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Best Time for Trekking in Tibet

March,19 2019 BY Lobsang Tsering 0 COMMENTS

Tibet is a really great and beautiful place for trek and hike. You will be able to see great mountains on your trekking route and also different kind of peaceful animals on your way.

Spring and Autumn are Best Seasons for Trekking

The best time to go to Tibet is in spring and autumn which are respectively from April to May and August to October. During these times there is no rain that stops your trekking tour in Tibet and it’s not too hot to walk in the wildness of Tibet.

Tibet in SpringBeautiful view of the Potala Palace in spring.

During trek, you have to pass through many passes and hills that’s why weather should be first thing that you have to know. If you come to Tibet in wrong season then you will not be able to complete your trek route and also you might get sick. So weather condition is very important for trekkers.

And if you trek in these seasons all the places are beautiful and also you are able to go through those passes without any problem. If you start a Tibet trekking tour in wrong season then you might not be able to pass through passes and you will not be able to accomplish your mission.

Trekking in Tibet in Summer and Winter

If you want to enjoy a tibet trekking tour in Tibetan summer and winter time, due to the weather condition, you may encouter rain fall and snow. Tibet is a summer resort compared with other cities in China because of high altitude. Even if it’s summer when you go through passes it might snow on the top of the pass because of its high altitude and you will not be able to make it.

Trekking means we are going off the road and climbing on hills and all different places because of these you might slip on those slippery areas and you might get in a big trouble. Therefore, it's suggested to enjoy a short trek in Tibetan summer time.

Trekking in Tibet SummerOne of our clients is trekking in Tibetan summer time.

In Tibetan winter time, it's very cold and also you will definitely not be able to go through passes and you will not be able to trek as you wanted. So you are highly recommended to come in spring and autumn season which are the best seasons to trek in the highland.

Most Popular Trek Routes

There are two greatest trek routes which are also ancient pilgrim routes too, namely, Ganden to Samye trek and Old Tingri to Everest Base Camp trek.

One is from Ganden monastery (First Gelugpa sect monastery) to Samye monastery (First monastery in Tibet which was built in 8th century with the help of Guru Padmasambava). Both the two monasteries are center of Tibetan religious culture.

Hiking from Ganden to Samye is one of the most popular routes in Tibet. This trek route covers lakes, beautiful alpine forests and meadows, and you might see nomads and some animals and beautiful birds in alpine area. This hiking may begin less than 50km from Lhasa but it is a demanding 4-5 days, over a distance of 80km and crossing 2 high passes over 5000m. And if you feel like you will not be able to finish it in these days you can extent it one day more to complete your trek line.

Tingri to Everest TrekTourists enjoy their Tingri to Mount Everest trek in June.

The other is from Tingri to Everest Base Camp route, covering about 70 km and taking 4 days and you have to go through two passes and about two canals. On the way you will be able to see great Mount Everest and mount Cho Oyu which is also above 8000 meters. And you can see lots of passes from top of the hills and passes and also you can see nomads and their herds and you might be able to see deer and mountain goats from distance.

Lobsang Tsering

About the Author - Lobsang Tsering

I am a tour guide in Tibet an was Born in Kham Tibet, I am the father of 2 little girls, bachelor's degree. I have more than 7-years experience of being a tour guide in Tibet. I am a warm, friendly, knowledgeable and attractive guy.

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