Tibet Weather in April
- by Beatrice
- Last Updated: 2021-08-19
April is considered a particular month of Tibetan tourism. Generally speaking, the tourism of Tibet begins in April as Tibet is temporarily inaccessible from late February to March owing to the celebration of the Tibetan New Year Festival. Moreover, April's at the approach of spring. The weather is getting warmer, and snow begins to melt into streams. The lives in Tibet start to grow vibrantly. Therefore, it is believed that April is a great time to have a wonderful Tibet tour.
The Climate of Tibet in April
Although Tibet starts to warm up in April, the temperature is still not as high as Summer’s. The average lowest temperature is 2 °C, while the medial highest temperature reaches 16 °C. The sunny, windy and dry climates often occur during this month, and in the nighttime, a little bit of coldness remains like the winter’s tail left in Tibet. About the precipitation, there are around five rainy days a month with 5mm rainfall. The sunlight is strong in Tibet’s April, which is usually 8 hours a day.
As we all can see that the temperature varies widely between day and night in April. Hence, dressing in layers is necessary to keep tourists from having a cold caused by the rapid change of temperature. Moreover, there are many restaurants and hotels in Tibet that do not offer central heating, which means tourists have to wear a coat or more at night. We suggest travelers bring clothing such as coats, thin sweaters, jackets, and long-sleeve shirts. Apart from the coldness, the UV radiation is another factor that should be paid attention by tourists. It is beneficial for them to take along sunglasses, sun hats, and sun cream to prevent sunburn.
Where to Travel in Tibetan April
The Potala Palace
The Potala Palace is a renowned ancient palace in Lhasa, with the largest and the most well-preserved groups of palaces. And it also is the world’s highest palace. The majestic architecture colored by red and white is located on the hill known as the red hill in Lhasa.
In the past, it is the private palace of the Dalai Lama. The magnificent Potala Palace now works as a museum, as well as a sacred place for worship. Every year, millions of pilgrims and the local Tibetan arrive there to join in the worship.
Barkhor Street is a well-known shopping street located in Lhasa and built around the Jokhang temple, which is called the "Temple of the Lord"— derived from Jowo Shakyamuni Buddha, its primary image. Barkhor Street is referred to as the sacred road, for pilgrims and tourists come to this street from all over the world and take part in the traditional Buddhism worship and pilgrimage.
Most travelers prefer Barkhor street because it is where tourists can buy a variety of souvenirs and local specialties. In Tibet's April, it is still in a slack season with fewer crowds of sightseers, so it is an excellent time to go shopping in Barkhor street and enjoy the local Buddhism culture.
Namtso lake is one of the most attractive traveling spots that are accessible in April after the long winter season passed. It is the third-largest salt lake in China at an altitude of 4718m. In late April, the breathtaking scenery can be viewed that the frozen Namtso lake changes into dark blue or turquoise, which appeals to numerous tourists to come to Tibet every year.
Tibet Weather in February
The Tibet weather in February is cold but the cost would be the low for your traveling in Tibet. Only a few destinations like Lhasa, Shigatse, Everest are recommended to visit.
Tibet Weather in January
It takes courage to travel to Tibet in January because it's the coldest time in a year. Tourists are suggested to know more about the weather in winter, and prepare well to start this journey.
Tibet Weather in July
July in Tibet is warm, and it is the beginning of the rainy season. Although it rains a lot, it always rains at night. There some recommended places when you travel to Tibet in July, such as Lhasa city, Namtso Lake, Shigatse, etc.
Tibet Weather in September
Tibetan September is the peak tourism season. The climate is comfortable and cool. There are some recommended tours for this month, such as Lhasa tour, Shigatse tour, Yamdrok Lake tour, and hiking tour.
Tibet Weather in August
Tibet weather in August is warm and comfortable because of the high altitude. It's the best time to travel to Tibet as a lot of traditional Tibetan festivals will be held in this month.
Tibet Weather in March
The weather in March is cold, dry, and sunny. However, foreign travelers are not allowed to travel to Tibet in this month. There are some recommended tourist destinations including Lhasa city, Shigatse, and Nyingchi.
Tibet Weather in October
October is also one of the best time to travel to Tibet, as the weather starts to cool down with less rain and more sunshine. In October, Tibet is covered with golden yellow color, just like a fairy tale world.
Tibet Weather in May
May is one of the best time to travel to Tibet with dry, sunny and cool weather. In May, the weather is getting warm with little rainfall, trees turn green, and flowers start to blossom.
Tibet Weather in November
November is still a good time to visit Tibet. We will show you the upsides of traveling in this month and related travel guide accordingly, such as what to wear, place to visit, etc.
Tibet Weather in December
December is the low season for tourists. Before you choose to travel to Tibet during this month, it's good to know more about the weather and places to visit.
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