Qamdo Travel Weather and Climate in February

Qamdo Travel Weather and Climate in February

Minimum Temperature (℃):-7.4
Average Temperature (℃):0.9
Maximum Temperature (℃):9.3

February sees the snow coming down a little harder, but with a slight increase in temperatures, giving rise to a much better month overall. With temperatures averaging only around -6 degrees, February is still cold though, but with clear skies for most of the month.

What to Wear for a February Chamdo Travel

  • You should bring the following:
  • T-shirts and long sleeves to cope with the daily changing temperature
  • 2-3 sweaters for cooler evenings and nights
  • Fleece or down jacket for when it gets cold in the daytime
  • Windproof and waterproof pants
  • Warm undergarments, as it can get chilly even in the height of summer
  • Rugged hiking boots or shoes for the rough rocky ground
  • Enough toiletries for the entire trip
  • Moisturizers and sun block
  • Lip balm and sunglasses

Things to see and do at Chamdo in February

Losar, the Tibetan New Year is a popular time to visit Tibet, and in the eastern prefecture of Chamdo, Losar is the most important celebration of the Tibetan calendar. Celebrated on the first day of the Tibetan calendar, the celebrations begin with the preparations as much as 2 weeks before the New Year, and run on for another 15 days afterward.

The last day of the long Losar celebrations in Chamdo, the Butter Lantern Festival falls on the 15th day of the first month in the Tibetan calendar, and is the high point of the annual celebrations. Known as Chunga Choepa, the festival features thousands of butter lamps that are hand-sculpted by the Tibetan monks to be lit in reverence to the twin miracles of Buddha at Sravasti in India.

Useful Travel Tips for your Chamdo Travel in February

  • There are some medications for altitude sickness available, but you should consult your own doctor before you take them, and it is not recommended.
  • Tibet Travel Permit: This permit is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is required for all international travelers heading for Tibet. You need to apply for this permit one month prior to your arrival in Tibet as this permit takes some time to get ready and you need to produce the original copy of this permit at the Airport before you board the flight. 
  • For a good visit to Tibet you need to pack carefully, as it can be cold there at any time of the year. Make sure that you have your valid passport and Chinese Entry Visa with you at all times, and that it is kept secure or on your person at all times.
  • No matter which season you go to Tibet, you should bring sunglasses and sun protection equipment, including sun hats, sunscreens etc.

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