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Tibet Weather, climate and geography

Weather and climate

Best time to visit

High altitude and strong sun mean that Tibet generally has warm days and cool nights. That said temperatures can fluctuate dramatically and you should bring warm clothing even in summer. Despite being called the 'Land of Snows,' there's actually not that much snowfall, even in winter! Rainfall is minimal and occurs mostly in July and August. The best time to visit Tibet is between April and October. High season is considered to be July, August and the weeks following the national holidays of May 1 and October 1. The shoulder season months of April and May are good times to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. The best months for trekking are July, August and September. Winter is very cold and accommodation and eating options are limited but if you are well equipped, it can be a spectacular time to visit Tibet.