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Tibet Weather in Winter

Traveling to Tibet in winter, you will find different fun! Tibet in winter can be calculated from November to the following Febuary.

Lhasa Weather in Winter

During the day, the average temperature is 9 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to wear suits, jackets, trench coats, casual clothes, jackets, suits, thin sweaters and other warm clothes. It is recommended to wear cotton-padded clothes, winter coat, leather jacket, tweed coat, felt hat, gloves, down jacket, leather jacket and other heavy warm clothes at night.

In winter, Lhasa is dry and has a little water vapor. The weather is fine every day, and the visibility is very good. Occasionally, it is accompanied by windy and dusty. In winter, from November to December in winter, the temperature is roughly between minus 10 degrees Celsius and 10 degrees Celsius. The temperature difference is large; as the warmest period is at noon. It is necessary to keep warm when the sun goes down. Walking in the streets of Lhasa in the winter, the sun is still slightly warm, but the temperature is all brought by the sun. There is a possibility of snowfall every December to welcome the New Year in the snowing.

Every year in February, the basic temperature remains around zero degrees Celsius, until the middle of March will turn back to warm.

Many people think that the winter in Lhasa is bitterly cold and there is no way to do outdoor activities. In fact, it is not. The snow plateau is covered with sunshine and the direct sunlight is warmer than other cities. During the day, sitting outside is warm, people drinking local sweet tea, even the dogs are lazily basking in the sun.

There are few tourists on Barkhor Street. Tibetan pilgrims are marching towards their faith step by step. The Potala Palace and Jokhang Temples are not crowded in winter, thus no need to hurry for the queue up. You can enjoy the murals, sculptures, and stories while feel the warmth of the sunshine. In the evening, the family lights, and smoke rise, people sitting together talking about fun stories.

At the end of the year, various festive activities also began to warm up, and you may enjoy the grandest Tibetan new clothes. At this time, if there was a heavy snow, the whole Lhasa would dress in white. After the snow stopped the Potala Palace looks as clear as crystal, standing appears ethereal and holy. If it happens to be Christmas in Lhasa, it is also a special experience.

Yamdrok Lake in Winter

The wind in Yamdrok Lake is very strong in the winter, the climate is capricious, dry and anoxic, the annual precipitation is 328.4 mm, the annual average temperature is 2.5 °C, and the winter is around 0 °C, but with the blowing, you cannot stay too long by the lake, as the skin cannot stand the wind and cold.

In the winter, the southeastern region of Tibet and the surrounding area of Lhasa were not covered by heavy snow, nor were roads blocked by heavy snow. Namtso Lake was also closed by heavy snow at the end of October, and Yamdrok Lake is not far away, thus Yamdrok Lake as one of the three holy lakes, is the best choice. The lake is rarely frozen or blocked by roads, and is still clear and remain in deep blue in winter.

Nyingchi Weather in Winter

From November to next February, the temperature in Nyingchi during the day is around 8 degrees Celsius, and at night the temperature in Nyingchi is around minus 1 degree Celsius. It is recommended to wear a coat, a coat or a jacket.

The climate is basically dry, the afternoon wind is relatively large, and there are very few people going there.

Do not think that Ningchi is only worth playing in spring and summer, and winter is the quality travel that only few people know.

Many people come to Nyingchi many times and may not be able to see the whole picture of Namcha Barwa, because the Nyingchi Region where Namcha Barwa is located is lower in altitude, high in humidity, and haunted by clouds all the year round. It is more difficult to see the whole picture in the spring and summer seasons with many rains. This mountain can only suitable for winter travelers.

Going deeper behind, the Rankwa Tso is beautiful in winter, and the snow falls in Rawok looks like blue pearls falling in the snowy mountains; The Snow Mountain in Lu Lang, Nyingchi and Basongtso are also magnificent in the winter, even the random photographs are all looks wonderful, not inferior to any Northland scenery.

Namtso Weather in Winter

In the winter of January and February, the temperature is minus 10 degrees Celsius ~ 5 degrees Celsius, there are snowing and icy weather; the road to Namtso is often blocked by heavy snow, it is not recommended to go at this time, if you insist on the tour, must be waiting when the weather is stable, the road is unblocked.

If you are visiting Namtso in winter, what you can see is a lake full of ice, or accumulated ice on the lake only. At this time, go to Namtso, warm measures must be well prepared. The tops can choose a combination of thick sweater + down jacket; pants can choose thick warm pants + thick sweatpants; shoes are recommended to choose warm outdoor shoes or sports shoes, at this time Namtso Lake got a lot of snow, the shoes must have anti-slip function.

Tips: At this time, go to Namtso, the ice on the lake or the snowy mountains in the distance will reflect the sunshine and makes your eyes a little bit dazzling, it is recommended to bring sunglasses

In short, there are many interests of trips to Tibet in winter waiting for you to discovery. Such as: hotels and scenic spots will cut prices, reception capacity is sufficient, the train and flight tickets will not be particularly tight, and can more understanding of the city and local folk customs in a depth way.

Tips on Visiting Tibet in Winter:

1. In the winter, the ultraviolet rays are still strong. In addition to the basic sun protection measures, masks and sunglasses can be worn. The masks can block the ultraviolet rays and cold wind and protect the face. If you take long-term outdoor activities while snowing, do wear sunglasses to prevent snow blindness.

2. Winter is more important to keep warm than other seasons, the following areas, for example: to Shigatse or Everest, hats and scarves can not be missed, the wind is very strong on the edge of the observation deck of Yamdrok Lake, coupled with the bleak wind thus must be prepared well for keeping warm while outdoors.

3. Daily hydration and moisturization are also necessary. Since it was very dry in winter, for the conditional hotel can request a humidifier and placed it in the room, or put a glass of water beside the bed to increase the humidity in the air.

4. The oxygen content in the air is lower than other times in winter, so please pay attention to remain sufficient sleep and rest before departure. On the first day in Tibet do not practice violent exercise, prepare some cold medicine, anti-inflammatory drugs to prevent physical discomfort in advance.

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