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Best Time to Visit Tibet

Last Update: July 8, 2016

Every tourist wants to travel Tibet in the best time to experience the most amazing parts of this holy land. So what the best season is or when the best time to go is always one of the most important questions tourists need to know while planning their lifetime trip to Tibet. Here are the suggestions on traveling Tibet in the best time either for good weather or cheap price. 

The Best Month to Visit Tibet for Good Weather

From May to September, known as the high season, is generally known as the best time to visit Tibet for the good weather. As the warmest season, it offers the best time for trekking and makes transport easiest. During summer, the mild temperatures across the whole Tibetan Plateau. Though it's not often rainy as what the southern side of Himalaya's get, it does rain in Tibet during the summer, like a few days each week in most regions. It is always rain in the night.

Best Time to Visit Shigatse - June to October

In general, the weather in Shigatse is similar as that in Lhasa. Summer offers the best travel weather visit Shigatse, the second largest city in Tibet. When visiting Shigatse from Lhasa, tourists can enjoy the wide grassland full of green.

Visit Shigatse in AutumnIn autumn, when a bumper harvest of barley in Shigatse, you could see the golden fields along the way to Shigatse from Lhasa.

Best Time to Visit Everest Base Camp - Spring and Autumn

From April to May and from September to November is the best time to visit Mount Everest, when you could see the peak of Mount Everest very clear. Though summer is the best time to visiti Tibet, it is not the best time to visit Everest Base Camp, because during the monsoon season with lots of rainfall, the Peak of the mountain might be covered by mist.

Best Time to Visit Everest Base CampAll tourists want to visit Everest Base Camp in the best time to have a clear view of the peak of Mount Everest- the highest mountain of the world.

Best Time to Visit Lake Namtso - June to September

From June to September is the best time to travel to Namtso Lake for the fine weather. The road to Lake Namtso is regularly closed from December to March for the heavy snow.

Visit Namtso Lake in OctoberVisiting Namtso Lake in early October, you could see the surrounding snow-mountains have already been covered by snow, which form an amazing picture of white and blue.

Besst Time to Visit Nyingchi - April to Octobet

Nyingchi is famous for the forest scenery, which is different from the other parts of Tibet. The best time to see the wonderful scenery of dense forest in Nyingchi is from later spring to Autumn. And the March and April is the best time to see the peach flower blossom.

Visit Nyingchi in AprilSpring, especial March and April, is the best season to visit Nyingchi to see the splended peach blossom.

However, since many tourists travel Tibet during these best months, the prices are alwasy at their highest compared to the low season. If you plan to visit Tibet in the high sesason, please book ahead as early as possible to get your preferred Tibet train tickets or hotel room.

The Best Season to Visit Tibet at Lower Cost

Winter is the best season to visit Tibet for low price. In the low season, from December to February, many entery tickets and hotel prices could be discounted by up to 50%. And with fewer tourists, you'll have the place largely to yourself.

The weather in winter is not as cold as you think. Thanks for theintense sunlight, the temperature will not be too low in day time. But at night, it is quite cold outside. You can check the average temparature of Tibet main areas in Winter as below.

Destinations

November

December

January

February

Lhasa

-4℃~12℃

-8℃~8℃

-9℃~7℃

-6℃~9℃

Shigatse

-10℃~15℃

-10℃~10℃

-12℃~8℃

-8℃~15℃

E.B.C

-10℃~10℃

-15℃~8℃

-15℃~8℃

-10℃~10℃

Ngawang

Author: Ngawang , Local Travel Expert

I've been a tour guide in Tibet for many years and now I am a specialist in Tibettour.org. Born in Tibet, I know everything that is so amazing and special about Tibet with travelers from all over the world. If you don't know where to start, share my advice and experience.

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