“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

I have absolutely no apologies for using one of Tolkien’s most overused and bastardized lines.  This quote couldn’t describe more accurately how I feel when I stepped foot into the alleyways of Lhasa.  The advice I often give to people visiting for the first time: “Get lost and love every minute of it!”.  Pilgrims from every corner of the Tibetan plateau, old men sitting around drinking butter tea and playing cards, street vendors selling old trinkets, temples scattered everywhere,  monks and nuns all combine to make the Lhasa alleyways home to some of the most unique and fascinating culture anywhere in Tibet.

Workshop: Lhasa, Everest, Nepal – Day 2 – Images by Brian Hirschy