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Tibet Travel in Winter

Time: 24-10-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour

Recently, Tibet launched the winter free ticket policy, perhaps, after a short surprise, there will be some doubts, winter, really suitable to come to Tibet? Is it really cold in Tibet in winter? Is it much easier to get high altitude sickness in winter than that in summer? Tibet in winter, the scenery is not good? To answer all of your questions, we read this post. Now, you can get the answer by reading the following text.

1. Is it very cold in Tibet in winter?

Yes, it’s very cold in the morning, evening and night. From December 2018 to February 2019, the average temperature in Tibet was minus 4 degrees Celsius, which is lower than the previous year, and the lowest in the past 19 years. Actually, Tibet has a high altitude, long sunshine time and abundant sunshine in winter. So, winter in Tibet is mostly like this:

Clear Sky of Tibet
Clear Sky of Tibet

2. Travelling to Tibet in winter is more likely to get high altitude sickness?

The answer is NO! According to the monitoring data of Lhasa meteorological bureau in 2018, the oxygen content of Lhasa in summer and winter is 66% and 63% respectively, the difference is only about 3%. Therefore, the difference between the oxygen content of Lhasa in summer and winter is actually not too big. It is not true that winter is much easier to get high altitude sickness.

  Potala Palace in Winter
Potala Palace in Winter

3. The scenery is not very good in winter?

There is a popular saying in the travel circle of Tibet, “Tibet in July and August is the tourists’ Tibet, while Tibet in winter is the real Tibet”. In winter, Tibet is less crowed with tourists and more comfortable and leisure. Moreover, the visibility in winter is much higher than in summer, you’ll have more chances to see the clear cummit of Nnamjagbarwa mountain. So, what excuse do you have for not coming to Tibet this winter???

Clear summit of mountain 
Clear summit of mountain

 Drinking sweet tea and basking in the sun
Drinking sweet tea and basking in the sun

Travelers' Questions Might Help

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 Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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