Tibet Weather

Tibet plateau is regarded as the "roof of the world" with average altitude of over 4000m, due to high altitude in Tibet and the temperature is usually lower than same season in any other cities in China, it's a little bit harsh with thin air, strong ultraviolet ray and distinct rainy & dry season. Have plan the trip to Tibet, travelers need more information about weather and climate all year round in Tibet and can prepare clothing and other necessary packaging accordingly.

The best time to travel to Tibet is from April to Oct each year, with best weather condition and delightful sceneries, please pack for your Tibet trip based on below given information

Spring: March - May
The weather is beginning to warm up but the temperature is still low because the ice starts to melt, so long-sleeve shirt, warm sweater and jacket are needed.

Summer: June - Aug
It's Tibet tourism golden time during this 3 months, many kinds of festivals are holding in Tibet such as Ganden Thangka Festival, Shoton Festival and Nagqu Horse Racing Festival, you could still enjoy watching the cleanest view of Mt.Everest and the true face of Mt.Kailash. Summer T-shirt, a long-sleeve coat, sunglasses and skin protection are necessary

Autumn: Sep - Oct
The weather is most comfortable with sunshine in the day during this two months, the landscape is most beautiful as well. Bring the clothes similar to Spring would be okay.

Winter: Nov - Feb
It's considered as tourism low season in Tibet, the weather is getting dry and windy, because of the weather condition and fewer travelers choose to travel to Tibet in winter, but less crowded and tour price would be cheaper than other months, you still could join the Tibetan New Year (between Jan and February ) and the streets will be colorfully decorated for this. Warm sweaters and down jackets are needed, comfortable sporting shoes are highly recommended for all weather.

The monthly temperature and precipitation. The monthly temperature and precipitation of Tibet on average, from which you can see the rainy season is Jul. and Aug. The temperature is mild from May to November.

If you are planning a lifetime tour, are you waiting for the right time for this trip? Before setting foot on this purest land, you must fall in love with Tibet owing to the attractive scenery in four seasons. If you still have questions about tour time in Tibet, we will show you all the details, then you will find out which month works for you.

Jan

Sunbathing on the Streets of Lhasa

Taking a sunbath on the Barkhor Street is the best choice to experience the warmth of winter. If you travel to Lhasa, you will know how wonderful the sunbath is! Tibet weather in January is cold with huge differences between day and night. The sunlight in winter seems like the gift sent by the God which brings warm, hope and prospect to people. In the afternoon, taking a sunbath on the Barkhor Street is the best choice to experience the warmth of winter. Enjoy the desserts in Anitsangkung Nunnery, drink a cup of tea in Guangming Gangqiongtian Tea House, what a leisure afternoon!

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Feb

Celebrating Traditional Festivals in Lhasa

The first festival is the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, and the other one is the Tibetan New Year. February plays an important role for Tibetans because there are two key festivals held in this month. The first festival is the traditional Chinese Spring Festival. And the other one is the Tibetan New Year. Not only can you have a grand visual feast, but also you can have a better knowledge of Tibetan culture. However, the bad news is that foreigners are not allowed to get to Tibet during this time.

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Mar

Enjoying the Peach Blossom in Nyingchi

During March and April, you will have chance to watch the prosperous peach blossom in Nyingchi. Nyingchi in March is the paradise of flowers, especially the charming peach blossom. Although the temperature is low, the peach blossoms with bright color are giving out a glamorous fragrance. With white snow-capped mountains, blue sky, and pink peach trees, you must enjoy yourself so much as to forget to go home.

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Apr

Lake Namtso Tour

The ices on the surface of Lake Namtso begin to melt in April. The ices on the surface of Lake Namtso begin to melt in April. The crystal-like ices are shining in the golden sunlight, which can be boasted as the remarkable wonder of Lake Namtso.

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May

Listening to the Sound of Breeze in Shannan

The vibrant forests stand like a natural green parclose, which keep the sandstorms away from Shanan. When the warm and humid airflow from the Indian Ocean flows across the Himalayas Ranges and by the Tibetan valley, the Yarlung Tsangpo River with more than 150 kilometers long in Shannan is covered by the green colors. The vibrant forests stand like a natural green parclose, which keep the sandstorms away from Shanan.

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Jun

Joining the Linka Activities in Shigatse

Everyone is sitting around the tents, drinking, eating, dancing and singing. As is known to us, June 1st is the International Children's Day. While in Tibet, they celebrate the day as “Linka Festival”. The scene on that day is as grand as Linka activities held in Shonton Festival. Everyone is sitting around the tents, drinking, eating, dancing and singing. Almost the whole city is bathing in a sea of joy.

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Jul

Cycling Along the Friendship Highway

July is the best season for tourists to cycle along the Friendship Highway. July is the best season for tourists to cycle along the Friendship Highway. During this period, the snows on high mountains begin to melt and there's no much rain during daytime. Because of the summer vacation, lots of cyclists will choose this route and start their Tibet-Nepal journey.

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Aug

Nagchu Horse Racing Festival

The fierce Horse Racing Festival is the highlight of August. If you want to travel to Tibet in August, you’d better have a tour in Nagchu. The fierce Horse Racing Festival is the highlight of August. This is a grand festival in Nagchu which attracts thousands of travelers and Tibetans. What’s more, August is the best tour season for grassland in Tibet.

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Sep

Ngari Prefecture Tour

If you go to Ngari in September, you will see the clear starry sky at night. With the clean and blue sky, let’s walk into the holy Ngari Prefecture to visit Lake Manasarovar, Mt Kailash, Goast Lake-Lake Rakshastal, Pangong Tso, Tholing Monastery, Guge Kingdom Ruins, and so on.

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Oct

Enjoying the Golden Fall in Chamdo

Enjoying the Golden Fall in Chamdo, Tibet. Fall in Chamdo is dyeing the golden color. The weather is not as hot as summer, so you will feel very cozy and comfortable. Kangba Culture is the core of tourism in Chamdo. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, experience the unique Kangba Culture.

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Nov

Namcha Barwa Trekking Tour in Nyingchi

Every year from October to November, Nyingchi is covered with the golden color. Tired of the city life? Why not refresh yourself in nature, and have a trekking tour? Every year from October to November, Nyingchi is covered with the golden color. During this season, it is very easy for tourists to see the Mountain Namcha Barwa in a far distance. Having a trekking tour in Nyingchi is the primary plan for you.

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Dec

Visiting the Glaciers in Shigatse, and Trekking in Gyirong

Trekking in Gyirong and enjoying the views in Nepal and Tibet border are the best experience. Shigatse possesses the most beautiful views in December. Although the temperature is low, you can still enjoy the crystal-like glaciers in front of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Trekking in Gyirong and enjoying the views in Nepal and Tibet border are the best experience.

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