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The best time to visit most Tibetan areas is May through October. The very best months are May/June and August/September, although Lhasa itself is nice most of the year. While there may be a few rain showers, the days are usually sunny and temperate. April and November can vary. December - February aren't the best months due to the weather, however many independent travelers like this time of the year when there are no crowds and the off-season prices save lots of money. This semiarid climate vary greatly from region to region in a single day. The average annual precipitation is only about 380 mm (about 15 in) and is considerably less in many areas. The southeast areas have the heaviest precipitation. Temperatures in the mountains and plateaus can be cool to cold, so always have a jacket on hand. A small. thin down jacket tied around the waist is always a good idea. Although winds can be a year-round feature, during August and September we haven't noticed them distracting us from anything we wanted to do. The most equable climates are found around the river valley areas. Check these links for average annual temperatures and temps during your planned trip times. Sudden drops in temperature after sunset are characteristic. Be prepared.
 

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OTHER TIBETAN AREA WEATHER NOTATIONS

Lhasa - In Lhasa and the central part of Tibet, the climate is usually normal and pleasant for traveling. It is neither ice-cold in winters nor too hot in summer. In may rain in the evening or during the night in the summer, May - September. With the wonderful sunshine, the days are literally perfect with a light sweater.
Nyingchi - In the southeastern region of Tibet which includes, Nyingchi, the climate is gentle and temperate.
Shigatse, Ghantse, Lhatse, Tingri, Nyalan, Mt. Everest, Friendship Hwy to Nepal: Come during the best months, but expect that the evening rains may cause some road problems and make travel a bit difficult, however the scenery is best before the first snow. August may have more rain and cause landslides. Early May and early October are the times with the clearest view of Mt. Everest, although we have seen it just fine in September. Check the weather.
In western Tibet like, in Nakqu, check the weather during your traveler schedule.
Mt. Kailash - Even without climate restrictions, this area is already inhospitable. The rainy season or snow could make the journey worse. The best times are May, June, July, September and October.
Eastern Tibet: Avoid the rainy season of July and August due to road closures. Winter, December-February many roads are closed due to snow and icy conditions. Best times are May and June and September/October.
Northern Tibet: This high altitude area is best July and August.
 
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