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What to Wear in Tibet?

Time: 07-02-2019 This Article is Composed by BudgetTibetTour


When traveling to a foreign area you need to consider many things, including documentation, culture, expenses, and so on. When planning a trip to Tibet, some of the important things that need to be considered are the weather and the clothes that you will bring along with you.

As you may already know, Tibet stretches on a mountainous region with a complex terrain, and this creates a very diverse weather climate. This is why it is important to prepare yourself and know what to expect, while at the same time packing for all situations.  

Tibet Climate & Weather

There are 4 different seasons in Tibet, in addition to a monsoon season. Winter, spring, and autumn are dry seasons where there isn’t too much rain. The weather is mild from February until April like it is in most monsoon regions.

This is because Tibet is located on a high-altitude plateau, over 3,000m in height. On the other hand, the wet period, or monsoon season, during summer is also not that wet as other regions. But you can expect it to rain a couple of times throughout the week during the monsoon season.

The summer is also the period of the year that has the highest levels of oxygen. Spring and autumn are often characterized by a lack of rain. And the winter season is accompanied by low temperatures and a lot of snow.


Spring Clothing

Spring in Tibet is very warm and relaxing. In fact, April and May are probably the best months to visit Tibet when it comes to the weather. During this season, you can wear sportswear, thin jackets, and sweaters. However, throughout the night, you will need padded and wind-resistant clothes due to significant temperatures drops.

Summer Clothing

During summer, Tibet has the warmest temperatures and there are multiple festivals that can be visited during this season. Even though it’s very warm, it’s not the best idea to wear a t-shirt constantly because the Tibetan sun is extremely strong and close due to the altitude. This leads to a higher chance of getting sunburnt.  

Wear pants and shirts that are thin but have long sleeves. During the night, you’ll need a bit warmer clothing.

Autumn Clothing

Autumn is neither too cold nor too hot and it is one of the best times to visit Tibet. If you climb higher on the plateau during this season, you will need a jacket and a thick coat during the night, no matter where you are. In lower areas, it is possible to wear casual sweaters, or sportswear during the day.

Winter Clothing

During winter, the number of tourists in Tibet drops. However, a lot of people still visit as they love mountain climbing and trekking. During this period, it’s essential to bring thick clothes, sweaters, winter shoes, a down jacket, and a winter coat.

Before going on your trip, make sure that you’ve packed all the necessary clothes and even bring some extra for backup, as sometimes the weather can be a bit unpredictable. For an immersive guided Tibetan experience, reach out to Budget Tibet Travel today.

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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