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Dressing Guide for Tibet Travel

There are four distinct seasons in Tibet, with great temperature differences between day and night. Tourists come to Tibet should mainly wear comfortable clothes of your own. In general, Tibet is not hot in summer and the sensible temperature there is very pleasant. Moreover, it is not cold in winter, the bitter cold wind in the north area does not exist in Tibet. Even compared to most provinces in the south region of the Yangtze River, Tibet is still a little warmer. And Lhasa is better known as the Holy City of Sunshine.

What Clothes Should You Take for the Trip to Tibet in Spring?

Ice and snow begin to melt in spring, and Tibet is still slightly cold at this time. But the outdoor temperature will not be too low if there is sunny. You will go out for a trip so there will be many outdoor activities. It is recommended to wear loose sports dresses or casual clothes. And the choice of shoes should be lightweight and comfortable. Although there is a chill in the air in early spring, but the peach blossoms of Nyingchi in Tibet are quite intoxicating at this time.

Suitable clothes for travel in Lhasa: suits, lined clothes, dust coats, casual clothes, jackets, sweaters, fleece jackets, down jackets and other warm clothes.

Is It Cold to go to Tibet in Summer? Is It Necessary to Take Down Jackets?

This time is the tourist season in Tibet. The sun is shining brightly and the temperature is comfortable there. The temperature in Lhasa is also high in the day, so you can wear long-sleeved T-shirts, casual pants and other summer clothes. But the temperature differences are still great between day and night, so there will be a little coolness at night. Pay attention to take one or two cold-proof clothes. And casual shoes will be fine. Take warm clothes such as sweaters and down jackets if you go to somewhere at high altitude. The temperature in those places may drop to several degrees below zero at night. The higher the altitude, the lower the temperature. As for shoes, high-top outdoor shoes or hiking shoes will be more suitable.

Suitable clothes for travel in Lhasa: short-sleeved T-shirts, long-sleeved T-shirts, suits, dust coats and casual clothes.

How Is the Climate for the Trip to Tibet in Autumn?

Tibet is with a unique charm in autumn. A large area of ripening highland barley is like the golden steppe that sways in the wind along the plateau road from Lhasa to Shigatse. You should take cold-proof clothes, and wear thick coats and pants in some areas such as Nyingchi of Lhasa. And long johns are indispensable. The temperature there will not be too low in the day. But it is very low during the night that you should try to stay indoors. You should take chunky sweaters, thickened down jackets and other warm clothes if you go to somewhere at high altitude. The nocturnal temperature in those areas may drop to minus 10 degrees.

Suitable clothes for travel in Lhasa: long-sleeved T-shirts, suits, lined clothes, dust coats, casual clothes, jackets, sweaters, fleece jackets, down jackets and other warm clothes.

What's the Temperature in Tibet in Winter? Is It Suitable for A Trip?

There is a peaceful beauty at this time in Tibet, just like a child sleeps soundly in swaddling clothes. Most tourists entering Tibet at this time are intending to appreciate the scenery of the snow-covered plateau and feel the warm sunshine there. Some places such as Ngari and Nam-Co have been closed due to heavy snowfall that it is not suitable for a trip. But cities like Lhasa and Shigatse in winter are still worth a visit. It is very agreeable to bask in the sunshine at Jokhang Temple Square in the day. The temperature will reach a several degrees below zero in the morning and evening, and you should wear sweaters and down jackets. Also it is recommended to wear thick sports pants and long johns with good warm keeping performance to withstand the cold winter. As for shoes, black-soled shoes filled with cotton will be fine.

Suitable clothes for travel in Lhasa: suits, fleece jackets, outdoor jackets, thickened down jackets, cotton-padded pants, cotton-padded shoes, cotton-padded caps, gloves, face masks and other warm clothes.


1. Scenic spots at high altitude such as Nam-Co, Mount Everest and Ngari require warm clothes such as sweaters and down jackets all year round. It’s okay to take chunky sweaters only for a day trip to Nam-Co in July or August, but feathers and downs will be warmer if you stay the night there. As for scenic spots at lower altitude such as Lhasa, Nyingchi, Shigatse and Shannan, you can refer to the dressing guides in four seasons above to prepare the suitable clothes.

2. There are strong ultraviolet rays and dry airs all year round in Tibet. You can take caps, sunglasses, lipsticks, sunblocks, moisturizing skin care products, etc.

3. You can buy warm clothes when you arrive Lhasa if you have too many baggage to take or you are bothered to take them, but it’s better to take your own thermal underwear. You can rent jackets and cotton-padded clothes there.

4. There are great temperature differences between day and night in Tibet. The differences can reach 15 degrees in winter. And the temperature differences between day and night in other seasons are about 10 degrees. Tourists entering Tibet for the first time should pay attention to keep warm to avoid colds affecting your journey.

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