Tibet Tour in June

Tibet in June is a sight to behold as clear skies and light sunshine deck up the western land of China and a leading tourism destination. With rich history, Tibet boasts some impressive monasteries and palaces. Home to stunning natural sceneries such as the vibrant Yamdrok Lake, world-famous Mt.Everest, spectacular Rongbuk glaciers, and vast grassland, visiting Tibet in June will be a blessing as the weather will be pleasant and the days long, giving you extra time to remain outdoors and take in the beautiful views. However, Traveling at high altitude, the air in thinner and has less oxygen, which makes it more difficult for you to breathe. In order to complete your tour in the best condition it is important to prepare for your high altitude tour with plenty of time. That is why we write this page, which will tell you some necessary information about Tibet tour.

Part 1. What Makes Tibet in June Special?
Part 2. Tibet in June: Weather
Part 3. Tibet in June: Things to Do
Part 4. Tibet in June: Events to Look Out For
Part 5. Must-try Dishes While Visiting Tibet in June
Part 6. Tips for Visiting Tibet in June

Part 1. What Makes Tibet in June Special?

  • Pleasant Weather : It’s a splendid time to visit Tibet in June as the winter chills disappear and sunshine becomes a predominant part of the day. You’ll just have to keep some jackets ready for the cold weather at night.
  • Grand Festivals : In June there are many grand festivals will be held in Tibet. For example, the Gyantse Horse-Racing Festivals, Worship of Buddha, Tashihunpo Festival, and Samye Festival.
  • Few Crowds : June is the shoulder season for Tibet tour, which means there are not so many tourists compared to the summer months

 
Tibet Mount Everest in June

 

Part 2. Tibet in June: Weather

June sees the start of summer in Tibet and this calls for plenty of clear skies kissed with the right amount of sunshine. Temperatures range from 7°C to 21°C in June and the days are relatively warmer. Despite the warmth, it’s advisable to bring some thick clothes since the weather is really cold at night.

Additionally, June is also the start of rainy season. Generally speaking, the monsoonal rains runs roughly from June to September, with July and August being the wettest months overall. And June, as the start of the early monsoon season, receives very little precipitation and it mostly only rain in the morning and evening. During the June, the average precipitation is about 76mm, which won’t affect your outdoor activities.

Tibet Weather in June
Cities Avg. Temp (℃) Max. Temp (℃) Min. Temp (℃) Rainfall(mm)
Lhasa 16 21 9 75
Namtso Lake 7.5 14 1 50
Gyantse 15 22 8 58
Yamdrok Lake 15 25 6 27
Shigatse 12 16 8 60
EBC 12 20 4 28
Mt. Kailash 13 19 5 12
Nyingchi 15 20 10 74
Shannan 12.5 17 8 58

Part 3. Tibet in June: Things to Do

Witness the culture of Tibet at horse-racing festival

Offering a cultural tour across the ritual and festivals of Tibet, Horse-Racing festival is a must-see for every tourist. Organized in the month of June, the festival celebrates the harvest of crops. During the time of this festival, various activities such as Buddhist rituals, Tibetan opera and dances, horse races, yak races, and tugs-of-war will be held in Tibet.

 
Horse Racing in Tibet

 

Circumambulate the sacred Mt.Kailash

Mount Kailash Kora Trek is one of the most sacred and popular trekking routes in the world. The 52 kilometers trekking route  can be covered in 3 days (or a little bit more) and offers tourists physical challenge, wildlife view, amount of pilgrimages and mountain scenery.

Note: When trekking in Mount Kailash, you will be far from hospitals. That makes it important to take every precaution  before heading off.

Trek to Mount Everest Base Camp

The old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek  is one of the most popular trekking routes in Tibet. The scenery along the way is varied and spectacular, the lodgings and tracks are of a very high standard, and the interaction with the local Sherpa people is truly memorable. And June is one of the best time for tourists to trek to Mt. Everest, don’t miss this opportunity to glimpse at beautiful mountain views.

Shopping at Barkhor Street

If you want to sample true Tibet then the Barkhor street is better for you. No matter the devout pilgrims or souvenir shops give you a chance to experience the authentic Tibetan life. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for authentic artifacts as well as eat at wonderful restaurants like the Lhasa Kitchen by visiting Barkhor Street.

Part 4. Tibet in June: Events to Look Out For

  • Gyantse Horse-Racing Festivals : June or July brings this largely secular festival to Gyantse, featuring such sun and games as line dances, yak races, archery and equestrian events. A large 480-year old thangka is unfurled at sunrise.
  • Worship of Buddha : During the second week of the fifth lunar month, the pars of Lhasa, in particular the Norbulingka, are crowded with picnickers.
  • Tashihunpo Festival : From the 14th to 16th days of the fifth lunar month, Shigatse’s Tashilhunpo Monastery becomes the scene of three days of festivities. A huge thangka is unveiled at dawn and cham dances are performed.
  • Samye Festival : Held over two or three days from the full moon (15th day) of the fifth lunar month, the main events here are elaborate ritual ceremonies and cham dancing in front of the Utse. The monastery guesthouse is normally booked out, so bring a tent.

 
Saga Dawa Festival in June

 

Part 5. Must-try Dishes While Visiting Tibet in June

If you’ve been considering a trip to Tibet, you are likely to be wondering what Tibetan foods you might expect to find on your trip. You’ll quickly find that the Tibetan food culture is heavily influenced by its neighbors, so not all of the foods you’ll eat are unfamiliar. Living on inhospitable Qinghai-Tibet plateau with an average altitude of above 4000m, Tibetans develop their unique diet based on the distinctive natural resources. Tibetan cuisine, to a large extent, is shaped by distinct alpine environment, profound Tibetan Buddhism and subtle influence of neighboring Indian and Nepali food.

While you are left in awe by the stunning sacred mountains and holy Tibetan monasteries, etc. as you enjoy your Tibet tour, never miss the rare chance to have a real bite of Tibetan culture via a wide array of exotic Tibetan delicacies. The following Tibetan food and beverage are something you couldn’t afford to miss in Lhasa.

Food

  • Tsampa
  • Tibetan Yak Meat
  • Tibetan Momo
  • Tibetan Noodle Soup (Thukpa)
  • Tibetan Yogurt
  • Dre-si

Beverage

  • Tibetan Butter Tea
  • Tibetan Sweet Tea
  • Lhasa Beer
  • Chang (barley wine)

Part 6. Tips for Visiting Tibet in June

  • You need to be organized in a tour by travel agency. Independent travel in Tibet is not permitted. All foreign travelers going to Tibet must be organized in a tour that includes a private vehicle, a driver, Tibet travel permits , set travel itinerary and a tour guide.
  • Summer in Tibet is not very hot during the day, travelers can wear a dress.
  • It is necessary to bring sunscreen, which can protect you from intense UV.
  • June is the start of rainy season in Tibet, but the rain usually falls in the evening. It seldom rains during the day, however, in order to prevent the event, you’d better best take rain gears with you.

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.  

Questions:

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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