Many people consider that Tibet is covered by ice and snow all year round. 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 travelers to start a Tibet tour, especially traveling in Lhasa, Shigatse, Lokha, and Nyingchi area.
Things to take to make sure for a comfortable winter holiday in Tibet
The average altitude of the above 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 travelers who visit Tibet in winter holiday are sunglasses, glacier caps and sunscreen creams for preventing overexposure to intense 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.
This is an essential Lhasa city tour for those who visit Tibet for the first time. You will go to Potala Palace, Jokhang template as well as other must-see places in Lhasa city. It's a good choice if you have a busy schedule.
This travel package is our most popular one. Tourists can see the major tour spots in Tibet as well as all the awesome attractions, and you can spend a night at famous Everest Base Camp to have a close contact with the great mountain.
Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - EBC - Shigatse – Lhasa
This trip shows you the holy Buddhist city of Lhasa, home of famous monasteries and devout Tibetans. After visiting Lhasa, you will have a short hiking trip along the holy Yamdrok Lake of blues.
Lhasa - Yamdrotso - Lhasa
Besides the must-see attractions in Lhasa, the biggest highlight of this 5-day private tour is to visit Samye Monastery, which is located near the Brahmaputra river and the first monastery in Tibet requires monks to shave head.
This tour is filled with religious experience, dreamlike landscapes and breathtaking sunrise of Mt.Everest. It will be a wonderful memory for your whole life.
The 5-day group tour will show tourists the top three Yellow Hat Sect Monasteries in Lhasa, Drepung, Sera, and Ganden. Travelers can learn more about Gelug Buddhism, especially when visiting Ganden Monastery, which was built by the founder of the Gelugpa.
Lhasa - Ganden Monastery - Lhasa
With a culture tour in Lhasa, you will visit the best of Lhasa city including the World Heritage Site of the Potala, Jokhang Temple, the Barkhor pilgrimage circuit, and meditation tour in Dark Yerpa Hermitage.
Taking a train from Xining to Lhasa is a good idea to enjoy the ultimate beauty of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau with a more comfortable experience and fewer reactions to high altitudes. After spending 21hrs on the train, you will arrive Lhasa to start an excellent trip around this holy land of Tibetan Buddhism.