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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. Do*** from: Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash

Hello, can you please let me know he pricing and availablity (departure either in September or in October) for 1 person (group joining basis) for Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash and /or Nepal to Tibet overland tour plus Mt. Kailash & Guge Kingdom

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,


Answered by Helen

Dear Do***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. Based on your requests, and I think I would like to recommend you to fly to Lhasa from Kathmandu then take the 15days group tour, as we do not have group tour starting from Kathmandu then head to Kailash from there. All group tours will start from Lhasa. We have the 15 Days Kailash Trekking back to Lhasa group tour on 12th Sept. and 3rd Oct. 2019, sorry we have not set up a tour to Guge yet, but if you take it as private tour, no problem about it, of course the fee for solo tourist would be quite costly in Sept or Oct. and on 3rd Oct we have one female who would like to share room. And I will forward you more details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Em*** from: 5 Days Lhasa & Yamdrok Lake Hiking Tour


I am writing you to get more information on your 5 days Lhasa and Yamdrok tour.

Especially I would like to know if you can confirm me the dates and prices mentioned on the website for the month of October 2019 (apparently 8 departures in the month, prices between 590 and 680USD depending if beginning or end of October?). Regarding the price, I would also like to know if it is possible to get cheaper ones if spending the night in a cheaper accomodation, such as guesthouse, instead of 3 star hotel.

I thank you in advance for all this information.
If I get interesting information, I might make my choice of date quite soon, before the end of May.

Best regards,

Answered by Helen

Dear Em***,

Greetings from Nancy at Budget Tibet Tour, thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry.

1) Based on your situation I would like to recommend you 6days Lhasa to Shigaste group tour which will cover Yamdrok Lake too as this tour we can run even if there are 1 people, because we can mix it to 8days Everest group tour and get back to Lhasa by train from Shigaste. As for the 5days Yamdrok Lake tour, we only can start it when they are at least 2 people.

2) You can book the hotel in Lhasa on your own, so I can cut the hotel fee in Lhasa for you, and in Shigaste we can arrange you the guest house which will be cheaper but there will be no breakfast and you can have it on your own with 10-20RMB for meal.

3) If you can come to Tibet after 15th Oct, which will be better as less cost on the tour. And I will give you the choice for the whole month. Right now we have the date on 1st Oct, 3rd Oct, 16th Oct and 24th Oct and all the dates have people booked.

And I will forward more details to your email. Best regards.

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user portrait Mr. Ma*** from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express

I only have single entry China Visa will that be a problem if I go Tibet and go back to China?

Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. Mac,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Tibet is part of China, so it's no problem for you to travel Tibet and go back to China with your single entry Chinese visa. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Warm regards.

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