Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in October

Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in October

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 3
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 17
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 7

As the temperatures drop through autumn, Shannan is almost no rain, and the dry weather combined with cold winds from the northeast can make it feel a little chilly, despite the 17 degree temperatures in the daytime.

What to Wear for a October Shannan Travel

October is the time when it starts to get colder at night across Shannan, and as well as having comfortable clothes for the warm and sunny days, you will need to have some thick sweaters and jackets for the evenings and nights across the region. And you should remember lip balm and moisturizer to protect your lips and face from the biting cold winds that have come back for winter. While it may be getting colder, the sun is still just as strong, and that ever-essential sun block and hat are a major requirement. And do not forget your sunglasses, to protect from the bright autumn sunlight.

Things to see and do at Shannan in October

Trekking is ideal in Shannan in October, and the falling leaves give the area a colorful yet arid look.

  • 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

  • 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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