|Season: March through October is the best time ton visit. Layered clothing is recommended as day and night-time temperatures very greatly. Down jackets are required from October to March (there is snow). The rainy season is June – September. The average temperature in Lhasa ranges from –1.6 degree C.( January) to 16 degree C(July).
Climate: The temperature varies sharply from the south grassland to north plateau. The south is warm and rainy. Must rain falls during May to September. It is warm from June to August. The coldest months are from December to February and crossing over the passed becomes almost impossible. Below given is a table of average temperature, rainfall and sunshine hours in Tibet.
Month Temperature Rainfall Sunshine hours
Jan +9 to-13 0.2 251
Feb +10 to-13 0.5 226
March +13 to-5 2 241
April +16 to+1 5 244
May +20 to+5 25 284
Jun +25 to+9 77 227
July +26to +10 129 224
Aug +27 to +9 138 221
Sep +21 to +8 56 238
Oct +17 to+1 8 285
Nov +12 to –7 2 271
Dec +8 to-13 0.5
China South West Airlines operates flights between Kathmandu and Lhasa throughout the year.
April to June Tuesdays and Saturdays
Jul to October Tuesday, Saturdays and Thursdays
November to March Saturdays only.
Clothing and Other Travel Tips
A jacket and a sweater are pretty much essential throughout the year, especially for tours outside Lhasa as the weather may unexpectedly change at any time! Other useful items include a flashlight, comfortable walking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion and more warm clothes.
Transportation will be either by land cruiser or by mini bus depending on the size of the group and road conditions. Trips to the Everest Base Camp will always be operated by land cruiser due to bad road conditions.
is 8 hours ahead of GMT, because it is the same as Beijing time. The time difference with is therefore +2.15 hours.
has only a handful of towns, and Tibetan cuisine is not exactly the most varied in the world. Although it is certainly possible to get some good food, you might want to bring additional items such as nuts, muesli, chocolate and other dry food. Since you can get hot boiled water almost everywhere throughout it is also handy to bring some instant coffee, hot
chocolate or soup.
Travelling in involves high altitude and can be strenuous. If you have heart or lung problems, blood diseases or other conditions that can be affected by altitude, you should consult your doctor before booking the trip. Very rare cases of altitude sickness have been
reported but simple headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen during the acclimatization process. You are advised to drink at least 3 litres of water a day, not to strain yourself, to move slowly, breathe deeply and take regular rest breaks.
After bookings are confirmed, a cancellation fee of 50% will apply.
We will try our best to make your trip smooth and enjoyable as possible, but it may be necessary to change the program or re-route or hire extra means of transportation etc due to natural and other factors beyond our control. In such case all extra expenses have to be borne by the clients themselves on the spot. There will be no refund or any kind of compensation resulting from such losses or additional unforeseen expenses. So please make sure you have an insurance policy that adequately covers such expenses.