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Mount Kailash Weather & Mount Kailash Temperature

In fact, the Mt. Kailash weather is very hard to predict, since it changes rapidly. Different Mt. Kailash weather condition give tourists different sceneries. A good, sunny and clear weather give tourists good, uninterrupted views of the Mt. Kailash. While a fairly unstable weather condition like rainy days give tourist bad visibility to see the peaks of Mount Kailash.

We believe that no one wants to miss the beautiful scenery of Mt. Kailash because of bad weather. To escape the bad weather, tourists are advised to learn about the Mt. Kailash weather conditions before getting there.

Here in this guide, we collect some reliable and useful "big-data" about Mt. Kailash weather and Mt. Kailash temperature for tourists to refer to. All of them are sorted out from National Weather Bureau and local Weather Bureau.

Mount Kailash Temperature in Different Months

  April May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec January February March
Maximum 5.7℃ 11.8 13.5 13.8 13.2 10.8 5.9 0.6 -2 -3.8 -2.7 0.2
Average -0.9℃ 4.6 6.8 8.3 8 5 -0.9 -5.8 -8.2 -9.7 -8.5 -5.1
Minimum -7.4℃ -2.6 0.1 2.9 2.8 -0.8 -7.7 -12.1 -14.4 -15.6 -14.2 -10.3
Rain fall (mm) 27 30 35 114 125 59 25 7 17 46 30 46
Summary Cold Still cold Warming up Warm Getting cold Cold Not advised to go
Clothing  Down Coat Outdoor Warm Jacket Down Coat

Mount Kailash Climate Features:

  1. Average annual temperature -0.7 Celsius
  2. 553mm of precipitation annually
  3. Lowest precipitation in November, 7mm
  4. Most precipitation in August, 125mm average
  5. Hottest month July, average temperature 8.3 Celsius
  6. Coldest month January, average temperature -9.7 Celsius

Hottest Three Months

  1. June 6.8 C average
  2. July 8.3 C average
  3. August 8 C average

Coldest Three Months

  1. December -8.2 C average
  2. January   -9.7 average
  3. February  -8.5 C average

Note: The statistics of Mount Kailash temperature and rainfall were observed and collected from Darchen Town, the starting and ending point of the Mount Kailash Trekking, the area beyond Tarchen of trekking trails into mountains could be colder, especially in the early morning and night, particularly on trekking day 2 when trek over the Drolma-la Pass.  

Drolma-la Pass at 5460 meters high
Kailash Weather - Drolma-la Pass at 5460 meters high

The Best Time to Visit Mt. Kailash

The best time to visit Mt. Kailash is outside the rainy season in June, July and August, when roads are muddy and mountains are shrouded by mist and fog. Every other season has its benefits, from the fewer crowds of winter, to the warm and mild days of spring and colorful sceneries of autumn. Among the four seasons, the best time & season to visit Mt. Kailash is spring and autumn (Feb – May and late Sep – Nov), which are the main trekking months with fairly stable weather conditions and good visibility.

Late February to early May are popular months for trekking, with the weather warmer and flowers in bloom on the side of the road. Longer days with more sunlight coincide warming temperatures, less precipitation and good visibility, all of which provides tourists with great chances for trekking. Besides, another great time for visiting Mt. Kailash is from October to Early November, when the sky is clear, air is fresh and temperatures are comfortable. The Mt. Kailash has been washed clean by the monsoon rains, and looks particularly lush and verdant.
 
In addition to a good weather condition, the festival is also a factor that attract tourists to visit Mt. Kailash. Every year from May to June, pilgrims from all over Tibet and Asia come to Tibet to celebrate Saga Dawa festival, which is one of the most solemn and important religious festivals in Tibet. On that day, tourists can join the pilgrims to erase their sin of a lifetime by taking the 3-days trek around holy Mt. Kailash.
 
Note: If you are planning your first visit to Mt. Kailash, this guide has everything you need to know. From itinerary ideas with maps, tips on where to stay and eat, and how to get around and so on.

Travel Tips Based on Mount Kailash Weather

In the following text, we will give you some useful tips for traveling to Mt. Kailash.

1. From April to October, warm clothes are always advised because snowy weather is maybe just around the next pass especially when trek over the arduous Drolma-la Pass at the height of 5640 meters. Down coat must be used in April, May, September and October.

2. You’ d better not visit it from the 3rd week of October till the beginning of April, cause the weather is really cold and the trails might be blocked by snow.

3. If you’re going to a Mt Kailash tour in June and September, better book your tour at least 1 month in advance, because the very large Indian pilgrims groups always book out the entire hotels on their way to Mt Kailash.

Large Indian Pilgrims Group to Mount Kailash
Large Indian Pilgrims Group to Mount Kailash

Conclusion

That’s all information about Mt. Kailash weather, hope this guide can help you. If you have other questions about Mt. Kailash tour, you can contact us.
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