Lhasa Travel Weather and Climate in May

Tibet Lhasa Travel Weather and Climate in May

When you go to Lhasa in May. The average minimum temperature in May in Lhasa (usually at night) is 4 degrees  (39 degrees  Fahrenheit). The average maximum temperature in May in Lhasa is 25 degrees Celsius (57 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 May

Days  Average High  Average Low 
1 16℃ /61℉ 5℃ /41℉
2 15℃/59℉ 4℃/39℉
3 14℃ /57℉ 5℃/41℉
4 18℃ / 64℉ 4℃ /39℉
5 19℃ /41℉ 5℃ /41℉
6 19℃ /66℉ 5℃ /41℉
7 19℃/466℉ 5℃/41℉
8 21℃ /70℉ 11℃ /14℉
9 20℃ /68℉ 7℃ /45℉
10 20℃ /68℉ 6℃ /43℉
11 16℃ /61℉ 4℃ /39℉
12 19℃ /66℉ 5℃ /41℉
13 19℃ /66℉ 6℃ /43℉
14 20℃ /68℉ 6℃ /43℉
15 22℃ /72℉ 8℃ /46℉
16 21℃/70℉ 9℃ /48℉
17 23°C/73℉ 9℃ /48℉
18 20℃ /68℉ 7℃ /45℉
19 23℃ /73℉ 10℃ /50℉
20 23℃ /73℉ 11℃ /52℉
21 25℃ /57℉ 11℃ /52℉
22 23℃ /73℉ 11℃ /52℉
23 24℃ /48℉ 9℃ /48℉
24 24℃ /48℉ 12℃ /23℉
25 25℃/52℉ 10℃ /50℉
26 25℃ /50℉ 10℃ /50℉
27 24℃ /48℉ 10℃ /50℉
28 23℃ /73℉ 11℃/52℉
29 18℃ /64℉ 8℃ /46℉
30 19℃ /66℉ 9℃ /25℉
31 20℃ /68℉ 4℃ /39℉

What to Wear for a May Tibet Lhasa Travel

Lhasa is characterized by windy weather. In general, this period of time can also be called windy season. There is very little precipitation in Lhasa in spring. Spring in Tibet is usually windy, so don’t wear too little. In spring, Tibet is not as warm as mainland China, especially the south China. It is suggested to wear sweaters and coats on the top, and long Johns and trousers on the lower body. (If you want to go to Mount Everest, Namtso, Ali, etc., you are recommended to wear down jacket). Spring is the sunniest season of the year in Lhasa. You can enjoy the sunshine in Jokhang Temple square, Potala Palace square, rooftop of your hotel, or soak in Yangbajing hot spring. A trip from Lhasa to Nyingchi to enjoy the sight of cherry blossom is also a choice for many travelers.

Useful Travel Tips for your Lhasa Travel in May

  • 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 Travel

The Potala Palace: Regarded as landmark and the symbol of Tibet, Potala Palace is a great giant palace consisting of many houses, towers, chapels.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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