Many people consider that Tibet is covered by ice and snow all the year. And winter is not a good season to visit. However, according to experienced travelers, the average temperature of Tibet in winter is about 12℃ and can be even higher in the daytime because of intensive sunlight. Winter is also a good season for travellers to start a Tibet tour, especially travelling in Lhasa, Shigatse, Lokha and Nyingchi area.
Things to take to make sure for an easy winter holiday in Tibet
Average altitude in those areas is around 3,000 meters and only cause slight altitude sickness. Taking some anti-anoxic medicines like Hongjingtian and Gaoyuanan is enough for the first few days after arriving at those places.
Other things that are necessary for travellers who visit Tibet in winter holiday are sunglasses, glacier caps and sunscreen creams preventing over-exposure to intensive sunshine and snow blindness. Last but not least, take some painkillers like paracetamol or aspirin, which can help with frostbite as well as aches and colds