October is considered as one of the best month to go to Tibet in a year as the weather is cool, dry and sunny. Travelling Tibet in October is very comfortable, it is not as hot as in summer, also not as cold as in winter. It is always sunny every day in October, with blue sky, white clouds, fresh air, you can enjoy yourself in this holy land. Meanwhile, it is also a great time for you to visit the sacred monasteries, temples, holy lakes, fabulous mountains in Tibet. However, in the first week of October, it’s Chinese National Holiday and many domestic tourists may choose to visit Tibet during this week. So the demand of hotels, air and train tickets are really high, and the price is usually higher than most other times of the year. Therefore, if your time is flexible, try to avoid the first week of October, and the rest of October is the best time to view the golden Tibet. If you are wondering to have a Tibet Tour in October, we’ll give you some suggestions about Tibet weather, scenery and some other tips.
In October, the range of temperature is from minus 1 degrees to 23 degrees. It’s very warm in the daytime, you can enjoy sunshine with a cup of butter tea in the Barkor Street. While it’s still a little bit cold in the early morning and evening, bring one warm jacket to keep warm is necessary. October is the beginning of dry seasons in Tibet, when there is little rainfall and dry air. You’ll feel very comfortable with sunny, clear blue sky, pale clouds, fresh air, mild temperature and pleasant climate. If your time is flexible and thinking about when to travel to Tibet, we’re surely tell you that taking a Tibet tour in October is a great choice.
In Lhasa, Shannan, the minimum temperature is about 4 degrees, it’s colder than other areas in China, but not as cold as you imagine. It’s brightly sunshine in the daytime, giving a comfortable body feeling. While you can not ignore the strong ultraviolet radiation, remember to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and hat. In the evening, wearing a down coat to keep yourself warm is recommended.
In remote area such as Mt. Everest and Ngari, the temperature is lower than Lhasa, but it is regarded as one of the best times to visit these places. Due to the dry season, there is very little fog and the clouds are very thin, you will have more chances to view the clear summit of Mt. Everest, which is the main goal for many tourists to go to Tibet. The average temperature at Everest Base Camp in October is from minus 6 degrees to 10 degrees. October is the end of autumn and the beginning of winter. This plateau is controlled by cold high pressure, and precipitation gradually decreases. As it enters the dry season, the air becomes drier, ultraviolet radiation is intense, and with no moisture blocking and refraction, visibility of Mount Everest is particularly high during this time, and October is also the best time to photograph the Mount Everest.
If you are thinking of Tibet tour in October, that is undoubtedly a very good choice. With warm weather, dry season, you can bath the cozy of sunshine in Lhasa, go to see the holy lakes Yamdrok Lake, Namtso Lake, or view the marvelous summit of Mount Everest, doing a trek around Mount Kailash.
Lhasa, the holy city of Tibet, it is the first destination for most tourists to visit the Tibet. With the mild weather, warm sunshine, it is very pleasant to hang out in Lhasa. Your first view of the red and white Potala Palace soaring above the holy city will raise goosebumps and the charming whitewashed old Tibetan quarter continues to preserve the flavour of traditional Tibetan life. This world famous architectural wonder was built on the escarpments of red hill and rises high above the valley floor. The awesome Potala Palace can be seen from all directions for miles around. The Johkang Temple is the spiritual centre of Tibet, its the most holy place, the destination, over time, of millions of Tibetan pilgrims. Thick with the smell of yak butter, the murmur of mantras and the shuffling of wide-eyed pilgrims, the Johkang Temple is also an unrivalled Tibetan experience. Drepung Monastery, the biggest Tibetan Buddhism College with the biggest number of monks in Tibet, it’s located about eight kilometers west of central Lhasa. Sera Monastery is about five kilometers north of central Lhasa, it is the Gelugpa Monastery and the largest scale of sutra debating, between 3pm and 5pm (not weekends), when debating is usually held in the monastery’s debating courtyard. In Lhasa, it is also worth taking a stroll around the Barkor Street, the busiest street in old Lhasa quarter. This is both the spiritual heart of the Holy City and the main shopping district for Tibetans.
Yamdrok Lake, one of three great holy lakes of Tibet, it is normally first seen from the summit of the Kamba-la. The lake lies several hundred meters below the road, and in clear weather is a fabulous shade of deep turquoise. The lake is considered as the home of the Tibetan God of protection and one of the most spectacular landscapes in the region. It is well worth visiting Yamdrok Lake in October.
Namtso Lake is the third largest saltwater lake in China and one of the most beautiful natural sights in Tibet. It is over 70km long, reaches a width of 30km and is 35m at its deepest point. The lake is a miraculous shade of turquoise and there are magnificent views of the nearby mountains. Due to high altitude, it is possible to encounter heavy snow when traveling to Namtso Lake from middle of October, and the road to Namtso Lake may be blocked.
October is regarded as one of the best time to visit Mt. Everest. As it is not rainy season in October, it’s hardly to rain or fog, and the weather is always clear you’ll have great chance to view the summit of Mt. Everest and take the best photograph. The Mt. Everest is a main destination for many tourists to travel Tibet, so it is important to select a great time to take a Mt. Everest tour, or you may not see the best state of the world’s highest peak.
Mt. Kailash, as the sacred mountains in Tibet, attracts a number of pilgrims to do a kora around this mountain every year. If you choose to trek around Mt. Kailash in October, it is suggested that you had better travel to Mt. Kailash in early October. From late October, the temperature will drop to minus zero, and the road to Mt. Kailash may be closed due to heavy snow.
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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?
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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