The Best Time to Visit Tibet

Tibet's climate is very suitable for people to live. The highest temperature in the whole year is about 25 ℃, and the lowest temperature is about - 10℃. In the summer of Tibet, the temperature during the day is basically around 25℃, but the temperature at night is only about 10℃. In winter, the temperature during the day is around 10℃, and at night it will drop to below 0℃.


The weather in Tibet is basically the same as that in the mainland, but because the altitude is higher, the temperature is lower than the mainland generally. In the summer of Tibet, the temperature during the day is around 25℃, accompanied by strong sunshine, but the temperature will drop to about 10℃ at night. In the high altitude areas of Namsto, Everest Base Camp, the temperature is relatively low even in summer.


In general, Tibet is dry and cool all year round, accompanied by a strong sunshine. Lakes at high altitudes will freeze from October to April ensuing year. For example, Namsto is not open to tourists every winter because of heavy snow. However, cities such as Lhasa and Shigatse can still be visited in winter.


The climate here is plateau continental monsoon, but due to the complex and varied terrain, the climate also undergoes diverse changes. In summary, the climate in the lower elevations of southeastern Tibet will be warmer, and the climate in the grasslands and high mountains of the northwest will be relatively cold.


√ Strong sunlight, long sunshine time: Due to the high altitude of the plateau, thin air, low water and gas content, the sun directly illuminates the ground, making the sun radiation in Tibet very strong; while the annual sunshine time in Lhasa is more than 3,000 hours, so Known as the "Sun City".

√ Large temperature difference between day and night: Due to the strong solar radiation in Tibet, the surface temperature rises rapidly after sunrise, which makes the daytime temperature increase rapidly. After the night, the air becomes thinner, the heat is rapidly lost, and the temperature drops sharply, thus forming a large temperature difference between day and night.

√ Obviously boundary between dry season and rainy season: Due to the influence of the southwest monsoon, the seasons of precipitation in all parts of Tibet are unevenly distributed, and the boundary between the dry season and the rainy season is very obvious, and it rains more nights. For example, from October of each year in Tibet to April of the next year, precipitation accounts for only 10% to 20% of the whole year. It is called dry season or wind season. On the contrary, the rainfall is very concentrated from May to September. Frequent rainfall often causes natural disasters such as mudslides.

√ The climate changes due to the terrain: Tibet's terrain is lower in the southeast and higher in the northwest. The altitude difference is large, so the climate type changes accordingly. In the high altitude places such as the west and the north, the temperature rises due to the rising terrain, showing the unique climate of “a mountain has four seasons”; on the contrary, in the lower southeast, it shows “no chilly winter and hot summer”. The climate of severe cold can grow a vast expanse of forests, and the Nyingchi area is also known as "Tibet Jiangnan."


Best Season to Visit Tibet: ALL YEAR AROUND

Although Tibet is located on the plateau, tourism can be used all year round. The weather has a great impact on the natural landscape. The boundary between the season and rainy season in Tibet is very obvious, and it rains more in nights. Every year from October to April is the dry season in Tibet. It has less rain and sunnier days, but the air is dry. From May to September, the rainfall is very concentrated, it rains more nights, the air is fresh and fresh, and it is suitable for tourism.


Best Months to Visit Tibet: June-September

Generally speaking, the best time for Tibet tourism is from June to September. At the same time, these months are also the rainy season in Tibet. Only in these months, you can see the grass growing on the bare hills in most parts of Tibet, and the grasslands will turn greens. However, this period is also the peak season for tourism in Tibet. In and out of the Lhasa train sleeper, the price of the Potala Palace tickets will be quite high. It is generally difficult for individual passengers to buy tickets. It is recommended to choose a regular travel agency to participate in the tour.


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