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Mount Kailash Weather

The weather in the Mount Kailash region in the western corner of Tibet is very hard to predict, it changes quickly like young ladies’ face. No one is certain about whether one can see the pyramid like peaks of Mount Kailash tomorrow. However, there is "big-date" we can refer to when we plan this long adventure. What follows you can refer to are some of the main statistics on Tibet Mount Kailash Temperature and Weather that we sorted out from National Weather Bureau and from our first-hand experience.

Mount Kailash Temperature in Different Months

  April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec January February March
Maximum 5.7℃ 11.8 13.5 13.8 13.2 10.8 5.9 0.6 -2 -3.8 -2.7 0.2
Average -0.9℃ 4.6 6.8 8.3 8 5 -0.9 -5.8 -8.2 -9.7 -8.5 -5.1
Minimum -7.4℃ -2.6 0.1 2.9 2.8 -0.8 -7.7 -12.1 -14.4 -15.6 -14.2 -10.3
Rain fall (mm) 27 30 35 114 125 59 25 7 17 46 30 46
Summary Cold Still cold Warming up Warm Getting cold Cold Not advised to go
Clothing  Down Coat Outdoor Warm Jacket Down Coat

Note that: The statistics of Mount Kailash temperature and rainfall were observed and collected from Darchen Town, the starting and ending point of the Mount Kailash Trekking, the area beyond Tarchen of trekking trails into mountains could be colder, especially in the early morning and night, particularly on trekking day 2 when trek over the Drolma-la Pass.  

Drolma-la Pass at 5460 meters high
Drolma-la Pass at 5460 meters high

Some travel tips based on Mount Kailash Weather: 

1. The best season to visit the Mount Kailash is from mid-May to mid-October, though the precipitation in July and August are higher than in other months, yet it’s still very low compared with a real “rainy season”.

2. The best of the best season to visit Mount Kailash are from mid-May to June and September to mid-October if you still worry about the literal “rainy season” problem in July and August. Temperature starts to warm up from June, it hardly to see temperature goes below zero then, the chance to see the peak is also very high before the rainy seasons come. Rainy season disappears from September; it’s still warm before temperature goes down below zero from October.

3. From April to October, warm clothes are always advised because snowy weather is maybe just around the next pass especially when trek over the arduous Drolma-la Pass at the height of 5640 meters. Down coat must be used in April, May, September and October.   

4. It’s not advised to visit the region from the 3rd week of October till beginning of April.

5. If you’re going to a Mt Kailash tour in June and September, better book your tour at least 1 month in advance, because the very large Indian pilgrims groups always book out the entire hotels on their way to Mt Kailash

Large Indian Pilgrims Group to Mount Kailash
Large Indian Pilgrims Group to Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash Climate Features:

  1. Average annual temperature -0.7 Celsius
  2. 553mm of precipitation annually
  3. Lowest precipitation in November, 7mm
  4. Most precipitation in August, 125mm average
  5. Hottest month July, average temperature 8.3 Celsius
  6. Coldest month January, average temperature -9.7 Celsius

Hottest three months

  1. June 6.8 C average
  2. July 8.3 C average
  3. August 8 C average

Coldest three months

  1. December -8.2 C average
  2. January   -9.7 average
  3. February  -8.5 C average
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user portrait Mr. St*** from: Kailash Circuit ( 18 Days )

ello, we are willing to organized a tour of Kailash from Lhassa for a group of 4 persons (3 french and 1 from Kazakstan) around end of august. Could you provide a private tour for 4 persons ? and for what price ?

Thank you very much

St***

Answered by Helen

Dear St***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. I do not know if your friend who hold Kazakstan can apply China visa, as it is quite strict for them to get China visa, and almost the embassy would turn them down. So please tell your friend about it. No offence, and we had Kazakstan clients before but failed to get China visa so cannot come to join in the tour. If there are 3 or 4 of you, and I just wonder whether it will be OK for you to join in a group tour, and we have the group tour on 12th Sept, which I can provide you some discount if all of you would like to join in, and also our group size is 4 to 12 people, so not large group.  I will provide you the private tour quote too with 3 people and 4 people and also you can start it in Aug or Sept any time you want. And 30th Aug. will be Tibet Shoton festival which will last about 1 week in Lhasa, and the highlight will be the first day in Drepung Monastry for Thangka Buddha Show there. Best regards.

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user portrait Ms. jo*** from: 10 Days Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour

hi

I am interested in your 10D Tibet Mt. Everest Base Camp plus Namtso Lake Group Tour for the departure date on 20 May. However I may likely book the flight arriving Lhasa on 17 May. is it possible to arrange the Tibet tour permit from 17 May before start of tour?

as my flight will be arriving at around 6pm after the free airport pick up time, can I take the airport shuttle bus by myself to my accommodation without a guide? how do I arrange pick up from my own-arranged hotel to the hotel booked by this tour on day 1 of itinerary?

also I am booking for one pax only and will like to share room. currently only one pax has booked. may I know if there is a minimum group size for the tour to be confirmed? or will it be last minute cancelled if the tour booking does not meet the minimum pax requirement.?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. jo***,

Thanks very much for your inquiry, and we currently have one departure date on 20th of May, you are quite welcome to join us! I was wondering whether you could fly to Lhasa on 20th or not. Well, you can also arrive in Lhasa on 17th, but there is extra fee. When you arrive in Lhasa at 6pm of 17th, you'll miss our free pick up on 20th, please note that you can't take bus or taxi from airport to hotel by yourself, because when you enter Lhasa, you must be escorted with a guide according to the policy (there will be policeman check-point on the way from airport to downtown), so the guide will pick you up at the airport and help you pass the check-point, and there is extra pick up fee. There is one tourist who has booked this tour, but he will stay in a single room. We will try our best to find a roommate for you, but if we fail, I was wondering whether you mind staying in guesthouse (dorm-bed, public bathroom, with breakfast), which can avoid single room supplement fee for you. The minimum group size is two persons, now there is one tourist has booked this tour, if you book this tour, there are two persons together, we won't cancel it. I will send detailed itinerary to you by email, please check it. Warm regards.


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user portrait Mr. Ro*** from: Mount Kailash Tour Cost

Hi ,

Can I get information to do the Inner Kora Darshan of Mount Kailash. I am planning to start my tour from Lhasa. Appreciate if you could provide details//// Tour Operators . Please note I will flying from Canada to Lhasa and I do have a mutiple Chinese Visa.

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ro***, 

Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Normally people are not allowed to take the Inner Kora unless they finish the 13 circles outside kora, so at present we never managed it successful for the inner Kora tour there. And we only have the 15 days Tibet Mount Kailash Trekking plus Mt. Everest Base Camp tour available every month from April to Oct. Please kindly let me know when you would like to do this tour? So I can recommend you the proper date. Your visa will be No problem for us to apply Tibet permit. I will send you more details by email. Best regards.


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