Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in June

Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in June

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 8
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 17
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 58

June is the start of summer in Shannan Prefecture, as well as one of the best months to travel into Shannan. There are still only a few days of rain through the month. While it may also be the start of the early monsoon season, there is little rain that will affect your tour of the plateau.

What to Wear for a June Shannan Travel

Shannan in June is a warm month, sweaters and heavy jackets are not needed much, though pack one just in case. T-shirts and light sweaters can be worn comfortably without feeling cold, and while you can wear short sleeves, shorts are normally frowned upon in Shannan, despite the warmer weather. Light pants and good shoes or boots can be used, through keep the thick socks, since the ground can still be cold underneath.

Sunstroke and sunburn as a common occurrence in Shannan in the months of summer, and while June may not be the hottest month, you can still get severely sunburned or sun stroke from the intense UV rays of the sun through the thinner atmosphere. Sun cream is a must, and you should also include a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your head. While it can be more humid, the wind is still dry, and can leave lips and face feeling chaffed, so bring a good moisturizer and some lip balm. And do not forget your sunglasses.

Things to see and do at Shannan in June

June is the start of summer, another good time to trek in the area, the landscape is lush and green, and the relatively clear skies make the views of the mountains to the south clear and crisp. And as the month progresses, the tourists begin to flock to the plateau in much larger numbers, filling the temples and monasteries and enjoying the bright sunny weather of Lhasa and the rest of the plateau. After the end of spring, more people begin to head for Shannan to explore the stunning sights of the plateau and visit the many monasteries and temples that can be found across the region.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shannan Travel in June

  • 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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