Tibet is located in the southwestern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The unique plateau climate brings Tibet thin air, low air pressure and low oxygen. With an average elevation of 4500 meters, Tibet weather can be described “extreme”, but Tibet’s uniqueness, charms and mysteries still attract tens of thousands tourists every year.
Before you travel to Tibet, to know more information about Tibet weather and climate is quite necessary. Our article below will introduce it from four aspects: temperature, air humidity, wind and solar radiation. Keep reading to know more details.
Part 2. Air humidity of Tibet
Part 3. Wind of Tibet
Part 4. Solar Radiation of Tibet
Part 5. What to Pack for Tibet Weather
Part 6: 6 Major Tourism Areas in Tibet upon Weather Comfort Index
Normally, people’s first impression on Tibet climate is chill. But in fact, Tibet is not as cold as you imagine. The key features of Tibet temperature are listed here for your reference.
Check the monthly temperature of the most-visited places in Tibet below and pick the best time to visit Tibet.
|Temperature Range of Tibetan main tourists areas|
Located in high altitude region, because of the long sunshine hours and rapid water evaporation, the air humidity of Tibet is quite low. Lip balm is a must-have item here and you’d better always carry one. Actually, the air humidity is related to weather conditions.
In Tibet, you might notice that almost everyone on the street wears masks and hats, which are essentials for them. There is a long wind season from November to April in Tibet. It hurts when the cold wind blows on face, so Tibetans often wear masks and hats for protection.
To travel in Tibet, you must pay attention to sun protection because of the strong solar radiation. Even in summer, it is not recommended to wear short-sleeved T-shirts. Directly exposing skin to the sun will easily cause sunburn.
Due to the complexity and uncertainty of Tibet weather, there are some essentials you can pack for your Tibet travel.
In order to provide better services for tourists, Tibet Meteorological Bureau divides Tibet into 6 major tourism areas out of the weather comfort index that includes temperature, air humidity, wind, sunshine and other climate conditions. This helps travelers make reasonable travel plans.
As shown in the map:
Area Ⅰ (Harsh ) : Covers Amdo and parts of the southern edge of Tibet.
Area Ⅱ (Hard): Covers Ali, southwest of Shigatse and most parts of Nagqu.
Area III (Moderate): Covers most of the area along Yarlung Zangbo River.
Area Ⅳ (Good): Mainly refers to the western part of Nyingchi, Qamdo, and Basu.
Area Ⅴ (Comfortable): Refers to the southeast of Nyingchi.
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?
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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