Tibet Weather and Climate
With strong winds, low humidity and a rarified atmosphere, the climate in Tibet is a dry continental climate, which formed by the unique terrain and topography of Tibetan Plateau. With the average altitude of 4,950m above the sea level, Tibet Plateau is bounded by the Himalayan ranges from south to west, and the Tanggula Ranges in the north, which catch the rainfall before it reaches the plateau.
Best Time to Visit Tibet
When to go to Tibet? What is the best season to visit Tibet? These are the most frequent questions tourists may have may when plan a trip to Tibet.
The best time to visit Tibet for the best weather is from April to October. However, consists of the travel cost, winter is also a good time to visit Tibet for the cheaper cost and fewer tourists to bother. Also, since the weathe condition are different by regions in the large Tibetan plateau, to travel the specific destination, the best time to go for the best weather may be different.
In northern Tibet, the long winter lasts from October to May. So, July and August are the best time to visit this area to avoid the cold winter.
In eastern Tibet, summer and autumn are the peak tourism seasons. And the Peach Flower Festival in Nyingchi, from Late March to early April, always attracts many tourists from both home and abroad.
Southern Tibet has the most rainfall during June to September. However, the rain always falls at night, so tourists can also visit those temples, monasteries, lakes, etc. in a clear daytime.
Weather in Tibet by Month
Updated on April 18, 2016 by Jigme
July is one of the best months for touring Tibet. As it enters monsoon season from mid-late June, Tibet climate and weather become warmer and relatively humid. Luckily, it often rains at night and remains sunny in the day. Generally speaking, Tibet weather in July is pleasant, hot and rainy.
Updated on April 18, 2016 by Choemphel
October is one of the ideal months to travel Tibet. Tibet weather in October is warm, sunny and dry. While temperature becomes cooler, leaves and grassland turn from green to yellow. If you want to see a golden Tibet, Traveling Tibet in October would be a wise decision.
Updated on April 18, 2016 by Ngawang
Tibet in winter is not so cold as people think. Although Tibet temperature in December keeps cooling down, Tibet weather in December is usually sunny, dry and relatively comfortable. The rainfall hardly occurs to Tibet in December.