Best Time to Visit Lhasa (Tips, Photos & Map)

Plan your Lhasa Tour? Lhasa, the capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, is one of the highest cities in the world. So if you’re thinking of visiting this remote and beautiful wonderland, but still have some questions about when to go, then read on to get some practical information.

Lhasa is in highland area, so a few visitors may have altitude sickness. please take your health checkup to make sure that you are able to adapt to the plateau climate there. Use this travel guide to help you make a smart decision about when to visit Lhasa and Tibet as a whole.

Best Time to Visit Lhasa

Lhasa has sunny weather throughout the year, not much rainfall, not severe cold in winter, not extremely hot summer in summer, and basiaclly a pleasant climate. Lhasa has an annual sunshine timeof over 3000 hours, known as the “sunshine city” .

In general, it is better to travel to Lhasa in spring, summer and autumn because it is relatively cold in winter plus altitude sickness.

Basically the time between April and October is regarded as the good season for traveling Lhasa. In particular, the best months to visit Lhasa are May, June, September and October. July and August are rainy months.

Lhasa in Spring (April to Early June)

Lhasa enjoys the reputation of “sunlight city”. Spring in Lhasa is dry and windy. So you need to pay attention to add water to your body and mineral water is a good choice.

Lhasa in Spring (April to Early June)

What’s more, lipstick is also necessary. Generally the May Day Holiday is the beginning of the traveling season.

Lhasa in Summer ( July and August)

Summer is the rainy season of Lhasa. Different from other cities, it rains at night and sunny again in daytime. Lhasa enjoys a mild climate, neither too cold in winter nor hot in summer.

The temperature in summer is generally from 10℃ to 20℃. But the ultraviolet radiation is so strong that you has to protect your skin well. The sunglasses, sun cream, lip balm and hat should be brought.

Lhasa in Summer ( July and August)

Early May and early October are the best times to visit Mt. Everest. Thanks to the clear weather, this period provides the best views of Mt. Everest.|

Lhasa in Autumn (September and October )

The weather is autumn of Lhasa is also dry and windy. It has been in gold colour as autumn arrives.

Lhasa in Autumn (September and October )

Most of trees have turned to yellow by the mild sunlight while those red maple leaves dress up the park as if the spring doesn’t go away.

Lhasa in Winter (Later November till March next year)

Most people think of Lhasa as being extremely cold. In fact, winter in Lhasa is not that cold. Lhasa has a cool and dry climate with frosty winter.

Lhasa in Winter (Later November till March next year)

There are some features in winter of Lhasa: blue sky and bright sun, in particular. And it is the best season to see snow-capped mountains.

Hassle-free Lhasa Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Lhasa:

Lhasa Tour
Tibet Travel
Lhasa Tibet Group Tour
Lhasa Tibet Private Tour
Beijing Lhasa Tour
Lhasa China Tour

Further Readings

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Lhasa Airport, Lhasa Gonggar Airport
Xian Lhasa Flight Experience, Xian Lhasa Flight
Lhasa Railway Station Transportation, Taxi, Public Bus
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The Pilgrim Kora in Lhasa, Lhasa Pilgrim circuits
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Lhasa Great Mosque, the Mosques in Lhasa
Lhasa Yamdrok-Tso Lake Road Trip

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Nagarzê County and Scenic Road Trip to Gyantse
Gyantse County and Road Trip to Shigatse
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Shigatse Lhatse Tingri Road Trip
Drive from Tingri to Mt.Everest Base Camp
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Zhangmu Port & Zhangmu Town (Tips, Photos & Maps)

Any questions, just drop a line.

3 thoughts on “Best Time to Visit Lhasa (Tips, Photos & Map)

  1. I would like to know what the temperature in Lhasa Tibet during the 2nd week of October? what type of clothing we will need?

  2. Hello Kathy,

    Lhasa’s historical climate date shows that the temperature around the second week is 20°C (day) and 5°C (night), so big temperature difference between day and night, high UV index and fairly dry.

    Get ready for sunglasses, hat, jacket and T shirt. If you visit some remote mountains and lake area, take your warm sweater or down jacket. Have a good time in Lhasa Tibet.

  3. I really want to visit Base camp but I am concerned about the altitude sickness. Is it really severe and are some people hospitalized. This is such a dream but I’m afraid

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