Do you wanna see the amazing landscape of Tibet in winter? Maybe the following travel advice for Tibet winter tour can be helpful.
Generally, summer is the peak tourism season in Tibet, while most people assume that winter is not a good time to visit Tibet for it is dressed by ice and snow throughout the year. However, winter unlashes another charming attractions of Tibet. In fact, the temperature of Lhasa averages about 12 degrees centigrade in winter and the daytime temperatures of winter in Lhasa can be even higher as a result of intensive sunlight.
Two senior lamas are enjoying winter sunshine in Lhasa. The temperature of Lhasa at day time can reach over 20 degrees centigrade in winter. It is warm to bathe in the sunshine.
Besides, a series of price cut including ticket price, hotel price and flight discount will be implemented during winter. The ticket price for most scenic spots in Tibet is only half of that in the peak time for tourism in Tibet. The hotel price drops by about 40% to 60% from November to next March. Moreover, winter a festive season in Tibet. For Tibet winter travelers, festival celebrations are another attraction. Therefore, winter might be the best travel time for some travellers to Tibet. Here we would like to share some tips for travelling to Tibet in winter (or after October).
No crowds of tourists in Lhasa during winter. Travellers can enjoy a pleasant afternoon in a sweet tea house in Lhasa.
Firstly, preparing enough winter clothes is the most important. Enough thick clothes can keep you warm and prevent you from catching a cold or getting upper respiratory tract infections. The temperature in winter varies greatly between daytime and night. Down and feather garments or fur coats, fur boots, thermal underwear, gloves, hats and so on are of great help for a Tibet winter tour.
Winter scenery of Tibetan Plateau
Secondly, skin care products are also necessary for a winter tour to Tibet. The sunlight in winter is rather skin-damaging in Tibet. You'd better take along sunglasses, glacier caps, sunscreen cream, lip protectors and other skin care products with you to prevent over-exposure to intensive sunshine and snow blindness.
Colourful prayer flags under the blue sky on the Tibetan plateau
Thirdly, a camera with the ultraviolet filter will help you to take perfect pictures. The ultraviolet radiation is strong in winter in Tibet. With the ultraviolet filter, the pictures taken in winter will not be purple. When photographing a person against the light, you'd better use the flash lamp to make up for the shortage of light. The time for photographing is between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm for the color effects produced by low angle sunlight then can be of great visual impact.
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