When is the Best Time to Visit Lhasa?

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Plan your Lhasa Tour? Lhasa, the capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, is one of the highest cities in the world. Lhasa has beautiful scenery. April to October is regarded as the best seasons for traveling Lhasa.

In particular, the best months are May, June, September or October as July and August are rainy months. Summer is not that hot and winter is not that cold in Lahsa, but it experiences a large difference in temperature from morning to night.   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.

Lhasa in Spring
Lhasa enjoys the reputation of “sunlight city” by Tibetans. 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.

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

Lhasa in Spring

Lhasa in Spring

Lhasa in Summer

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.

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 Summer

Lhasa in Summer


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

Lhasa in Autumn

Lhasa in Winter
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. 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.

Lhasa in Winter

Lhasa in Winter

ip : Hassle-free Lhasa  Guided Tours

06611If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Lhasa guided tours:

4 Days Lhasa City Tour  Starting RMB 2500
5 Days Lhasa Namtso Lake Tour  Starting RMB 3390 p/p
6 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Tour  Starting RMB 3950 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Mt.Everest Kathmandu Tour  Starting RMB 5540 p/p
9 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Everest Namtso Group Tour  Starting RMB 6110 p/p
8 Days Lhasa Gyantse Shigatse Mt.Everest Tour  Starting RMB 5230 p/p

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3 Responses to “When is the Best Time to Visit Lhasa?”

  1. kathy says:

    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. Daniel says:

    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. Michelle says:

    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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