Tibet Weather is not as harsh as many people think. It is good for travel to central Tibet of Lhasa, Shigartse, Tsetang, Gyantse all year round. The other destinations of North, West, East are good to visit from March to December, and the best time is August, September, October, November.
The period of monsoon is from mid-July till the end of September in Tibet. July and August are two months that receive almost half of Tibet’s annual rainfall . Travel to western Tibet becomes slightly difficult. During this period, the roads to the east are temporarily washed out and the Friendship Highway becomes impassable on the Nepal or the border.
Tibet Weather – Winter
Tibet is not a frozen wasteland during winter, but has a surprisingly mild climate in the central area of Tibet. The daily average temperature is around 8 degrees in Lhasa. It snows once a while and It is sun-shines all the time in central Tibet. However, the temperature in winter in Tibet still vary sharply between the day and night.
Winter is also a good time to see different festivals, the colors of plateau’s vegetation changes. The weather is characterized by dry air, small puffy white clouds, blue skies, gorgeous sunshine lights and ancient streets populated with Tibetans wearing traditional costumes.