Introduction on Best Time To visit Tibet
When is the best time to travel to Tibet? The majority of travelers commonly have this question in mind. The Tibet Nature Tour had been researching this topic for over ten years. Therefore, the best time to visit Tibet varies entirely on how you schedule your trip.
Being a Tibetan living in Tibet, I can assure you that each of these seasons will provide you with a distinctive travel experience to Tibet. Every season does have both advantages and disadvantages.
April, May, June, September & October
When traveling in Tibet, the months of April, May, June, September, and October will provide you with a clear sky and mild weather. There won’t be as many travelers, and on top of that, you’ll enjoy a stunning panoramic view of Mount Everest and the Himalayan Ranges.
The disadvantage will be that it will be a little bit cooler and windier at that time. So, to counter such disadvantages, you will need to prepare warmer clothing, a pair of sunglasses, and lotion.
July & August
Many of the Tibetan Festivals are often held in the summer months of July and August, even though these are warm and wet seasons in Tibet. As a result, there will be more travelers. Also, there will be more moisture and oxygen in the air you breathe, both of which will make it easier for you to adjust to the altitude.
The disadvantage is that you might not be able to view Mount Everest because of summer clouds that could overshadow the majestic mountain.
November, December, January, February & March
Countless Tibet lovers want to travel to Tibet from November to March, but they are also concerned about the icy weather they have read about. It is accurate in some regions of Tibet, particularly in the north and west. So, we recommend focusing your trip planning on the central or southern regions of Tibet.
However, it is easy to arrange tours from Lhasa to Mt. Everest and China – Nepal border. The primary reason is that these locations will be blanketed with snow, although most of the time the road will be cleared because of Tibet’s high altitude, strong winds, and road workers. Your overland trip to Mt. Everest or the China-Nepal border (Kyirong) will be comfortable.
Traveling in the winter has these benefits:
- A decrease in the number of tourists visiting Tibet will result in lower trip costs.
- Wherever you are, you may relax and enjoy your time.
- More local Tibetans from various regions of the Tibetan plateau will be seen. Notably in Lhasa, where they will be making pilgrimages. As a result, you will have more opportunities to experience Tibetan culture in its purest form.
- You can play with snow.
When is the best time to visit Tibet? This question really depends on travelers’ schedules for their travels to Tibet.
The most pleasant travel seasons to Tibet are considered to be from April to October. The main reason is that the temperature had climbed to above 15 degrees Celsius throughout the whole Tibetan plateau. Most of Tibet’s regions will experience warmer temperatures, which will contribute to increased moisture and oxygen levels, making it more pleasant for visitors to Tibet.
Tibet Flight Info
Lhasa Gonkhar Airport receives over 80 flights daily. Many of these flights are from major mainland cities. There are just two flights from Kathmandu, Nepal, in a week. Wednesday and Friday are generally the days that flights from Kathmandu are available. Due to high demand, you probably find flights to Lhasa on other days of the week.
Tibet Train Info
Tibet began to receive trains from China in 2008. Many who were concerned about getting altitude sickness no longer needed to be anxious because of train journey would give them plenty of time to acclimatize. Xining is the ideal station to catch a train to Lhasa. We can help by getting you a train ticket to Lhasa from Xining or other major cities.
Hotels in Tibet
Due to recent years’ development in the Tourism Industry, the average of every hotel in Tibet had leveled up. Therefore we try to find the most suitable accommodation for you.
Tibet Travel Permit
A Tibet travel permit is the most important document you will need while entering Tibet. The Tibet Travel Document serves the same purpose as a visa for entry into Tibet. We will assist you with obtaining the permit from the Tibet Tourism Bureau, without any issues. The procedure normally takes between 7 to 14 days.