Tibet Weather and Climate Climate Basically, the Tibetan climate is not as harsh as many people imagine what it to be. The best travel period to Tibet is from April to the beginning of November, after which temperatures start to plummet.
The central Tibet, including Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Tsedang, generally has very mild weather from April to November, though July and August can be rainy - these two months usually see around half of Tibet`s annual rainfall.
October and November often bring some dazzling clear weather and daytime temperatures can be quite comfortable at Tibet`s lower altitude.
The coldest period falls in December to February the nest year. Unlike most peoples`idea, it is possible to visit Tibet in winter. AS the low altitude valleys of Tibet (around Lhasa, Shigatse and Tsedang) see very little snow, visitors can enjoy their trips in wintertime.
Spring does not really get under way until April, though March can have warm sunny days and is not necessarily a bad month to be in Tibet. More specific information in different areas:
Lhasa - the border of Nepal/China
The Friendship highway is basically in good conditions year-round. But from December to February, the thawed road could make some trouble. Besides, try to avoid August - landslide could happen in the rainy season.
Mt. Everest Region
Early May to early October are the best time to visit Mt. Everest. Due to the clear weather, you have great chance to see Mt. Everest`s true face. From December to February, it`s too cold to go to this region. But the magnetism of Mt. Everest always attracts people anytime of the year.
Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. Heavy rain and snow could make the journey even worse. However, for those determined tourists, the appropriate time is May, June, July, September and October.
Don`t touch this area in July or August, the rain could ruin the road, and make terrible landslides. While in winter, the road could be frozen.
With the average altitude of 4,500m, this area offers very limited time for tourists. Summer is the prime time to enjoy the great plain in northern Tibet.