Tibet Tour in April and May
------The Best Months for Viewing Mount Everest
As one of the best months to travel in Tibet, April is always considered as the warm-up of Tibet’s peak tourism season, while May is the beginning of Tibet’s peak tourism season. With most areas of Tibet become warmer, the landscapes of Tibet start to refresh from the long winter. Tourists at home and abroad begin rush to Tibet by air or by train, but the scenic spots would not be so crowded by tourists during this time.
April and May are also regarded as the best time to visit Mt. Everest for mountaineering enthusiasts. Flocks of climbers with different colors gather at the Everest Base Camp, turning the base camp into a small UN. For tourists, it is also a great time to visit Everest as you get a chance to witness several brave climbers as well as enjoy a close view of the real appearance of the world’s highest peak. The Mt. Everest is always surrounded by cloud and mist in the other seasons, but not in this season.
It is always sunny on Tibet Plateau during April and May. The temperature of Lhasa during the day is about 20℃ in this season, while be less than 10℃ in the night. So you need to prepare some warm clothes for your Tibet tour in April and May.
Apr:-10℃ ~ 6℃
May:-1℃ ~ 15℃
Apr:1℃ ~ 16℃
May:6℃ ~ 20℃
Apr:-9.1℃ ~ 6℃
May:3℃ ~ 12℃
Apr:-15℃ ~ 1℃
May:1℃ ~ -15℃
Apr:-6℃ ~ 8℃
May:-3℃ ~ 11℃
Apr:12℃ ~ 28℃
May:16℃ ~ 28℃
Tibet Small Group Tours Available in Apr. and May to Join
8 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Small Group Tour: marvel at Mt.Everest real close
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Lhasa
Almost all the itineraries covering Everest Base Camp originate from this classic itinerary. The travel route to EBC involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder.
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15 Days Kailash and Manasarova Small Group Tour: A pilgrim’s final fantasy and the greatest overland trip in Tibet.
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - E.B.C - Lake Manasarova - Kailash Trek - Saga - Shigatse - Lhasa
This is truly a journey to feel, magnificent temples, mountain passes, snow-capped peaks, nomad camps, pilgrims of Tibet. Start the trip from exploring the heart of central Tibet.
From USD 2026 p.p
10 Days Lhasa to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Mt. Everest - Namtso - Lhasa
The travel route to EBC & Namtso Lake involves all the awe-inspiring attractions, religious sites and magnificent natural wonder in Tibet.
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4 Days Lhasa Impression Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa
This classic Lhasa city group tour is the best choice for tourists who have limited time or visit Tibet for the first time. After visiting the must-sees in Lhasa, you will have a comprehensive impression of Tibetan culture and pave the way for your revisit in the near future.
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5 Days Lhasa and Yamdrok Lake Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Yamdrok Lake - Lhasa
This itinerary involves the major attractions in Lhasa: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery and Sera Monastery, and a day tour to the holy lake Yamdrok, one of the three sacred lakes in Tibet.
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6 Days Central Tibet Culture Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse- Lhasa
The week-long Journey gives tourists a rare opportunity to taste the essence of Tibetan Culture in central Tibet. Besides, the must-see scenery like Yamdrok Lake and glaciers, vital monasteries are also covered in the itinerary.
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5 Days Lhasa Small Group Tour with Three Major Monasteries
Tour Route: Lhasa
The 5 days tour features the major monasteries of Tibet, Drepung monastery,Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery, which are 3 main Yellow sect Monasteries in Lhasa. Through this tour, tourists may have a better understanding of the largest and mainstream leading sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
From USD 590 p.pAvailable Departures
6 Days Travel to Sky Lake - Lhasa and Lake Namtso Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
This itinerary covers major scenic spots in Lhasa and tourists will be able to see majestic mountainous range and sacred lakes on the roof of the world.
From USD 760 p.pAvailable Departures
8 Days Central Tibet and Namtso Small Group Tour
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Lhasa
The cultural tour takes tourists to visit the hot attractions in main cities of Tibet and appreciate the spectacular view of two scared lakes.
From USD 890 p.pAvailable Departures
10 Days Holy Mt. Kailash Group Tour for Indian Pilgrims (Only for Indians living in China)
Tour Route: Lhasa – Shigatse – Saga – Darchen – 3 Day Kailash Kora – Darchen
The 10 days Mount Kailash tour from Lhasa is tailor-made for Indian pilgrims living in China. It covers the 3-day kora around Mount Kailash and a visit to the sacred Manasarovar Lake. The trip will end with a direct flight leaving from Ngari.
From USD 1880 p.pAvailable Departures
17 Days Kailash Manasarovar Full Moon Tour & Guge Kingdom Exploration
Tour Route: Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Saga - Darchen - Kailash Kora (3 days) - Manasarovar - Guge Kingdom - Saga - Sakya - Shigatse - Lhasa
This tour allows tourists to enjoy the divine experience and ultimate religious and natural attractions across Tibet,esp. in Ngari Prefecture on full moon date.
From USD 2190 p.pAvailable Departures
Most Popular Private Tibet Tour Itineraries for Traveling in Apr. and May
4 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 4-day classic Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour is customized for the tourists who are eager to visit the world’s highest mountain - Mount Everest with an extremely tight schedule.
7 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest and Kathmandu
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Gyirong - Kathmandu
This 7-day classic Lhasa to Kathmandu overland tour brings you to travel from Tibet to Nepal via Gyirong Port and takes in all the stunning tourist attractions along Sino-Nepal Highway.
8 Days Private Kathmandu to Lhasa Overland Tour with EBC
Tour Route:Kathmandu - Kyirong - EBC - Tingri - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa
This 8-day Kathmandu to Lhasa overland tour takes you to travel from the gorgeous Kathmandu Valley to holy Lhasa City via Gyirong Port.
8 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa
This 8-day classic Lhasa to Everest Base Camp tour takes you to get a close-up view of the world’s summit - Mount Everest at your preferred departure date and travel style.
10 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to EBC and Namtso
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Shigatse - Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Lhasa
This 10-day Lhasa EBC Namtso tour is perfectly designed for the nature lovers to unveil the mysteries of the majestic Mount Everest and the fascinating Yamdroktso and Namtso.
10 Days Private Tour from Nyingchi to Lhasa and Namtso Lake
Tour Route:Nyingtri - Lhasa - Namtso Lake - Damxung - Lhasa
This in-depth Eastern Tibet Tour route nearly covers all the tourist sites in the eastern Tibet, including Rawok lake,Niyang River, Barksum-tso, Laigu Glacier, etc.
15 Days Private Tour from Lhasa to Kailash and Manasarovar
Tour Route:Lhasa - Gyantse - Shigatse - Everest Base Camp - Saga - Darchen - Drirapuk - Dzutripuk - Darchen - Saga - Sakya - Shigatse - Lhasa
This itinerary is customized for tourists to tour all the best highlights of Tibet with the flexible visit to Mount Everest Base Camp and trekking to Mount Kailash.
FAQs about Tibet Tour in Apr. and May
Why April and May are the most cost-effective months to visit Tibet?
April and May are the start of tourism in Tibet, though not yet the start of the peak months. While the weather is generally warmer than in the winter, the spring months are still not too busy, with fewer tourists than in the peak period. The warming temperatures make travel more comfortable, though nights can still be cool, so you still need a sleeping bag in the more remote areas. The scenery of the spring months can also be one of the more beautiful in Tibet, with new growth on the trees and bushes, and plenty of spring blossoms blooming across the region.
How about Tibet weather in April and May? And what to wear?
Spring, from April to May, is one of the best times to get both sun and dry weather, without the cold of winter. Sunny skies prevails throughout the spring months, and while it is not overly warm, it can be a very pleasant time to travel. Temperatures are getting better, rising to as high as 16-18 degrees in some areas of the plateau. When it comes to clothes, though, you will still need to have some warmer sweaters and jackets for the cooler evenings and nights. Overall, you can usually manage with lighter clothes and without the thermals, but bring some gloves, and a hat to protect your head from the sun.
Why April and May are the best time to visit Mount Everest?
As the weather improves, the snow around the mountains begins to melt, and by April and May, the area around Everest is perfect for viewing the summit and for taking the trek from Tingri to EBC. Warmer weather makes the trip more pleasant, and you are guaranteed to get the best views of the mountain.
Can I see pinky peach blossoms in early April?
In Nyingchi, the peach blossoms usually start to bloom from around the middle of March, but it does depend largely on the climate. Normally, by the middle of April, the blossoms are covering the countryside across the area of Nyingchi, especially along the banks of the Yarlung Tsangpo River.
Is Lake Namtso still frozen in April?
By April, the ice of winter has usually started its melt on Lake Namtso, and the waters are showing crystal clear once more. There may still be some ice around the edges of the lake and along the shoreline, with a little snow remaining, but overall, the lake has taken on its unfrozen turquoise aspect once again.
What is the best festival to enjoy in Apr. and May?
Chawalong Village is located in Chayu County, Nyingchi Prefecture, Tibet. Chawalong has very limited resources, with no access to electricity, phone signals, etc., almost everywhere! Most importantly, there are only 4 roads connecting Chawalong to outside world. However, whichever road you choose, you are going to need to ride horses though some rough sections. Thus, horse is a very important part of Chawalong villagers’ life.
Chawalong Horse Festival falls on Feb. 15th in Tibetan calendar. If you want to experience the most local and traditional life of Tibet, watching the horse festival is your second-to-none choice. Because of very bad road conditions,sometimes horse is the best and the only choice. Villagers also take horse as the closest friends and intimate family member. Horse Racing Festival is a way to communicate,to mingle and also a way to show manliness and bravery.
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