Weather and What to Pack for a Tibet Travel
|Best time to visit Tibet - April to October|
In northern Tibet, the climate is not favorable with the average temperature is subzero and winter lasts from October through May or June. July and August are the best time to visit the area, enjoying warm temperatures, intense sunshine, beautiful scenery, and festive events.
Although southern Tibet is balmy during May through October, most rainfall also comes during this season between June and September. Heavy rains during the nights block roads and make travel difficult. However, during this season, the scenery is at its best and there are also great festive events held. Hence, it is the preferred time to visit Lhasa, Shigatse, and Nyingchi. From November through May, strong winds are common occurrences.
Further Reading: Lhasa Weather Shigatse Weather
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Deciding what to pack is not always easy, but do try to remember this principle: Pack the minimum!
What to pack
|Warm clothing is a must for Tibet visit|
|Medium backpack carried |
by a foreign visitor
When visiting remote areas of the region it is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water. It is not always easy to find food or drinkable water in these areas. Bring a sturdy padlock with you since some of the rooms in the hostels located in the more remote areas do not come equipped with locks on the doors. Candles may also be useful in these hostels.
It is a good idea to take a good quality multivitamin to supplement your diet since a supply of vegetables and fruits may not be readily available. A first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.
There is really a lot to remember but if you forget something many of these items are available in Lhasa.
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Questions & Answers on Weather, What to Pack and When Traveling to Tibet
Asked by ravi pradhan from THAILAND | May. 08, 2018 17:50Reply
What is the weather and temperatures in Kham region in June (1-9)?
Answered by Vincent from USA | May. 08, 2018 20:08
The Kham region temperature may range from 5 – 15C in these days when you travel there. You’d better take some winter clothes and an umbrella in order to keep warm.