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Best Time to Visit Tibet

CLIMATE

Basically, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. The best time of year to be in Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet.

The central Tibet, including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang, generally has very mild weather from April to November, though July and August can be rainy - these two months usually see around half of Tibet's annual rainfall.

October and November often bring some dazzling clear weather and daytime temperatures can be quite comfortable at Tibet's lower altitude.

The coldest months are from December to February. The low altitude valleys of Tibet (around Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsedang) see very little snow.

Spring does not really get under way until April, though March can have warm sunny days and is not necessarily a bad month to be in Tibet. More specific information in different areas:

Here is some more specific information in different areas:

Lhasa /Shigatse /Lhatse /Tingri /Nyalan : Along the Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year around. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble. Try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season.

Mt. Everest Area : Early May and early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest's true face (if you are lucky). From December to February, you'd better not to go to this area because it is too cold - except you are real Great Adventure People.

Ali (Mt.Kailash) : Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Big rain and snow could make the journey worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October.

Eastern Tibet : Don't go to this area in July or August (the rainy season) because the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. In winter, the road could be frozen.

Northern Tibet : With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer (July to August) is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.

BEST TIME TO VISIT TIBET

Despite the high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau, the daytime temperatures are actually quite mild. Between March and November the average temperature ranges form 15-25 degrees Celsius and the skies are generally clear and blue. From July to August though there can be the odd shower during the day. The nights, however, can be very cold and temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius. During the day a light shirt or jumper and lightweight pants will be suitable, but a warm fleece or down jacket is recommended for the evenings.

The best time of year for overland tours in Tibet is from March to November and for treks and Mt. Kailash tour from April to the beginning of October.

Layered clothing is recommended as day and night-time temperature vary greatly. Down jackets are required from October to March (three is snow). The rainy season is June-September. The main temperature is 8 degree in the north.

Tibetan Temperature

Average Temperature in different places of Tibet
Place Yearly ['C / 'F] January ['C / 'F] February ['C / 'F]
Lhasa 7.5 / 45.5 -2.2 / 28.04 15.1 / 59.18
Nagqu -1.9 / 28.58 -13.9 / 7 8.9 / 48.02
Qamdo 7.6 / 45.68 -2.5 / 27.5 16.3 / 61.34
Damshung 1.3 / 34.34 -9.9 / 14.18 10.8 / 51.44
Pome 8.5 / 47.3 -0.2 / 31.64 16.5 / 61.7
Amdo -3.0 / 26.6 -15 / 5 7.9 / 46.22
Nyingchi 8.6 / 47.48 -0.2 / 31.64 15.6 / 60.08
Tsedang 8.3 / 46.94 -0.7 / 30.74 15.5 / 59.9
Xigatse 6.3 / 43.34 -3.8 / 25.16 14.2 / 57.56
Gyangtse 4.7 / 40.46 -5.1 / 22.82 12.8 / 55.04
Tingri 0.7 / 33.26 -11.3 / 11.66 10.9 / 51.62
Zayui -11.8 / 10.76 -4.0 / 24.8 18.6 / 65.48
Note: Data Format ['C / 'F]. 'C is in Celsius. 'F is in Fahrenheit.
 
The Average Temperature of Lhasa in a Year
   
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Jul
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Dec
Ave 'C 0.3 1.6 5.5 9.1 13 17 16.4 15.6 14.3 9.2 3.9 0
'F 32.5 34.89 41.9 48.4 55.4 62.6 61.5 60.1 57.7 48.6 39 32
Max 'C 12.2 15.5 18.3 21.6 25 27.8 27.2 25.5 23.9 21.6 16.6 13.9
'F 54 59.9 64.9 70.9 77 82 81 77.9 75 70.9 61.9 57
Min 'C -14.4 -11.6 -8.3 -4.4 -0.5 4.4 6.1 5.5 3.9 -5.0 -9.4 -13.3
'F 6 11.1 17.1 24.1 31.1 39.9 43 41.9 39 23 15.1 8.06


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