Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in July

Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in July

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 10
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 23
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 103

July sees an increase in both temperature and rainfall, with heavier rain for more days throughout the month. Influenced by the Indian Southwest Monsoon combined with the higher pressures of the northwest Asian monsoon activities.

What to Wear for a July Shannan Travel

Good strong boots are a must, as the rain can make the ground muddy and soft, which will ruin normal shoes when you are walking. You may not need many sweaters and heavy jackets, you will probably need to bring a raincoat with you, and a good hat or hood. The warmer weather means that you can get away with light tops and t-shirts during the daytime, though you might want a warmer sweater at night when the temperature drops.

Lighter pants can also be worn, through you are advised to not wear shorts, especially in the monasteries and temples. For the ladies, it is advised that you refrain from wearing short skirts and shorts and skimpy or halter tops, as this is considered to be inappropriate, even when it is very hot in Shannan.

Things to see at Shannan in July

  • Visit Yumbu Lhakhang Palace
    Located 5 kilometers (3 miles) southeast of Nedong County, there is a building similar in shape to a blockhouse standing on top of a hill. That is the Yumbu Lhakhang Palace, the oldest palace on that high land built over two thousand years ago for the first Tsampo (king) of the Tubo tribe, although through extension, the palace gradually became a Buddhist monastery. 
  • Visit Trandruk Monastery
    On the way back to Nedong, a visitor can stop to make a trip to the famous monastery, Trandruk Temple, which is at the south foot of the Gungbort Mountain about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) south of the county seat. The Pearl Thangka Painting preserved in the temple is a precious treasure.
  • Visit Samye Monastery
    Along the Yarlung Zangbo River from Tsedang Town of Nedong County to Dranang County, the Samye Monastery is situated on the north bank of the river. Visitors can take powerboat or sheepskin draft to cross the river. The monastery was first built in 762 combining buildings of Tibetan, Han and ancient Indian styles. In addition, it is the first temple complete with all the three treasures of Buddhism: hierarchy, doctrine and monk, regarded as the headstream of Tibetan Buddhism.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shannan Travel in July

  • Thought the average altitude of Shannan is about 3,700m (12,139ft), really low compared with some other regions in Tibet. While visiting the landmarks like Yumbulakang Palace, Samye Monastery and Trandruk Monastery, tourists seldom get a serious High Altitude Sickness. If you want to drive to Yamdrok Lake, you need to pass Kambala Pass with a high altitude of 5,030 meters. Remember to drink more water, keep warm and avoid strong activities. Besides, prepare oxygen supply for emergency use.
  • What you can’t forget is to bring your passport, Chinese Visa and all needed permits, without them you are unable to have a Tibet tour. Traveling to Shannan or other areas in Tibet, Tibet Travel Permit is a must. It is issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau only and can be applied by travel agencies on behalf of you only. It must be obtained before you getting to Tibet, because you are not permitted to board your flight or train without it. Besides, Aliens’ Travel Permit is necessary to Shannan Prefecture. It is applied after you entering Tibet. Your tour guide will apply it with your Tibet Travel Permit and passport. In some places of Shannan, you need a Border Pass as well.

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