Lhasa, as the provincial capital and spiritual core of Tibet, has strong attraction to visitors from all over the world. Generally, the best time to visit Lhasa includes May, June, September and October.
However, according to the weather conditions in different seasons, what Lhasa presents you are different sceneries and experiences. To help you make a smart decision on what the best time to visit Lhasa is, our post here offer a detailed introduction to Lhasa in spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Spring is one of the shoulder seasons to visit Lhasa. The weather in March is still cold. From April, Lhasa starts to get warmer, ideal for those who don’t want to visit Lhasa with the crowds.
Lhasa in March is still cold. The weather starts to get warmer from April, with a huge temperature change between day and night. There is very little rain in spring and almost all of the days are bright and clear. Pay attention that sun protection always matters due to the strong solar radiation. Check the information of Lhasa temperature in spring here:
Sunglasses, hat, suncream for sun protection; lip balm and moisturizer to preserve moisture; down jackets, long-sleeved shirts, cotton trousers, t-shirts, out-door jackets, and warm clothing for the night.
Summer is the peak tourist season for the whole Tibet. Most people visit Lhasa at summer for their holidays.
The summer in Lhasa is warm, with an average temperature of 20 degrees in the daytime. Lhasa has plenty of sunshine and UV rays during the day, pay attention to sun protection. Monsoon brings the heaviest rainfall for Tibet in a year, but this mostly happens at night. In recent years, it may rain during the day due to the increase of vegetation, so carrying an umbrella with you is a foolproof solution. Check the Lhasa temperature in summer below:
Sunglasses, wide-brimmed hat, mask, suncream for sun protection; long sleeve t-shirts and long trousers to prevent sunburn; lip balm and moisturizer to preserve moisture; water-proof jackets and an umbrella just in case the rain.
Dry winds blow, heavy clouds disappear, and trees turn to gold, marking the arrival of autumn in Lhasa. The cool weather at this time is perfect for tourists to visit Lhasa.
Lhasa in autumn is clear and cool, leaving visitors an impression of mild sunlight and dry winds. The autumn nights are not as cold as that in winter and spring. The rainy season is over, so there won’t be much rain. And as usual, in the highlands, pay attention to sun protection. Take a look at the information of Lhasa temperature in autumn below:
Autumn is an ideal season to visit Lhasa. Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, monasteries and holy lakes are all advised. Trekking tours from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp or Mount Kailash are also recommended in September and October due to the nice weather condition.
Sunglasses, hat, suncream for sun protection; lip balm and moisturizer to preserve moisture; plain t-shirts and jackets for the daytime and warm clothing for the night.
Dubbed “City of Sunshine”, the daytime of Lhasa in winter is not as cold as people imagine. Few visitors come to Lhasa at this time. Everywhere in winter Lhasa is of silence, endowed by the nature with another charm. So actually, winter is also a nice season to visit Lhasa.
The winter in Lhasa actually is not freeze, especially for the daytime. Weather there is sunny, dry and warm during the day. But the temperature at night might drop to -10 degrees, so outdoor activities are not advised at night. Noticeably, even in winter, sun protection is still important because of the strong solar radiation in Tibet plateau. Below comes the information of Lhasa temperature in winter:
In winter, visiting Lhasa and its around is a not bad option. The popular attractions like Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace, Barkhor Street etc., at this time are not filled with tourists. The Tibetan New Year and Tsongkhapa Butter Lamp Festival will present you an original Tibet.
Sunglasses, hat, suncream for sun protection; lip balm and moisturizer to preserve moisture; thermal wear, gloves, socks, sweater, water proof jackets, and other clothing to keep warm; both boots to walk on snow and comfortable shoes.
The different seasons of Lhasa show different charms. You can choose to visit Lhasa at the peak seasons, and also you have you own decision to arrive here at the other seasons. But generally speaking, the best time to visit Lhasa includes May, June, September and October. Hope you have a perfect Lhasa trip.
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Hello I am planning a trip to Katmandu and on to Lhasa and Mt. Kalias. I am pilgrim. Let me know costs and details I intend to fly or go overload from Katmandu Lhasa etc. Thx.
Dear Mr. To***,
Thanks very much for your inquiry. Travelling to Tibet from Nepal, you need to apply for Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu. Firstly, we'll apply for visa invitation letter with copy of your passport. Next, we'll send visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give them your original passport, then they will go to Chinese embassy and apply for Chinese Group Visa for you. When you board plane from Kathmandu to Lhasa, they'll only check your passport and Chinese Group Visa. Apart from Chinese Group Visa, you also need Tibet Permit, we'lll apply for Tibet Permit for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with your permit. I will send detailed itinerary to your email, please check it. Thanks & Regards
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