Tibet Weather in January
- by Beatrice
- Last Updated: 2022-01-18
When it comes to the winter of Tibet, it reminds us of a well-known saying that goes “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” In Tibet’s January, the climate could be dry and extremely cold especially in the nighttime. The temperature falls well below freezing generally. So for tourism, it is the worst of Tibet. On the other hand, the world of Tibet in winter will be snow-covered. A tranquil and majestic picture of this ancient land can be viewed by adventurous sightseers who brave the severe climate condition during the winter in Tibet. For those travelers, it is the best in Tibet. If you are a fan of adventure and decide to visit Tibet in January, it is vital for you to know the details of Tibet weather at that time, and helpful information will be offered for your Tibet tour.
The Climate of Tibet in January
The coldest time of Tibet within a year is in January. The climate is dry and winds often appear during this month. The top medial temperature of a day reaches 8℃, and the average minimum temperature is -10℃. The sun usually shines strongly in January, and there are some regions such as Lhasa where tourists can enjoy the 8 hours of sunshine a day, which makes tourists less cold and comfortable outside.
Clothing and Necessities Required
Because of the coldness during the winter, tourists are suggested to take cold-prevented clothing involving down jackets, trousers, sweaters, thick underwear, hats, gloves, and warm shoes. Not only does this clothing keep you warm in the daytime, but also in the freezing night. Some hotels do not have a central heating system. Therefore, it is necessary for tourists to take along enough clothing. Moreover, as we mentioned above, the sunlight is intense in Tibet, so sun hats, sunglasses, sun cream, moisturizer, and lip balms are also needed to protect you from the strong UV radiation and the dry weather.
Usually, tourists are recommended to take a health examination before they start the journey due to the high elevation of Tibet. It would be beneficial for travelers to take some altitude sickness medication and vitamins. Actually, visitors don’t have to panic over altitude sickness. It commonly happens on most tourists and is easily controlled. Anyway, it would be fine if you take precautions and be well-prepared. You should pay more attention to it if you have diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease, or asthma.
Having a Lhasa Tour in Tibet’s January
Except for the coldness of Tibet’s winter, it is a good time to tour cities in Tibet such as Lhasa which is the capital city of Tibet. Fewer crowds discounted traveling fees, and the spectacular landscapes jointly make the travel to Tibet in January more attractive. Tourists can take a view of the majestic Potala Palace, which is a large ancient architecture that integrates palaces, castles, and monasteries with the highest altitude. Besides, traveling to the renowned Jokhang Temple is also a good way to know the Tibetan Buddhism culture. Overall, it is a wise choice to have a Lhasa tour if you prefer the travel in a slack season and desire a cost-effective tour. >> See more about Lhasa tours
Besides Lhasa city, Shigatse, Shannan, Nyingchi also deserves your visit in January. There's plenty of sunshine so you will not feel cold at all. The sky is blue, the air is fresh, and the landscape is very beautiful. Enjoy the generous gift from nature!
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 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.
Tibet Weather in April
April is a fantastic month to travel to Tibet. The climate becomes warm, but it's better for tourists to take precautions before they come to Tibet. Visiting the Potala Palace and Barkhor street could be amazing for every tourist.
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