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Tibet Travel Tips for Tour in September

September is one of the best months to visit Tibet after the monsoon season of Tibet. September is another wonderful season to view the world’s highest Mt. Everest. In addition, Tibet in autumn presents amazing natural landscape of fabulous mountains and lakes. A large number of tourists flock into Tibet. The following are some Tibet travel tips for tour in September.

Tourists in LhasaTwo cyclists are touring Barkhor street in Lhasa in September

Tibet temperature in September

The Tibet temperature in September varies from  9 to 21 degrees centigrade, so the drastic temperature change between day and night is always the main characteristic on the Tibetan plateau. To enjoy an impressive Tibet tour in September, tourists should increase and decrease the warm clothes as the temperature changes. If you make a Tibet tour to a higher area, down coat is absolutely necessary.

Besides, it usually rains at night in Tibet during September. Generally, it would not rain during the daytime. The rainy season would  pass quickly around late September. Overall, the sky would always look more blue and cleaner in the morning after the rain stops. The strong radiation of sunshine during the daytime makes the temperature increase rapidly. Therefore, September is said to be one of the best months to visit Tibet.

Highlights of Tibet Tour in September

It is said that the oxygen content on Tibet Plateau in Autumn is much higher compared with other seasons and tourists might be better protected from the possible altitude sickness due to the high altitude here. Thus, it is actually quite comfortable to go everywhere of Tibet, especially the sacred Mt. Kailash, holy Lake Manasarovar, Namtso Lake and Mt. Everest.

The world’s highest peak - Mt. Everest

Mount Everest in SeptemberYou will appreciate the clear view of Mt. Everest in September.

After April and May, September is another recommended month to make a Tibet Everest Base Camp Tour as the visibility is much higher compared to the monsoon season in summer. Tourists travelling to Tibet in September will have the chance to witness the most clear and magnificent natural landscape of Mt. Everest. The amazing sunset glow and sunrise landscape here will make Tibet tour a journey of a lifetime.

Heavenly Lake Namtso

Namtso Lake Shooting in SeptemberTourists are busying photographing the stunning beauty of Namtso Lake at twilight in September.

Reputed as the most beautiful lake in Tibet, the Heavenly Namtso Lake is a sacred lake you couldn't afford to miss, especially a Tibet tour in summer and autumn when it is the best time to visit the holy lake at the foot of Nyainqentanglha Range.A trek around the lake is highly recommended to get a closer view of the natural wonders there.

Ongkhor Festival 

Harvesting-the-WheatTibetan farmers are harvesting the wheat on the farm.

Autumn is a harvest season on the Tibetan plateau. Thus, Tibetans would hold a festival to pray for a good harvest, that is, Ongkor Festival, also known as Bumper Harvest Festival. "Ongkor" in Tibetan means "surrounding the farmland." Various interesting celebration activities are held, such as  horse racing, shooting, dancing and singing, Tibetan traditional Opera, stone lifting, wrestling, etc. 

Master Catherine Jigme

About the Author - Master Catherine Jigme

With exceptional passion and outstanding leadership, Mrs. Catherine has dedicated herself to Tibet inbound tourism and China tour for 15 years. As one of the handful females who see great potential of Chinese inbound tourism, Catherine has made great contribution to promoting Tibet tourism and enhancing the employment of Tibetans and prosperity of local Tibetan community.

Over the years, she travelled overseas with Tibet Tourism Bureau many times to promote Tibet tourism. Currently, Catherine works as the marketing director of Tibet Vista, an opinion leader behind the whole team of Tibet Vista.

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