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Tibet is located on a plateau, surrounded by mountains, which prevents rain from entering the plateau. This means that except for the southeast region, most Tibetan areas are composed of grasslands, permafrost or tundra. Although the weather in a region varies greatly, frost occurs from November to April, and most lakes here will freeze throughout the winter.

Winter weather

Winter in Tibet means cold, dry and sunny blue sky. Compared with summer, the oxygen content in the air is thinner, but the visibility is higher. Throughout the winter, the sky is clear and the scorching sun can make you feel almost in the summer daytime. This is a good time to take pictures because the clarity of thin air has been improved. If you want to take a perfect picture of Mount Everest or see the surrounding universe on a starry night, then winter is an ideal time.

If you go to Tibet during the peak season (usually from July to August), you will meet most tourists from mainland China. The main attractions such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street will be crowded, so it is difficult to take any ideal photos, enjoy a quiet afternoon with a cup of coffee, etc. The prices of accommodation, vehicles, guides and tickets will rise a lot. Therefore, we recommend that you visit Tibet in the winter and experience the area without tourists. In Lhasa, Shigatse, Shannan, and Nyingchi, the temperature is not as cold as you think, because the sunshine is strong, the temperature during the day is about 10 ℃ to 15 ℃, warmer than many places in northern China. However, in areas like Mt. Kairash, Lake Namtso, etc. will be covered with snow and frost, and the road will be blocked due to heavy snow. Therefore, if you want to visit the northwestern Tibet and see the plateau lakes, it is recommended that you do not choose to go to Tibet in winter.

The main drop in temperature occurs at night, when the temperature drops below freezing. This can be resisted by warm clothes, a good sleeping bag, and camping tents, and you can even enjoy the luxury of a warm, comfortable hotel. All the hotels we used during the winter trip to Tibet are of high quality, and all rooms have heating systems, so your stay is more comfortable than ever. Whether you live in a good hotel in Lhasa or a local tent hotel in central Tibet, no matter where you go, you can ensure that you feel warm and comfortable.

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