Tibet Tourism Climate – Ngari Plateau, Southeastern Tibet
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Tibet Tourism Climate – Ngari Plateau, Southeastern Tibet

Update: Jan. 5th, 2013

Senery in Southeastern Tibet

The specific weather condition has been one of the largest concerns for tourists planning a Tibet tour. As a professional Tibet tour operator, Tibet Tour would like to provide some information regarding the tourism climate of Ngari Plateau and Southeastern Tibet for tourists willing to pay a visit to Mt. Kailash or Baksumtso Lake.

Tibet Tourism Climate – Ngari Plateau

The annual average precipitation on Ngari Plateau is about 75 millimeters to 164 millimeters. There is no summer, especially in Shiquanhe Town and Purang County. The maximum monthly precipitation here is 30 millimeters which would generally happens in March or August. The precipitation in Gaize County is relatively more and the rainfall would mainly focused in July and August.

The average minimum temperature on Nagri Plateau is about -0.1 to 3.2? and the extremely low temperature was recorded as -44.6? in Gaize County in February, 2004. The average maximum temperature in summer is about 9? to 22?. The extremely high temperature was recorded as 27.6? in Shiquanhe Town. The annual sunshine duration on Ngari Plateau even reaches 3417 hours. Actually, Nagri Plateau is the driest region on Tibet Plateau. But the severe climate condition here couldn't stop the tourists interested in the historical sites and natural sites here, such as the noted Ruin of the Guge Kingdom and the famous holy center – Lake Manasarovar and Mt. Kailash.

Tibet Tourism Climate – Southeastern Tibet

Nyingchi, Bome and Zay are located in the sub-tropical zone with an average altitude of 2688 meters. Southeastern Tibet is the main forest and canyon area in Tibet. The climate here is characterized by warm in winter and cool in summer. The plants here always grow very well for the abundant rainfall. Southeastern Tibet attracts a large number of tourists with its picturesque and breathtaking natural scenery composed of clean rivers and high mountains covered with snow and plants.

The annual precipitation in Southeastern Tibet is about 445 millimeters to 902 millimeters. The maximum precipitation is recorded as 1262 millimeters in Bome County in 1988 while the minimum precipitation is recorded as 488.3 millimeters in Nyingchi in 1972. Most of the rainfall focused between April and October. The rainfall in summer takes about 70 percent of the annual precipitation here.

The annual average temperature in Southeastern Tibet is 8? to 13?. The average temperature in summer is about 12? to 19?. The average maximum temperature is about 19? to 25?. The extreme high temperature is 27? to 32 ? and it would commonly appears in the period between July and September. In summer, the relative air humidity is about 70 percent to 80 percent and the oxygen content in the air could be higher than 80 percent. Hence, Nyingchi is widely regarded as a good summer resort.

Actually, Nyingchi is a region rich in tourism resources. The snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers here are of great charm for tourists from other corners of the world. The primitive forests in Medog County and Milin County, as well as the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon attract a large number of tourists interested in adventure and exploration.


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