Great Tibet Tour Logo GREAT TIBET TOUR ®

Nyingchi Climate & Weather

  • by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2024-07-13

Nyingchi weather forecast

2024-07-22 Rainy 22 ~ 15 ℃
2024-07-23 Rainy 21 ~ 14 ℃
2024-07-24 Rainy 22 ~ 15 ℃
2024-07-25 Rainy 22 ~ 15 ℃

Nyingchi, also known as Linzhi, is home of mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests. As compared to the other destinations in Tibet, Nyingchi has a lower altitude with an average elevation of 3,000 meters. It is located southeast of Tibet, in the north of the Yarlung Tsangpo River and downstream of the Nyang River. The weather here is relatively moderate in Tibet, which is suitable for traveling any time of the year literally.

So when's the best time to visit Nyingchi? Let us explore more about the weather and climate of Nyingchi, therefore you may plan accordingly and retreat your inner soul with the real beauty of "Switzerland in Eastern".

Nyingchi Climate and Weather Throughout the Year

Because of the warm Indian Ocean in the Southeast and the cold Himalayan ranges in the South, Nyingchi has mixed weather around the year and all the seasons can be witnessed including Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter as well as a heavy rainy season from June to August. So, this variety in the seasons throughout the years provides you with different colors of nature and kinds of traditional activities.

The best seasons to visit Nyingchi are early summer and autumn as you may experience the wonderful flora of Nyingchi. Nyingchi gives a shining look in these seasons. Let's have a detailed analysis of the Nyingchi weather and the best time to visit.

Nyingchi in spring
Peach blossom in Nying, Spring.

Summer and Autumn

From June to August, there is a lot of precipitation due to the summer monsoons from the Indian Ocean and the average temperature remains at 10°C to 21°C. When there is a lot of rain in Nyingchi, it will present a misty landscape. You might be completely unaware that you are staying on the Tibetan Plateau. In summer, it is recommended to travel to Nyingchi along the Lhasa - Nyingchi Highway after arriving in Lhasa instead of going through the G318 National Highway cos heavy rain may cause landslides and debris flows.

Like every other city in the world, autumn(September to November) in Nyingchi is a wonderful treat to your eyes; especially the photographers can feed your cameras with some of the best and most artistic shots of your lives. In autumn, Nyingchi looks like a totally different world with thousands of colors and breathtaking scenery. Want to visit the fantasy world? Plan your Nyingchi tour in autumn. The average temperature in autumn is 9°C to 20°C.

Nyingchi in Autumn
Midui Glacier in Autumn.

Spring and Winter

In winter(December to February), Nyingchi is not as cold as other cities in Tibet because of the warmth from the Indian Ocean. The average weather temperature during this season is -3°C to 10°C. The climate remains dry and a bit warm during the day, but in the evening and night, it's really very cold.

The spring season is spread over March, April and May, which provides you with a great travel experience. The average weather temperature in this season varies from -1°C to 14°C. This season is ideal for photographers who head to witness the peach blossoms in spring. The local government also organizes an annual Peach Flower Tourism Festival(usually from late March to middle April) and a number of other festivals featuring folk songs, dances, and other games. So, you may plan your trip to Nyingchi in the spring season. 

Nyingchi Travel Tips for Your Journey

  • Along with a Chinese visa, you need a Tibet Entry Permit to enter Tibet, make sure you have already arranged one.
  • Take assistance from a reliable travel services provider.
  • Pack necessary stuff such as lip balm (much needed in dry weather), sunblock, clothes, medicine, and rain gear.
  • Do not forget your camera so you can capture the golden moments.
  • Accommodation guide information is a must. Nyingchi has a number of economy and five-star hotels, so you may choose the best as per your needs.

If you have not yet been there, plan a trip now. Feel free to leave a comment if you need more information about Nyingchi.

Related Articles

Ask a Quick Question Below?
or Email Us

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Asked by SYLV***

Good Day to whom it may concern,
I am interest in Nyingchi tour.
From your information, the best season is early - Mid April or Sept - October. But, what is the temperature in Lhasa during early April or mid October ( to avoid National day holiday)
I would like to know will there be raining during these two seasons as above mentioned!
I thought of going to Shoton festival in Lhasa and Nyingchi in August but after reading the information given, Nyingchi is not the right time to visit due to rainy season.
We cannot travel by car during summer time which I would like to travel from Chengdu - Nyingchi - Lhasa by 4 wheel.
What is your advice for travelling to Nyingchi & Lhasa!!

Answered by Jennie

Dear SYLV****,

We can arrange the Nyingchi to Lhasa tour for you. In April and October, the average lowest temperature is 2 °C, while the medial highest temperature reaches 16 °C. There's seldom rain in these months.

Here's the recommended itinerary.

Day Route Attractions & Activities
1 Nyingchi Arrival Pick up and transfer to the hotel
2 Tashigang to Bomi, 160km, Approx. 3hrs Lulang Mountain, Gang Spruce Forest Hiking
3 Bomi - Laigu Glacie - Ranwu, 210km, Approx. 4.5hrs Ranwu Lake, Midui Glacier, Laigu Glacier
4 Ranwu - Bomi - Nyingchi, 356km, Approx. 7hrs Sunrise of Ranwu Lake, Bomi Peach Blossom Valley
5 Nyingchi - Lhasa, 464km, Approx. 5hrs Draksum-tso Lake
6 Lhasa Sightseeing Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka
7 Lhasa City Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
8 Lhasa Departure Send off to the airport/train station