Best Sightseeing Season for Different Regions in Tibet
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Best Sightseeing Season for Different Regions in Tibet

Update: Nov. 29th, 2013

Colorful Nyingchi in autumn

Tibet Autonomous Region has a vast territory, and the terrain in different regions is quite different from each other. In consideration of the special local environment and transportation condition, it is necessary to choose a best sightseeing season for tourists planning a Tibet tour and especially interested in certain regions.

Generally, the period between July and September is the best sightseeing season for most regions in Tibet. During that period, Tibet enjoys cool climate and fresh air while most regions in the same latitude are suffering a tropical summer. The climate on Tibet Plateau is mainly characterized by strong ultraviolet radiation, long sunshine duration, low temperature and less accumulated temperature. The southeastern Tibet has pretty complicated terrain and the road condition would be very bad in the rainy season. Tourists who've been to Tibet might have found that the scenic spots are quite far away from each other, and the local climate might be quite different from each other even in the same season. Therefore, scenic spots in different regions on Tibet Plateau have different best sightseeing seasons.

Best Sightseeing Season for Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse

The infrastructure construction in Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse are relatively better than the remote towns in Ngari or some other prefectures. Tourists visiting Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse are mainly interested in the historical and cultural sites which are rarely influenced by the natural weather condition. The climate in these cities/towns is relatively mild and it is suitable for sightseeing all year around. Tourists could visit these cities/towns at any time. It should be noted that there would be preferable discount in the admission tickets of certain spots, air tickets and hotel rooms. And the warm and lovely sunshine in Lhasa, Tsedang and Shigatse in winter always makes tourists be reluctant to leave.

Best Sightseeing Season for Nyingchi and Bome

The road condition between Lhasa and Nyingchi has been greatly improved recent years, and it is very safe and convenient to travel to Nyingchi even in the cold winter. With an average altitude of 2500 meters, Nyingchi is widely noted as the Switzerland on Tibet Plateau. Actually, Nyingchi is suitable for sightseeing all year around. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for tourists especially willing to appreciate the fascinating natural landscapes of lakes and mountains in Nyingchi. In the spring season between April and May, Nyingchi is a natural picture composed of green grassland, wild flowers, clear lakes and snow-capped mountains. The Peach Blossom Festival in Nyingchi would always be held in spring every year. Visitors could enjoy the In the autumn season between October and November, tourists travel to Nyingchi could see a colorful world composed of lakes, mountains and different plants.

Best Sightseeing Season for Ngari

With high altitude and severe climate, Ngari Prefecture is suitable for sightseeing between May and October. The magnificent plateau landscape there always make visitors deep impressed. For tourists willing to make kora around the holy Mt.Kailash, the period between May and June is the best season for the climate would be relatively better.

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