Travel Tips

What to Pack

Situated high above sea level, Tibet has fairly cold weather even in summer. Air temperature falls as the elevation rises and differs dramatically between daytime and night. Lhasa, the capital city, could have a temperature during daytime of around 10-25 Centigrade, but at night, temperature may plummet to 0 Centigrade or lower. You had better bring thick, warm coats when traveling Tibet. The roads are very dusty so consider wearing dark colored clothing. Do not forget a pair of durable and comfortable shoes, a backpack and a waist bag, which will make you move more freely.

Tibet Weather & Climate

In fact, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine it to be. It is suitable for travel to Tibet from April to the beginning of November, and the best time is August and September. But if you only stay in Lhasa, you can go there anytime of the year.

High Altitude Travel Tips

The high altitude and people’s reaction to it is one of the difficulties to travel to Tibet. But it is not so serious as you imagined if you know it and get prepared for it.

According to the health sector and medical experts’ suggestion, if you are going to travel to Tibet plateau, you’d better take a medical examination. People who suffer from high blood pressure, heart disease or chest problems should seek medical advice before going to Tibet.

An altitude over 3,000 meters is usually defined as high altitude, and most places in Tibet are higher than this level, especially the north and west area of Tibet.