Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in November

Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in November

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): -13.9
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 3.3
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 3

One may encounter the falling snow when going to Shannan in November, when the weather becomes rather cold, dry and windy. However, as long as it is a sunny day, one will feel quite warm under the sun. And there is dramatic temperature change from the day to the night, roughly from an average of 3 degrees to minus 13.

What to Wear for a November Shannan Travel

You would be advised to bring along plenty of warm clothing since it is starting to get cold. Warm sweaters and fleece or down jackets are a must, to keep the cold off, and long underwear is an essential part of the packing list. Sturdy boots are useful, as the ground can be rough and stony, even in the car parks and monastery grounds across the region. And it is back to warm socks to keep your feet from getting too cold. Sun cream and sunglasses are useful, as the sun can still be strong, and water bottles, high-energy snacks, and plenty of spare batteries for your camera should also be included in your packing list.

Things to see and do at Shannan in November

You can see beautiful roadside scenery of yellow leaves, driving the way from Lhasa to Shannan. While in Tsedang, you can visit the famous Trandruk Temple, which is the earliest great geomantic temple after the Jokhang.

  • Visit Yumbu Lhakhang Palace is 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 is 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 is 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 

  • 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.

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