In order to guarantee you a comfortable trip while visit Tibet, it is necessary for you to find out the best time to visit Tibet before planning a Tibet tour. Checking the best time to visit Lhasa is the first thing that you should fo before visit Tibet travel & tours. Besides that, Tibet weather forecast, Tibet weather, Tibet climate is very imporatant too.
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.
Tibet Climates are 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.
When to go to 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.
Here we offer 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 can find bigger 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.