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When to Visit Tibet?

Tibet Weather and Climate

The topography, geographical location and high altitude create special climate of Tibet. In general, Tibet climate is a little harsh, with thin air, intense ultraviolet radiation, and distinct rainy season and dry season. But the climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be.

It is quite different from southeast to northwest and temperatures vary a lot within a day. Summer in Tibet is cool while winter is not very cold owing to the intense sunlight.

Most annual rainfall comes in the rainy season, staring from June to September, when the precipitation covers 90% of the whole year. Usually it rains at night in Lhasa, Shigatse, and Chamdo areas.

TENTATIVE WEATHER CHART OF TIBET

Month

Temperature (°C)

Rainfall (mm)

Sunshine hrs

January

+9 to -13

0.2

251

February

+10 to -12

0.5

226

March

+13 to -5

2.0

241

April

+16to +1

5.0

244

May

+20 to +5

25.0

284

June

+25 to +9

77.0

227

July

+26 to+10

129.0

224

August

+27 to +9

138.0

221

September

+21 to +9

56.0

238

October

+17 to +1

8.0

285

November

+12 to +-7

2.0

271

December

+8 to -13

0.5

261

Best Time to Visit Tibet - It is said the suitable time for traveling to Tibet is from April to October while the golden time is August and September. However, you can visit Tibet all year round to explore different beauties

Specific weather information of different areas in Tibet:

Lhasa- Central and Southeast areas (including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse, Lhatse, Tingri, Nyalam, Tsedang, Nyingchi, etc.) suitable to come throughout the year with relatively pleasant weather and well-equipped tourist facilities. You may get discounts and less crowding in low season from November to second year March.

Mt. Everest: suitable time is from May to October. Best time is early May and early October. Other months are too cold.

Ngari (Mt. Kailash): suitable time is May, June, July, September and October. Normally not a hospitable place and heavy rain and snow could make it worse.

Eastern Tibet: avoid coming here in winter and July and August when roads may be blocked by landslides and snowfalls.

Northern Tibet: Only suitable for summer travel (July and August) to avoid terrible weather such as strong wind and heavy snowfall.

Client Reviews

QuoteHi Anil
MANY, MANY, MANY thanks for organising our tour itinerary while in Nepal. We had an ABSOLUTELY fantastic time in Chitwan, Pokhara and Dhampus. We shall never forget it, and so enjoyed the experience, the wonderful and friendly people, the culture, the food, the country, the mountain trekking, jungle walks, bird watching, wildlife, elephant rides, canoeing, village walks, photography, and other general "tourist stuff".

Howard Adam
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