Nagqu Travel Weather and Climate in May

Nagqu Travel Weather and Climate in May

Average Temperature (℃): 3.5
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 28.5

  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 May Nagqu Travel

Rugged boots, preferably hiking boots, are a necessity when traveling on the grasslands of Nagqu, as there are few good roads to walk along. Even areas off festivals and monasteries in the north of Tibet have rough ground and dirt or gravel tracks for roads. Take thick socks as well, to keep your feet warm in the boots, or you may suffer from a little frostbite. A good 30-50 factor sun cream is a necessity, even in the winter months, and a hat and sunglasses are also essential, to protect your head and eyes from the intensity and brightness of the sun.

Things to see and do at Nagqu in May

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 May

In Nagqu, which is around 1,000 meters higher than Lhasa, you may need to take things easy at first, to allow your body to get used to the increase in altitude. Normally, there is very little risk of altitude sickness by increasing your elevation by this much for a short period, as long as you do not over exert yourself and refrain from drinking alcohol and smoking. It is essential that you drink plenty of water to remain hydrated, and eat good healthy food for the duration of your trip to Nagqu.

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