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Tibet Weather in September

  • by Liffity
  • Last Updated: 2021-12-31

Although Tibet has entered fall in September, this is also a peak tourism season to travel to Tibet. Unlike August, the rains in September become less and less, and the sky becomes clearer and brighter. If you spend your holiday in Tibet in September, you must be stunned by the fairytale world. The weather plays a vital role in increasing the beauty of Tibetan fall.

The weather in September is comfortable. You won’t feel hot in the sweltering summer, or the cold in the chilly winter. The beginning of the fall means the end of the rain season. The clouds in the sky will become fewer and fewer; the chance to see the summit of high mountains will become greater and greater.

Fall in Tibet
Golden season in Tibet.

Brief Introduction

The temperature in September varies from 23°C to 5 °C. During the daytime, the temperature can reach up to 20°C; while it drops to 5 °C at night. The significant differences in temperature during day and night require you to bring some spare clothes to adapt to the change. The average temperature is about 14°C. The average precipitation is about 66 mm. There are nearly 21 bright days in September. Here's the list of data,

Average Temperature Average Precipitation Clear Days Wet day(>0.1mm) Relative humidity
14°C 66 mm 21 9 71%

Clothing Suggestion

When you visit some attractions in the daytime, you can bring some jeans and T-shirts, then dress in layers. Because of the strong sunlight, you need to take sunglasses, lipstick, sunhat, suncream with you. The night is cold. Thus the jacket is necessary. If you want to have a tour at some high lands such as Namtso Lake, Mt Kailash, Everest Base Camp, please remember to take a warm coat and winter gear with you.

Recommended Tours

Lhasa Tour

As the capital city of Tibet, Lhasa is a popular tourist destination where you can have a better understanding of Tibetan history and traditional culture. There are some famous places which are worthy of being recommended to you, such as Potala Palace - the landmark of Lhasa, Jokhang Temple - the holy center for Tibetan Buddhism, Barkhor Street - the shopping center for travelers, etc.

Potala Palace
Grand Potala Palace, the highest palace in the world.

Shigatse Tour

Shigatse is also the right place for tourists to visit. The maximum temperature in Shigatse is about 19 °C, and the average temperature at night is about 6 °C.

Yamdrok Lake Tour

As one of the three holy lakes in Tibet, Yamdrok Lake attracts thousands of tourists in September. With a high altitude of 4500 meters, Yamdrok Lake is the plateau lake.

Yamdroktso Lake
We will stop and enjoy the fantastic view of Yamdroktso Lake.

Hiking Tour

Thanks to the complex geography, Tibet is a good place for tourists who are interested in hiking or trekking. One of the numerous hiking routes might be available to you. Among the popular routes, we’d like to recommend the Ganden Monastery and Samye Monastery hiking route to you. The whole distance is about 80 kilometers. If you hike in September, you can get rid of the troubles brought by the rains and clouds. What’s more, Everest Base Camp trekking, Ngari Prefecture-Mt Kailash Trekking, and Manasarovar trekking are also good choices.

Ganden to Samye trekking route
Most popular trekking route - Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery.

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