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Winter the Best Time to Visit Tibet

 2016-11-23    Donna    Sights    Lhasa    2213  

It is said that July and August are the months for tourists to visit Tibet. However, the best time to visit Tibet is actually during winter. You’ll actually be surprised that the weather is actually very pleasant and there are far fewer tourists meaning you can make the most of your trip to the “Roof Top of the World” with no crowds and plenty of sunshine!


Winter in Tibet is warmer than you think

The winter months in Tibet start in December and ends in February. The average temperature during the day is about 14 degrees and by night the temperatures drops to about minus 9 degrees. During the day the sun is always shining so you can tour Tibet’s top attractions with the warm glistening sunshine to brighten up your day.



Tibetan Pilgrims

There is an influx of pilgrims during the winter months in Tibet. Famous monasteries and temples such as Jokhang Temple and Drepung Monastery are filled with devoted pilgrims. At the temples and monasteries you will be able to catch a glimpse of the traditional Tibetan prostration. Devout Tibetan pilgrims set out from their home towns prostrating all the way to Lhasa.


Great Natural Light for Photography  

In winter the scenery of Tibet is lit up by the golden rays of sunshine which means that this is best season to capture some of the best photography. Whilst exploring the fascinating yet mysterious culture of Tibet you can visit the wonderful tourist attractions under the clear blue sky. Overall, winter is probably the best time to snap the best photos of Tibet.


Make Huge Savings when Traveling during Winter

During winter there are substantially fewer tourists to Tibet and this means you can save more money during your stay. You will find that hotels are half empty during this season and there are notably fewer crowds at tourist attractions and restaurants. With fewer queues and people you can fit in even more time to visit more tourist sites in Tibet. 


Acute Mountain Sickness

With all good things there must be some bad, one of the biggest problems with touring Tibet during the winter is that the air is 50% thinner. This means Acute Mountain Sickness might kick in sooner causing you a few headaches, episodes of nausea and dizziness. Give yourself a few days to adjust to the high altitude, if symptoms get worse you should seek medical help.  


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