Climate in Tibet:
1. What is the climate like in Tibet? Is it hot during summer? Is it very cold during winter?
Tibet is located on a plateau high above the sea level. It has a typical downy climate. The climates in Tibet are very different. The eastern Tibet, which is lower in elevation, is more temperate than the western Tibet. There are sometimes four seasons in one mountain area. They can be found at different altitudes. Also, the weather can vary greatly throughout the day. The night is cool while the day warms. In a single day, it can reach 12-15 degrees Celsius.
2. What is the road condition during rainy season in Tibet Do I need to bring rainproof?
The rainy season in Tibet runs from June to August. It can have a severe impact on roads. There are track maintenance workers available and the local army can also help with road repairs. It takes only a few hours to make roads safe again. If you plan to hike, climb a mountain, or ride a bicycle, it is advisable to bring rainproof clothing. You don’t usually need rainproof if you are on group tours with travel agencies. Tibet is known for its rainy season, which often falls at night. However, the weather is generally quite pleasant during the day. The tourist bus will always be with you.
3. When is the best time for Tibet travel?
In general, April marks the start of travel needs This season lasts until mid-June, when many Chinese tourists flock to Tibet to enjoy their summer vacation. From late June through the end of National Holiday, the peak travel season is when important festivals are held in Tibet.
It all depends on what your travel needs are.
1. You can get a very cheap price by visiting Tibet during winter (December to March). Everything is very affordable, even tourist sites offer discounts of 30-50% on entry fees. The hotels are also very affordable. Five-star hotels are available for as low as 100USD, including breakfast.
2. Trekking is a great activity if you are a keen walker. It’s best to do it in May or September, when the monsoon won’t bother you and the weather is pleasant and balmy.
3. Avoid foggy weather and rain if you love Mt. Everest.
4. Visit north Tibet’s grasslands in July if you are looking to see the best of the country. There will be many yak and sheep groups, Tibetan nomad tents, and large grasslands.
5. Avoid the rainy season if you want to travel to Tibet via Sichuan-Tibet highway. Some sections of the road will have mudslides and cave-ins, which can block vehicles’ passage.