Tibet Tour in Winter 2013
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Tibet Tour in Winter 2013

Update: Dec. 22nd, 2013

winter view of Mt. Everest

Make a Tibet tour in winter 2013 is a good plan for tourists love the bright sunshine. Be different from some other regions in south China, the sun is shining over all the earth on Tibet Plateau. The cloudless blue sky in Tibet makes the snow-capped mountains and lakes looked more fascinating.

Tibet Tour in Winter 2013 – Best Season to Explore the Mountain View & Buddhism Culture

The experienced travelers hold that winter is the best season to visit Mt. Namjagbarwa – the 15th highest mountain above the sea level. Tourists planning a Tibet tour in winter 2013 should know that the winter is the dry season on Tibet Plateau and the visibility in this season is much better compared to the other seasons. Also, winter is one of the best seasons for sightseeing at Mt. Everest Base Camp. The high visibility provides visitors more chances to see the flag-cloud above Mt. Everest which shows its appearance rarely in the other seasons. Therefore, winter becomes the best season for tourists are enthusiastic in shooting the magnificent mountain landscapes on Tibet Plateau.

Tourists who've traveled to Tibet in the winter season might have found that the beauty and attraction of the scenic spots in Tibet are not in shade of these in the summer season. Actually, winter is quite suitable for sightseeing in Nyigchi with lower altitude and sufficient oxygen content in the air. Tourists visited Nyingchi in winter are always impressed by the winter landscape in Nyingchi with an altitude between 2000 to 3000 meters. In addition, some followers of Tibetan Buddhism would like to make a history & culture tour to Shannan Prefecture to explore the profound Tibetan Buddhism culture in the ancient monasteries. It should be noted that the Yumbu Lakhang looks even more magnificent under the cloudless sky in winter.

Tibet Tour in Winter 2013 – Preparation & Tips

Both the oxygen content in the air and the temperature in Tibet are relatively lower compared to the other seasons. It is necessary for tourists making a Tibet tour in winter 2013 to prepare some medicine effective in the precaution of the high altitude sickness. Generally, tourists are strongly suggested to start to take some Rhodiola rosea about 15 days prior to your departure date to Tibet. In addition, tourists are also advised to prepare some commonly used medicines effective in curing the cold symptoms for these ordinary symptoms might cause severe complications and delay your adaptation on Tibet Plateau.

Make preparation for the strong ultraviolet radiation in Tibet is necessary all year around. Skin cream and lipstick will protect your skin and lips from the dry air. In addition, tourists should pay enough attention to the possible snow blindness. The light reflected from the white snow might bring harm to your eyes if you don't wear a pair of sunglasses. For tourists willing to take some good pictures regarding the winter plateau view in Tibet, the period before 9:00 a.m. and the period after 5:00 p.m. are the best shooting time for the light would be in their best state in these periods. Tourists interested in the special folk customs in Tibet could visit Tibet during the celebration of the annual Tibetan New Year Festival. During that celebration, tourists could take pictures regarding the local traditional food, religious ceremonies and entertainment activities.

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