• by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2018-12-12

Tibetan summer is from June to August. As the last month in summer, August is still a good month for travelers who plan to travel to Tibet. Unlike other areas in China, Tibetan August is warm and comfortable because of the high altitude. Although both July and August belong to the rainy season, August rains less than July. Therefore, the clouds are fewer and the sky is clearer. Compared with traveling to Tibet in June and July, tourists have a greater chance to enjoy the grandeur of high mountains in a far distance such as Mt Everest, Mt Kailash, and so on. What’s more, the reason why August is the peak tourist season is because a lot of traditional Tibetan festivals are held in this month. Some famous and grand festivals such as Shoton Festival, Nakchu Horse Racing Festival, Bathing Festival, etc. Here are some details about Tibet weather in August.

Brief Introduction of Tibetan August Weather

August is the rainy month as it's mentioned before, thus, the outdoor activities such as mountain trekking or hiking should be avoided. In some high altitude mountains, it even snows. It's always rainy at night and sunny in the daytime. The average maximum temperature in August is about 22 °C, the average minimum temperature in August is about 9 °C.  Here's another set of data in August,

Average Temperature Average Precipitation Clear Days Wet day(>0.1mm) Relative humidity
22 °C 89 mm 20 10 72%

In one word, Lhasa is warm in August, but some remote areas outside of Lhasa are cold. The daily temperature varies greatly. It can rise to 20 °C in the daytime, but it can drop down to 10 °C at night.

Clothing Suggestion in Tibetan August

As the peak tourist season, August is one of the best months to travel to Tibet. The scenery in August is charming and attractive. While the sun rays are very strong in the daytime. In order to protect your eyes and skin from being hurt by the strong sunlight, you’d better bring some protecting products like sunglasses, sunbonnet and sun-blocking cream, sunglasses as well as suntan oil. Owing to the great difference of temperature in day and night, some T-shirts, trousers, and a jacket are necessary. You also need to take some good water-resistant shoes and rain gear in case of wetting by the rain.

Recommended Places in August

Lhasa is the primary recommended Tibetan place for tourists in August. Here you can visit numerous popular attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street, etc. More importantly, the grand Shonton Festival will be held in Lhasa, and the whole city will be full of happiness and jollification. Enjoy the grand visual feast in Lhasa!

Tibetan opera is derived from the religious ceremony. 400 years earlier than the Beijing opera. It's been called the living fossil of the Tibetan culture.

Nagchu is also worthy of being recommended to you. The fierce Nagchu Horse Racing Festival will be held in Nagchu. Thousands of travelers will travel to Nagchu to enjoy this grand festival. August is the best month for tourists to visit the grassland. With green grass on the boundless land, you must fall in love with Nagchu.


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