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Asia > China > Tibet > Useful Info
Submitted on Jul 09, 2018 Useful Info

Best time to visit Tibet

The best time to travel in Tibet is from June to August, followed by spring and autumn.

Here's a breakdown:

June to August :

  • Peak season, with the best scenery, abundant oxygen and pleasant climate
  • If you are visiting during this period, make sure to book accommodation and scenic spot tickets in advance
  • Around July and August is rainy season, must pay attention on the road especially if you are driving
  • Tibet has a particularly strong ultraviolet ray, load up on sunscreen


September to November:

  • The rainy season is over, the temperature is suitable, great time for trekking
  • There's the opportunity to see the true appearance of Namkabawah
  • Weather is very dry, load up on skin moisturizer!
  • It starts to get pretty cold around end October, pack thick coats and sweaters


December-February:

  • Always heavy snow, Ali, Namtou, Motte and other places are not suitable for tourism
  • But! the Tibetan mountains and rivers in winter are the most spectacular, with the highest visibility
  • Very few tourists in Tibet, prices are the lowest in a year
  • Winter Tibet morning and evening temperature is very low, dress warm


March and May:

  • Is the season of peach and azaleas blooming in southeastern Tibet
  • Linzhi area (灵芝) is a major highlight of the travel
  • Not a whole lot of tourists, the price of tourism is moderate, and tickets to popular attractions are not tight
  • Strong wind, cold and dry