Tibet is located in the southwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The unique plateau climate brings Tibet thin air, low air pressure and low oxygen. With an average elevation of 4500 meters, Tibet weather can be described “extreme”, but Tibet’s uniqueness, charms and mysteries still attract tens of thousands tourists every year.
Before you travel to Tibet, to know more information about Tibet weather and climate is quite necessary. Our article below will introduce it from four aspects: temperature, air humidity, wind and solar radiation. Keep reading to know more details.
Part 1. Tibet Temperature
Part 2. Air humidity of Tibet
Part 3. Wind of Tibet
Part 4. Solar Radiation of Tibet
Part 5. What to Pack for Tibet Weather
Part 6: 6 Major Tourism Areas in Tibet upon Weather Comfort Index
Normally, people’s first impression on Tibet climate is chill. But in fact, Tibet is not as cold as you imagine. The key features of Tibet temperature are listed here for your reference.
Check the monthly temperature of the most-visited places in Tibet below and pick the best time to visit Tibet.
|Temperature Range of Tibetan main tourists areas|
Located in high altitude region, because of the long sunshine hours and rapid water evaporation, the air humidity of Tibet is quite low. Lip balm is a must-have item here and you’d better always carry one. Actually, the air humidity is related to weather conditions.
In Tibet, you might notice that almost everyone on the street wears masks and hats, which are essentials for them. There is a long wind season from November to April in Tibet. It hurts when the cold wind blows on face, so Tibetans often wear masks and hats for protection.
To travel in Tibet, you must pay attention to sun protection because of the strong solar radiation. Even in summer, it is not recommended to wear short-sleeved T-shirts. Directly exposing skin to the sun will easily cause sunburn.
Due to the complexity and uncertainty of Tibet weather, there are some essentials you can pack for your Tibet travel.
In order to provide better services for tourists, Tibet Meteorological Bureau divides Tibet into 6 major tourism areas out of the weather comfort index that includes temperature, air humidity, wind, sunshine and other climate conditions. This helps travelers make reasonable travel plans.
As shown in the map:
Area Ⅰ (Harsh ) : Covers Amdo and parts of the southern edge of Tibet.
Area Ⅱ (Hard): Covers Ali, southwest of Shigatse and most parts of Nagqu.
Area III (Moderate): Covers most of the area along Yarlung Zangbo River.
Area Ⅳ (Good): Mainly refers to the western part of Nyingchi, Qamdo, and Basu.
Area Ⅴ (Comfortable): Refers to the southeast of Nyingchi.
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.
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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