Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in September

Shannan Travel Weather and Climate in September

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 8
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 20
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 61

As the rainy season comes to an end and the temperatures begin to cool down, the cloudy days begin to clear away, and the bright sunshine once more takes precedent in the plateau skies, Shannan becomes a little cooler and a lot drier.

What to Wear for a September Shannan Travel

September in Tibet, with little rain, cooling temperatures, and generally dry weather. While there are evenings and nights that can get colder now, so a couple of warmer sweaters are useful to have around, or a light warm jacket.

the sun is bright and strong, the rays can still cause sunstroke and sunburn, so sun block and a good hat are essentials, as are sunglasses. Bring lip balm and moisturizer to protect you face and lips from the chilly breeze.

And if you are camping along the trek, a good warm sleeping bag and waterproof tent will be necessary. While the land is drying, it can still be slippery in places, as well as rocky along the trails, so trekking poles are very useful when trekking in high altitudes.

Things to see and do at Shannan in September

September is one of the best times to visit the area of the Yarlung Zangbo River Valley. Daytime temperatures are still warm enough to explore the area, though, and the Yumbulakang Palace is stunning.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shannan Travel in September

  • 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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