Lhasa Travel Weather and Climate in December

Tibet Lhasa Travel Weather and Climate in December

When you go to Lhasa in December. The average minimum temperature in December in Lhasa (usually at night) is 13 degrees below zero (8.6 degrees  Fahrenheit). The average maximum temperature in December in Lhasa is 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit). Because of the high terrain, the wind here is very strong and the temperature difference between morning and evening is especially large.

Historical Tibet Lhasa Average Daily Temperatures in December

Days  Average High  Average Low 
1 12℃ /54℉ -4℃ /25℉
2 10℃/50℉ -6℃/21℉
3 12℃ /54℉ -6℃/21℉
4 12℃ / 54℉ -5℃ /23℉
5 12℃ /54℉ -5℃ /23℉
6 11℃ /52℉ -4℃ /25℉
7 10℃/50℉ -4℃/25℉
8 8℃ /46℉ -7℃ /19℉
9 8℃ /46℉ -7℃ /19℉
10 9℃ /52℉ -8℃ /18℉
11 8℃ /46℉ -9℃ /16℉
12 9℃ /48℉ -8℃ /18℉
13 7℃ /45℉ -8℃ /18℉
14 8℃ /46℉ -7℃ /19℉
15 8℃ /46℉ -8℃ /18℉
16 8℃/46℉ -9℃ /16℉
17 8°C/46℉ -8℃ /18℉
18 4℃ /39℉ -7℃ /19℉
19 3℃ /37℉ -9℃ /16℉
20 6℃ /43℉ -11℃ /12℉
21 7℃ /45℉ -12℃ /10℉
22 5℃ /41℉ -11℃ /12℉
23 6℃ /43℉ -11℃ /12℉
24 6℃ /43℉ -11℃ /12℉
25 6℃/43℉ -11℃ /12℉
26 10℃ /50℉ -10℃ /14℉
27 8℃ /46℉ -9℃ /16℉
28 7℃ /45℉ -9℃/16℉
29 4℃ /39℉ -11℃ /12℉
30 3℃ /37℉ -13℃ /8.6℉
31 4℃ /39℉ -11℃ /12℉

What to Wear for a December Tibet Lhasa Travel

The temperature difference between day and night in Lhasa is large in winter. Although it is warm under the strong sunlight of daytime, the temperature is very low at night. You need to put on down jacket this season. The sun is stronger by day, you are supposed to bring sunscreen products. And pay attention to keep warm in the evening. Activities: The lively atmosphere of the Tibetan New Year is the biggest attraction for travelers. Besides enjoying the hot springs and overlooking the snowy mountains, people have the opportunity to see the beauty of enveloping snow.

Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet Lhasa Travel in December

  • Because of individual differences, individuals will have slight high reaction, such as low fever and dizziness. The body will have a process of gradual adjustment. Of course, if you have a cold and a high fever, you have to see a doctor in time. You can’t delay getting sick in Tibet, because it is easy to cause pulmonary edema and cerebral edema, and you can’t joke about your life.
  • A few days before the trip, you can eat some rhodiola rosea. When traveling, you can bring a little glucose. Glucose is very effective. You can prepare more. It is very useful for dizziness. It is better to buy more sets of clothes. In addition, cold medicine, antipyretics, antiviral oral liquid and oxygen bottles need to be prepared.
  • Fruits need to be prepared by oneself. Tibet is short of materials. Many fruits are not fresh and expensive. It is suggested to bring two boxes of fruits that can be stored for a long time, such as apples and pears. Those who like to eat snacks can bring them according to their hobbies! Food must be prepared for at least two days, in case of landslides on the road, traffic jam will be in trouble, you can go to the supermarket to supply food to the county seat!

What can you do in Lhasa

The Potala Palace: Regarded as landmark and the symbol of Tibet, Potala Palace is a great giant palace consisting of many houses, towers, chapels, etc. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Potala Palace is the highest place in the world. Because of its spectacular architecture style, it is honored as one of the most beautiful architectural building in the world. 

Jokhang Temple: Jokhang Temple (or Jokhang Monastery) is the spiritual center of Tibet and the holiest destination for all Tibetan pilgrims. It is is listed in the World Cultural Heritages with Potala Pal ace and Norbulingka. Situated at the heart of the old town of Lhasa and surrounded by Barkhor Street, this four storied building, built in the 7th century by Songtsan Gambo, with roofs covered with gilded bronze tiles, demonstrates a combination of the architectural style of Han, Tibetan, India and Nepal, as well as a Mandala world outlook of Buddhism.

Barkhor Street: The Barkor is a popular devotional circumambulation for pilgrims and locals. The walk was about one kilometre long and encircled the entire Jokhang, the former seat of the State Oracle in Lhasa called the Muru Nyingba Monastery, and a number of nobles’ houses including Tromzikhang and Jamkhang. There were four large incense burners in the four cardinal directions, with incense burning constantly, to please the gods protecting the Jokhang. The Tromzikhang market is busy in Barkhor, and the area is a major tourist attraction.

Norbulingka Palace: Norbulingka, literally “The Jewelled Park”) is a palace and surrounding park in Lhasa, Tibet, China, built from 1755.It served as the traditional summer residence of the successive Dalai Lamas from the 1780s up until the 14th Dalai Lama’s exile in 1959. Part of the “Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace”, Norbulingka is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was added as an extension of this Historic Ensemble in 2001 It was built by the 7th Dalai Lama and served both as administrative centre and religious centre. It is a unique representation of Tibetan palace architecture.

Namtso Lake: Located between the Damxung County in Lhasa City and Baingoin County in Nagqu Prefecture, Namtso Lake is the highest saltwater lake in the world and the largest lake in Tibet, with an altitude of 4718 meters. “Namtso” means holy lake and the holy land of pilgrims in Tibetan language. With peaceful and excellent scenery, Namtso Lake is a great place to wander around, and tourists can enjoy the sunrises in the quiet morning and sunsets at dusk as well.

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