Tibet's Climate

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Lhasa and the Surrounding Areas

Most people will begin their trip in Lhasa which, due to its lower elevation, is an ideal place to acclimatise to the altitude. Here, it’s generally sunny and warm and wetter than other areas in Tibet. It’s suitable to visit Lhasa all-year-round. Bordered by mountains, both Shigatse and Gyantse have similar climates with mild summer temperatures and lashings of snow in the winter. The best time to visit these areas is between May and October.

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Mount Everest

Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world so, as you might expect, it’s climate can be more extreme. However, in areas that are more popular with travellers, such as the Everest Base Camp, the weather is less severe and you can usually expect warm sunshine. The best time to visit this region is between April and October, when there is a better chance of seeing a clear view of the peak.

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local holy men seated in Kathmandu in Nepal

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Mixing Tibet with China or Nepal will take your trip to a whole new level. Travel between Himalayan peaks, meet red-robed monks and feel on top of the world.
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Rambler Tales

Journey to the Himalayas | Maria’s Tibetan Adventure

25th March 2015 by Rickshaw Ramblers

Maria recently travelled to Tibet with Rickshaw and was kind enough to share her beautiful photos and insightful observations with us upon her return…enjoy!

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