Tips Needed for April 2020 Tibet Trip

In fact, April is one of the best times for Tibet tour. Spring brings pleasant weather, charming scenery, few crowds, discounted hotel, and vehicle rates, making April an ideal time to visit. Traveling during this month usually means you don’t have to plan ahead because buses, trains, tours, and popular restaurants won’t be fully booked. Moreover, cheaper flights and accommodations make it possible for you to save up to 50% on fees. Does it sound attractive? Don’t hesitate, just pack up and go! Have no idea what are the best things to do or see in April in Tibet? Don’t worry, this page will tell you everything about Tibet tour in April.

Tibet Tour April

Part 1. How Is the Weather in Tibet in April

Although the weather in Tibet varies by day throughout the year, it’ s pretty warm in April in Tibet. Average temperature are rising because of the coming of spring. In the daytime, the temperature can be as high as around 16 degrees, which is pleasant for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, biking, or enjoying the view of Mt. Everest. However, nights are really cold with temperature below zero in most areas of Tibet. Rain rares falls in this month and most rains falls during the night. Knowing more details about Tibet weather in April, you can read the following table.

Tibet Weather in April
Cities Avg. Temp (℃) Max. Temp(℃) Min. Temp(℃) Rainfall(mm)
Lhasa 7.5 15 0 5
Namtso Lake 1 8 -6 1
Gyantse 3 7 -1 5.8
Yamdrok Lake -1.5 6 -9.1 8
Shigatse 3 7 -1 19
EBC -2 6 -10 15
Mt. Kailash -8.5 -2 -15 13
Nyingchi 7 16 -3 2
Shannan -1.5 6 -9.1 8

Part 2. Things to Do in Tibet in April

Being considered as the roof of the world, Tibet is a mysterious and holy place on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Numerous historic sites and natural wonders in this place offer tourists a great chance to explore the extraordinary sceneries and particular culture. Want to know the best things to do in Tibet in April? Below are the top 4 best things to do in Tibet.

1. Visit the Potala Palace

Potala Palace  is the icon of Tibet. With a history of over 1,300 yeas, this palace is is not much a palace as a living museum that is telling the history of Tibet. Climbing the 400+ stairs to the top of this palace, with Lhasa’s thin air, you can deeply feel the power of faith. Making a pilgrimage around Potala, you can totally emery yourself in this holy land and experience the religious life with many pilgrims.

Note: Tourists are not allowed to take pictures inside this magnificent palace. If you want to take a perfect picture of Potala Palace, you can go to Chakpori Hill.

2. Walk the Barkhor

It is fascinating to walk the Barkhor  with many Tibetan pilgrims and stroll around the old center of Lhasa. There are a lot of shops there. You can visit Barkhor Supermarket at the end of Beijing East Road if you want to do some shopping.  

3. Witness the Beauty of Yamdrok Lake

Yamdrok Lake  is one of top four holy lakes (Namtso Lake, Yamdrok Lake, Lake Manasarovar and Qinghai Lake) in Tibetan region. The whole lake is quite long and narrow, and seems like the intestines of sheep. It is really beautiful and worth a visit.

Yamdrok Lake in April

4. Trek to Mount Kailash

April is one of the best time to visit Mount Kailash. Clear sky, pleasant temperature, and good road condition make this month an ideal time to travel or trek to this sacred mountain . Stretching out over 52km around Mt. Kailash, this three-day Mount Kailash trek is regarded as the most arduous trek in Tibet. If you want to emerge yourself in Tibet’s religious atmosphere, just take a trek around Mt. Kaialsh.

Mt. Kailash

Part 3. Attractions in Tibet in April

Tibet, being known as the roof of the world, is one of the most popular holiday destinations. Every year, there is an endless stream of tourists heading to this land to view its beautiful scenery. From historic sites to natural scenery, from pilgrimage sites to Tibetan town architecture, you will be spoiled for choice when choosing where to visit in Tibet. April is a month of touring. Based on the highlights, we outline some of the most recommended and popular attractions for you to choose from.

The Pilgrimage Sites : Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Mt. Kailash (west Tibet), Tashihunpo Monastery (Shigatse), all of these pilgrimage places are great for seeing and meeting people from all parts of Tibet.

Tibetan Town Architecture : You can find distinctive Tibetan style architecture in these places - the Tibetan Quarter, Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Gyantse (Kumbum fort).

Temples : Jokhang Temple (Lhasa-center of the Tibetan world, with many pilgrims), Sera and Drepung, Ganden, Drigung, Samye Monastery, Tashilhunpo (a magnificent statuary), Sakya ( Monglian fortress-style temple with grand chanting hall) and Labrang.

Mountains, Top Treks : Mount Kailash, sacred mountain - 3-day pilgrim circuit in a stunning place; Everest, north face - a 3-day trek into the base camp .

Sacred Lakes : Yamdrok Lake, Manasarovar(Kailash in background), Namtso.

Part 4. Useful Tips for Tibet Tour in April

  1. Travelers who have heart disease, hypertension, asthma, and bad cold are not suggested to travel to Tibet.
  2. You’d better bring sunglasses, sun hat, sunscreen, and lip protector since Tibet weather in April is dry with strong sunshine.
  3. Due to the large difference in temperature between day and night, you are suggested to bring long sleeves, long trousers, woollen sweater, jacket and other warm clothes to protect yourself from catching a cold at night.
  4. Do not drink wine while traveling in Tibet.
  5. Don’t exercise too much, or you will suffer from high altitude sickness.
  6. Drink more water and eat more fruits, which is good for you to adjust to the environment of high altitude.


Travelers' Questions Might Help

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions please contract us, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

Ms. Ho*** from: When to get my Tibet permit
January 15, 2020 05:11

Hello, we are considering to travel in Tibet in summer. We are a family of 5, two adults and three kids, age 13(then), 10, 8. We are interested in the 10 days Mt. EBC & Namtso Lake Group tour. We are US citizens with valid 10-year Chinese multiple entry visa, which we have applied when we went to Beijing in 2019. We are currently living in South Korea.  


1. Are kids suitable (or even allowed) for this tour?  

2. If kids can join, are there any discount deals for kids?

Answered by Helen
January 15, 2020 07:54

Dear Ms. Ho***,

    Greetings from Helen at Budget Tibet Tour and welcome you to join our 10 days Mt. Everest & Namtso Lake group tour. For your questions: 1. Your kids are suitable for this tour. Travelling in Tibet is as safe for kids as it is for their parents. While the high Tibetan plateau may be the highest place on the planet, very often, the kids that visit this region are more adaptable and have fewer problems than their parents. We also have arranged wonderful Tibet tours for many families with kids such as a tour to EBC for a family with a 3-year-old son, a 9-year-old girl and a 11-year-old boy, they did have fun in Tibet and there is no problem for them. Or you can take some medicine under the guidance of doctor to prevent high altitude before enter Tibet. 2. If kids travel with you, we'll offer some discount for them, please check your email and find more detailed information. Thanks & Regards

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