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Decide what’s time to travel to Tibet is an important question. There is not a clear answer when is the best time to travel to Tibet. When you want to visit this magnificent place, it depends entirely on your interest, what you want to see and to do. In fact, Tibet can be visited at any time of the year, but at certain times of the year is better than at other time.
The best time to visit Mt.Everest
From April to October is the best time to visit Mount Everest. Because the most days in these seasons can give you a good chance to view the stunning peak of Mount Everest. In the night, the sky will show a spectacular view of stars at Everest base camp for you. The temperature is not cold, the average daytime temperature is 8℃(46.4℉), and the night temperature is 0℃(32℉).
From late June to early September in summer, it usually brings some clouds and rain, thereby reducing the chance to see clearly Mount Everest. In winter (from November to March next year), the weather of EBC camp is very cold. The daytime temperature may be as high as 20℃(68℉), and the night temperature may be as high as -15℃( 5℉). Because of the bad weather, the road to EBC camp is sometimes closed.
The best time to trek to Mt. Kailash
Trekking around Mt. Kailash is one of the most popular itineraries in Tibet. From May to October is the best time to trek around Mt. Kailash. From July to August, Mt. Kailash area is drier than those regions in Lhasa and thousands of pilgrims from India usually go to Mt. Kailash. So in July and August, the route to trek around Mt.Kailash may be very busy, I suggest that you avoid these months. Usually, small hotels and teahouses near Mt. Kailash will be closed in late October or earlier November because of the cold weather and heavy snow. Therefore, fewer travel agencies will arrange Mt.Kailash trekking in mid-October.
Best time to experience Tibet culture in festivals.
According to the preferences of the festival, you can visit Tibet according to some calendar of festivals. Tibet people are very glad to invite you to attend the celebration. It’s the good time to experience Tibet folk custom and Buddhist culture. From February to September, Tibet has many festivals such as Losar in Feb, Nyinchi Peach Blossom Festival in Mar, Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival in Jun, Saga Dawa Festival in Jun, Samye Dolde in Jul, Shoton Festival in Aug, ect.
The best time to visit Horse Festival in Tibet
The Horse Racing Festival is an important part of Tibet culture, especially the daily life of people in Tibet. Horse Racing Festival is the most distinctive holiday in Tibet especially in the pastoral areas of Tibet. From June to August, it is the most beautiful season in grasslands with lush aquatic plants, so Horse racing festival will be held in these months. It usually lasts about 10 days. At present, the influencing horse racing festivals in Tibet are Nagqu Horse Festival (around August ) and Gyantse Horse Race (around July). On the eve of the horse racing festival, thousands of herdsmen wear colorful costumes, riding horses to go to the horse racing festival. Around the racetrack, a tent village was pulled out in the twinkling of an eye, and the grand horse racing festival suddenly brought a spectacular, fully functional tent city to the prairie. The whole event can be divided into two major categories: horse racing and horse riding skills. In the evening, the herdsmen will ignite a pile of the bonfire in the prairie, staying around the flaming fire, singing and dancing happily.
The best time to do trekking in Tibet
The best time to do trekking in Tibet is from late April to mid-October. These months let you enjoy the beauty of the mountains, at the same time there are good conditions for camping and hiking. You can trek in the summer of July and August, but in these months, it's most likely to rain at least 3 times a week. If you wear proper clothes and carry good camping equipment, you can enjoy this trekking in Tibet.
From February to March, most of the Tibet area is closed to foreign travelers, because February and March are sensitive months for Tibetans. Tibet travel permit usually stops from the end of February. Tibet will reopen in early April.
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