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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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Other Travelers' Questions

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. Mi*** from: Mount Kailash Tour from Kathmandu, Nepal

I want to do tour from Kathmondu, coming from USA. what do you recommand in August 2019? Thanks.

Answered by Nancy

Dear Mr. Mi***, 

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet tour, and I am glad to be at your service. Please kindly let me know your nationality firstly since your tour will be involved with Kailash. If you will enter Tibet from Kathmandu, you must leave 3 working days in Kathmandu for you to apply your China visa there, and also if you would like to visit Kailash for sure, I recommend you fly from Kathmandu to Lhasa to join in a group tour as almost all the group tour start from Lhasa. I recommend you to fly to China from USA then go to Kathmandu after the tour as we can drop off you at the border so you can go Kathmandu by overland. Anyway I will send you more details by email. Best regards. 


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user portrait Mr. Ge*** from: 1 Day Lhasa World Heritages Tour

Dear we are a couple planning to travel from Kathmandu to Lhasa on march 2020 by flight.
We eould like to know the price for the 1 day Lhasa tour
Can we stay 2 additional days without tour-guide ? what about the price of tibet visa??


regards!

Ge***

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Ge***,

Thanks very much for your enquiry. Please kindly note that the Tibet will closed to foreign tourists in March every year, I was wondering whether you could adjust your travel time or not. Sure, we can arrange 1 day Lhasa private tour for you, the quotation is based on your travel time. Please check your email for more details. Warm regards,


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user portrait Mr. Ma*** from: 18 days Tibet Mount Kailash & Guge Kingdom Expedition

Hello there

I am favouring with one of your tours including the pilgrimage around mount kailash.
What is the level of fitness required ?
I am female, 54 years old and I gues medium fit. I dont do too much sports but regularly hiking.
The timeframe for me would be mid May until Mid june.

Thanks

Ma***

Answered by Nancy

Dear Ma***, 

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet tour, and I am glad to be at your service. As we do not have group to Guge, but we do have 15days Lhasa to Kailash trekking pilgrim tour on 15th May and 10th June, both dates are available for you to join in. 10th June group tour will come cross the Saga Dawa festival in Kailash on 17th June, so if you can make it that would be great. Your age is quite young, please worry free, and most of our clients were your same age, some are more than 70 years old even did the tour quite well, and 3days pilgrim tour would be no problem. You will leave most of your luggage in hotel, and carry the necessary stuff, and also there are some tea house there providing hot water, simple food and basic shelter for sleeping, but of course please do not expect too high about it. And we will do the outer circle for the pilgrim trekking which will be 54km in total. I will send you more details to your email please check it there. Best regards.  


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