Lhasa Weather & Seasons


As in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, Lhasa is typical highland temperate semi-arid monsoon climate. The air is clean and thin. Most of days are sunny with fewer rains, which gives Lhasa the name of “city of sunshine”. It is usually mild all the year around without cold winter and hot summer.

The average temperature in Lhasa is 8.3 °C (47 °F). The warmest average max/ high temperature is 24 °C (75 °F) in June. The coolest average min/ low temperature is -10 °C (14 °F) in January. Lhasa receives on average 406 mm (16.0 in) of precipitation annually or 34 mm (1.3 in) each month.

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Lhasa Seasons to Go

Spring in Lhasa is dry and starts to get warm but sometimes it is a little bit chilly. Sunshine is plentiful and pleasant. There are fewer waterfalls. Be an early bird to visit Lhasa in spring, you will get a great discount because there are fewer tourists.
Seasonal Activities
Visiting the monasteries (Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery, Ganden Monastery) and Potala Palace under the comfortable sunshine.
Spring in Lhasa
Summer is mild with some waterfalls. But ultraviolet rays are strong in the day time, so please remember to bring sunglasses and sun scream. There is a big range of temperature between daytime and night. So a jacket or sweater is suggested to be packed.
Seasonal Activities
Camping around the Namtso Lake is strongly recommended in this season. You can also relax yourself in the hot spring of Yangpachen.
Summer in Lhasa
Autumn is believed to be the best time for Tibet travel. It is cool and mostly sunny days with blue air and floating thin clouds. Prepare long-sleeve shirts, sweater and overcoat for early morning and night.
Seasonal Activities
Yangpachen trekking and camping around the Namtso Lake.
Autumn in Lhasa
It is not as cold as most of other areas of Tibet in Lhasa when winter comes. But it is windy with small degree. In the daytime, there is sunshine usually which is very warm. The average temperature is about 10 °C. Prepare winter clothes, sunglasses and lip balms.

Actually, if you plan to visit only Lhasa and surrounding area in winter, we suggest you come. The weather is not very cold and the hotel and tour rates are cheaper than usual.
Winter in Lhasa

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