Nagqu Travel Weather and Climate in August

Nagqu Travel Weather and Climate in August

Average Temperature (℃):8.8
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 91.5

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-3.1 -1.3 2.9 6.8 11.2 14.9 15.6 15.1 12.7 7.5 1.8 -1.9
-21.1 -18.3 -13.6 -8.5 -3.3 1.5 3.5 3.0 0.3 -6 -14.4 -20.1
Rainfall (mm) 3.2 3.3 3.6 11.2 28.5 83.3 103.1 91.5 75.2 20.4 3.8 2.6

Lying within the sub-frigid zone of Tibet, Nagqu experiences extremes of cold and wind, and is an area prone to extremely dry air and violent storms. Throughout the year, there is no period where there is no frost in the prefecture, and the land is under a state of semi-permanent permafrost, even in the summer months.

What to Wear for a August Nagqu Travel

A good pair of boots is essential, as the festival is held on the grasslands outside the town, and the ground is rough, rocky, and uneven in many places. You should also bring a raincoat for those summer evenings where it decides to rain, as this is held in the middle of the monsoon season in Tibet. The sun at this altitude can be harsher than in Lhasa, and with the thinner atmosphere, the UV rays tend to be stronger than in the capital. A good strong sun cream is essential and you should bring a hat to keep the sun off your head and prevent sunstroke. The wind can also be harsh, so lip balm and moisturizer should keep your lips and skin from drying up and cracking.

Things to see and do at Nagqu

Lying between the the southern slope of Tanggula Mountain and the northern foot of Nyainqentanglha Mountain, Nagchu (also known as Nagqu or Naqu) is home to rolling mountains, vast grassland, stunning lakes and precious species, like Nagqu River – the headwater of the Nujiang River (the Salween), Tangra Yum Tso – a holy lake of the Bon religion, Siling Tso – the world’s highest lake, Changtang Prairie – the world’s largest grassland plateau, Nagqu Horse Racing Festival – the most magnificent horse racing festival in Tibet, etc.

Useful Travel Tips for your Nagqu Travel in August

Tibetans are not into having their photos taken, so if you are taking photos of the locals, you should always ask permission first. Your guide can help with that. The Tibetan tents are the people’s homes for the duration of the festival, and while it may be intriguing to know what they are like inside, it is rude to just take a look. Talking to a Tibetan can often get you invited in for some tea, a traditional gesture in Tibet, and you are welcome to accept and enjoy the interaction. It is a great way to learn more about the Tibetan culture of the grasslands.

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