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Best Travel Time to Tibet

Time: 2016-12-02 15:12:34

  When is the best time to visit Tibet? We may get different views from different person because Tibet is such an attractive place for lot of people, presenting its breathtaking landscape and unique Tibetan culture of all year round. Travelers have different interests and purposes, so  every single month can be the best time to visit Tibet .

Though summer is widely regarded as the best time to Tibet travel ,  some travelers prefer to travel to Tibet in autumn when the landscape of Tibet is most colorful. While some tourists love to go to Tibet in winter which is the best time to experience Tibetan pilgrims’ religious life.

Hence, what’s the best time to visit Tibet depends on each tourist’s interests and what are in their consideration, such as climate condition, Tibetan festivals, monthly highlights of Tibet and the cost of tour.

Most Ideal Weather to Visit Tibet in a Year - Summer & Autumn

If we only take weather into consideration,  April to October  or summer to autumn is the best time to visit Tibet, when the Tibet’s weather is not too harsh and most areas of Tibet are accessible. In addition, it is also the best time to visit well-known tourist sites in Tibet, such as Mount Everest and Lake Namtso.

The Lowest Cost Season to Visit Tibet - Winter

Cost on a tour is also a key concern for travelers and may be different in low and peak season. Logically, the prices of hotels, air tickets and tour services would be decreased in the low season and increased in the peak season.

If you are a shoestring traveler, you are highly recommended to travel to Tibet in winter which is the cheapest season to visit Tibet, with great discounts on kinds of fees. Besides, you will witness flocks of Tibetan pilgrims in Lhasa tibet , especially in front of Jokhang Temple.

Visit Tibet for Tibetan Festival Experiences

Travelers interested in traditional festivals and customs of Tibet should not miss interesting Tibetan festivals. For them, the best ones to visit Tibet are the famous Tibetan New Year, Saga Dawa Festival (religious month) and Shoton Festival (yogurt festival). 

Most Tibetan festivals are celebrated according to Tibetan calendar which is quite different from western ones. Therefore, travelers should first check the updated Tibetan lunar calendar’s festival when making a tour plan to Tibet.

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