- by Beatrice
- Last Updated: 2019-12-10
October is one of the best months to visit Tibet since the weather this month is cool, dry, and sunny with less rainfall. It is always sunny in Tibet every day, with blue sky, white clouds, thin and fresh air. Meanwhile, leaves and grasslands in Tibet turn from green to yellow. Therefore, October is the best time to view a golden Tibet and have outdoor activities.
In October, the fall starts in Tibet. The average minimum temperature is about 4℃, and the average maximum temperature is about 12℃. Meanwhile, the temperature difference between day and night is enormous. At daytime, it is around 12℃, and it drops to 2℃ at night.
What to Wear in October?
Owing to the large temperature difference between day and night in October, it is better to wear a long-sleeved T-shirt, coat and trousers in the daytime. At night, a down-jacket is required. If you go to Mt. Everest or Mt. Kailash, wool sweaters, wool trousers, gloves and a down jacket are necessary. Meanwhile, wearing comfortable shoes is very important for you to have outdoor activities like hiking in the mountains, visiting monasteries or kora around lakes. Because of the intense ultraviolet light in Tibet, taking sunscreen, sun hats, and sunglasses is quite essential.
What to Do in October?
For good weather and stunning scenery in this season, it is quite suitable to have outdoor activities.
1. Lhasa city
Lhasa, known as the “City of Sunlight” with clear air, is always the first choice to have a visit for most tourists. In Lhasa, you can enjoy the autumn sunshine covering Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Barkhor Street, Norbulingka, etc. Spending 2-3 days in Lhasa attractions is enough.
The trees by the Lhasa River turn to gold.
The weather of October in Chamdo is pleasant and cool with blue sky and dry air. The fall in Chamdo is like a fairy tale world with a golden color. Chamdo, as the birthplace of the Khamba culture, is one of the three ancient cultural relics in Tibet.
Chamdo is like a fairy tale world in autumn.
3. Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake
Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake are two of the three holiest lakes in Tibet. October is one of the best months to visit Namtso Lake and Yamdrok Lake, as you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise, sunset, and starry sky.
Yamdrok Lake in October is surrounded by yellow grassland.
4. Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar, as famous holy lake and sacred mountains in Tibet, attracts numerous pilgrims to do kora around this mountain and lake every year. It's said that having a kora around Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar can cleanse people's soul and wash away sins. October is always considered as one of the best time to trek around Mt.Kailash and Lake Manasarovar with less rainfall.
Travel to Ngari Prefecture and have a kora tour around holy Mt. Kailash.
5. Mount Everest Base Camp
October is a great time to have a Mount Everest Base Camp tour because the weather is dry and sunny with less rain and fresh air. Meanwhile, you can see the peak of Mount Everest.
You will be amazed by the beauty made by nature.
1. October 1st to 7th is National Day, and many Chinese tourists would travel to Tibet. Therefore the booking of train or flight tickets and hotel becomes more difficult. If possible, you may avoid going to Tibet during the seven days; or confirm your travel plan in advance to book tickets and accommodation beforehand.
2. The altitude of Tibet is high, and the content of oxygen is less. So, when arriving in Tibet, you should take a good rest first. Once the altitude sickness gets worse, you should take some medicine to remit it.
Related Articles & Posts
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 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 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 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 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 June
June is a good time for traveling in Tibet for its the weather condition. Before you go, you may know what to wear, how to acclimate yourself, how to arrange your activities in this month as well as the 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. ...
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 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. ...