February 7th

Second day of Dharma Assembly, main activity, the Tibetan Buddhism Ceremony Dancing and Sacrifice Fire.

Day 5:  February 8th

Third day of Dharma Assembly, sunrise and full view of Labrang Monastery in the morning, pilgrimage shooting during day time and the Butter Sculpture Lanterns Ceremony in the evening.

Day 6:  February 9th

Maitreya Buddha parade around Labrang Monastery , 5 km distance, lasting 3 hours, with Lama chanting sutras and believers worship. Visit the famous Living Buddha, Jiang Zhou Cang, in the afternoon.

Day 7: February 10th

Shooting sunrise in Yako mountain. About 2 hours driving and stop any time for landscape photography on the road.

Arranged scene or story with large scale Prayer flags and Tibetan Buddhism followers scattering prayer papers for worship.

Day 8: February 11th

Drive to Amuquhu alpine pastoral areas for local village life shooting, alpine pasturing, children study in mountains, traditional Tibetan wedding, coming-of-age ceremony of local young girls...etc. 

Day 9: February 12th 

Leave for Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport (LHW) after breakfast. Trip ends.

l  Fee:     1050 USD for IUP Member.

                 1150 USD for Non-member. 

                 (200 USD extra for Single room.)


 Traffic fare between Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport (LHW) and Labrang Monastery. 

 Luxury air conditioning bus.

 Air conditioning double rooms ( independent bathroom, 24 hours hot water, Wifi).

 Breakfast, lunch and dinner from Day 2-Day 8,  dinner for Day 1,  breakfast for Day 9.

 Wages of local guide.

 All scenic spot entrance tickets.

 Wages of hiring models and animals… 

 English-Chinese Interpreter. 

 Photographic mentor.  

 Tips for bus drivers and models.


1. A scanning copy of applier's Passport and ID photo should be sent together with Application Form to : .

2. The trip could only be executed with at least 10 participants.  Everyone could register individually before Jan. 4th, 2020. 

3. $350 advanced deposit should be paid via Paypal to before Jan. 4th, 2020. 

4. Equipment requirements: long lens, super wide angle lens, tripod. Drone is NOT allowed.

5. Temperature: -15 ℃ to -20℃ at night, 7 ℃ to 12 ℃ at daytime     warm wear, hiking boots are needed.

Inquiry:       Miss Chang Qing



 "Trip China Program"—2020/02 "Labrang Monastery Dharma Assembly" (PDF)

 Application Form for IUP "Trip China Program" (PDF)

the Big Thangka Show.jpg

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