When is the best time to travel to Tibet

When is the best time to travel to Tibet? It is the most relevant issue for every tourist who wants to travel to Tibet. The best month for Tibet tourism every year should be in May, June, and early September, mid-to-late October. From the perspective of scenery, June and Early September should be the best time. This is followed by May and mid-to-late October. The scenery and safety in July and August are greatly reduced due to the rainy season, but many people are mainly caused by long periods of vacation such as sufficient oxygen content, summer vacation, and some publicity mistakes.

Tibet has complex climate types, large regional differences, and significant vertical changes. It has dropped from 5,000 meters in northwestern Tibet to tens of meters in the southeast, forming various types of climates in the tropics, subtropics, plateau temperate zone, plateau sub-cold zone, and plateau cold zone. The climate in southeastern Tibet and the alpine valleys on the southern slope of the Himalayas has changed from tropical to cold within a few tens of kilometers. The feeling of “one mountain has four seasons, ten miles and different days” can’t be more obvious here.

Naturally speaking, Tibet has high altitudes and low latitudes and long sunshine hours. Compared with Wuhan and Shanghai at similar latitudes, the temperature in summer is about 8-10 degrees lower, and it is warmer during winter. The overall climate is warm in winter and cool in summer. In terms of precipitation, the seasonal distribution of precipitation is uneven across the Tibet Autonomous Region. The boundary between the dry season and the rainy season is very obvious, and there are many nights. From May to September, the rainfall is very concentrated, generally accounting for about 90% of the annual precipitation. Especially in July and August the most concentrated. Generally, the dry season is only April in the coming year. The dry season is the most windy, especially from February to April.

In terms of passenger flow and consumption, July to September is generally the peak tourist season, but compared to July and August, the number of people should be slightly reduced. The period from late September to 10.1 is the largest number of people every year. Time is the time when the number of people flows is the highest and the cost of tourism is the highest. Generally, from November to April, the relative flow of people is relatively low, which belongs to the off-season of tourism, and the expenditure will be relatively small. May, June, and mid-to-October are the transition period of each year, and the cost is generally moderate.
From the above two factors, the month with the highest quality of travel in Tibet should be in May, June, early September, and mid-to-late October. From a scenic point of view, June and early September should be the best time . This is followed by May and mid-to-late October. The scenery and safety in July and August are greatly reduced due to the rainy season, but many people are mainly caused by long periods of vacation such as sufficient oxygen content, summer vacation, and some publicity mistakes.
From November to February, economically speaking, it is the most economical season for travel in Tibet. The main influencing factor during this period is the low oxygen content. The surrounding roads may be blocked due to snowfall and the scenic area cannot be entered. But in terms of scenery, this winter is the most spectacular time for Tibet to see mountains, and some of the seasons where the peaks are not usually seen and the visibility is highest. In addition, during this time, Tibetan festivals such as the Tibetan calendar are concentrated, which is also a good folk tourism season. But pay attention to the physical condition of the individual. The plateau in winter has a lower oxygen and the air is dry.

April is the season for the development of peach blossoms, azaleas and other wild plants in southeastern Tibet. It is a highlight of this period of travel. However, pay attention to the weather during this period. Generally, there will be winds in the afternoon. At the time, it is necessary to avoid night flights as often as possible. There are often cases where the flight cannot land and can take off.

Attractions suitable to visit:

  • Namtso Lake
  • Sunbathing on the streets of Lhasa in January
  • The streets of Lhasa
    Lhasa, as long as you come, you cannot avoid being bathed in sunlight. The sun in January is greatly cherished because of the sharp drop in temperature and the extremely low temperature in the morning and evening, and because of the arrival of the Tibetan New Year and the Chinese New Year, it gives people a little more outlook and longing. It may be a good choice to sit on the streets of Barkhor in the afternoon in the winter, and the sweet tea in Canggu Temple and Guangming Tea House is also good!
    Three festivals in Lhasa in February
    On the fifth day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, people on the outskirts of Lhasa will hold a grand plowing ceremony. On this day, people put on the festive costumes and dress up the strong cattle to be beautiful and celebrate together. Came to Lhasa in February to experience Tibetan and Han festivals together. But generally speaking, Tibet is closed in Feb for foreign travelers in the past years.

Go to Nyingchi, East Tibet to enjoy peach blossoms in March

Linzhi enjoy peach blossomIn March, Linzhi was chilling, but it was already a sea of ​​flowers. The enchanting large piece of peach blossoms are infinitely soft in the arms of the majestic snow mountain. The bright peach blossoms reflect the blue sky and the sky is beautiful. Linzhi Taohua Village is the first choice for peach blossom viewing. On the hillsides on both sides of the Niyang River, wild peach forests and wheat fields complement each other.

April Namco Lake
In Namco in April, part of the lake surface has just started to thaw. The sun is shining and the lake has melted away. This is probably a scene that is difficult for Namco in any period of time.

May is good for Shannan, Southern East Tibet

In May, when the warm and humid air of the Indian Ocean crossed the Himalayas to reach the Tibetan valley plain, the 150-kilometer-long Yarlung Zangbo River protection forest was covered with a layer of green clothing. It was like a natural green barrier that blocked the upper Yajiang River from blowing.  

Linka in Shigatse (Central Tibet) in June

Every year on June 1st, International Children’s Day is also laughed by locals as “Linka Festival”. The scene was not inferior to that of Linka after the Lhasa Shenton Festival. Everyone sat in a tent, drinking and eating meat in large bowls, singing and dancing, and reluctant to sleep. Almost the entire city was infiltrated in the ocean of joy.

Riding the Sichuan-Tibet Line in July for scenic driving adventure
July is the best season to take the Sichuan-Tibet line, when the snow and ice on the mountain has melted, and the rainy season has not yet begun. July also happens to be the summer vacation, and many riding and self-driving tour friends choose to enter Tibet through the Sichuan-Tibet line at this time.

Nagqu Horse Racing Festival in August  
Nagqu ’s August Horse Racing Festival-when a sturdy Tibetan boy wears a heroic knot, rides on a saddle, and raises the whip; when the horse races off the horseshoe, it rushes forward, raising the sand on the dirt road ; When the first racer crossed the finish line, people crowded and sent to Hada.

Go west to Ali in SeptemberIn September, Ali, there is the holy lake Mabian Yongcuo and Shenshan Gang Rinpochin under the high sky, “Ghost Lake” Laoncuo, Pangonghuo, Torin Temple, Guge Dynasty ruins … In September, let us go Enter Ali and reach the other side of the soul.

Go to Changdu in October to feel the autumn Qamdo feels autumn
The Hengduan Mountains in October have a touch of autumn, and the mountains and rivers are exceptionally magnificent. Kangba culture is the core of Qamdo ’s tourism. Intangible cultural heritages such as Mangkang ’s string, Ding Qing ’s Reba, and Qamdo ’s Tibetan opera are unique folk cultural forms in Kangba.

Go to Nyingchi to talk to Nanga Bawa in November
Nanga Bawa
Living in the city for a long time, you need an experience and feeling that is integrated with nature. The best way is to hike. From October to November every year, Nyingchi is a golden sea, and the forest is full.
At this time, it is also the easiest season to see Nanga Bava. Everyone, no matter what his thoughts and experiences, will be moved when he sees Nanga Bava.

Go to Shigatse in December to cross the glacier and go to Jilong to hike the God Lake
Tibet in December has nothing to do with tourists, only about beauty. Shigatse this season is even more unreasonably beautiful. Feel, listen to the regret passing by in front of the Tashilhunpo monastery, the roar of the glacier collapse, walk into the border village of Jilong Town to hike the God Lake, face the wind floating in Nepal, and feel the beauty beyond your imagination. Check out more information on Tibet Travel.

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