Shigatse Travel Weather and Climate in June

Shigatse Weather and Climate in June

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 8
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 16
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 60

When you travel to Shigatse in June, June is the start of the monsoon in Shigatse Prefecture, and the rains become more frequent, increasing to around 60mm through the month. The area does still see more than 20 clear days in June, and while the temperature has risen, it is still not hot, though nights are much warmer and more comfortable.

What to Wear for a June Shigatse Travel

June in Shigatse is a warm month, and with the exception of traveling in the far west and northwest, 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 Tibet, 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.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shigatse Travel in June

  • There are some medications for altitude sickness available, but you should consult your own doctor before you take them, and it is not recommended.
  • Tibet Travel Permit: This permit is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is required for all international travelers heading for Tibet. You need to apply for this permit one month prior to your arrival in Tibet as this permit takes some time to get ready and you need to produce the original copy of this permit at the Airport before you board the flight. 
  • For a good visit to Tibet you need to pack carefully, as it can be cold there at any time of the year. Make sure that you have your valid passport and Chinese Entry Visa with you at all times, and that it is kept secure or on your person at all times.
  • No matter which season you go to Tibet, you should bring sunglasses and sun protection equipment, including sun hats, sunscreens etc.
  • June may not be the hottest month, but 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. 

Things to see and do at Shigatse in June

  • June is a great time for festivals in Tibet and for experiencing the unique culture of Tibetan Buddhism. Horse racing is a popular pastime in Tibet, and little wonder that there are several festivals around this popular activity throughout the year and the plateau. Held in the grasslands outside the town of Gyantse, between Lhasa and Shigatse.
  • Garma Valley is reckoned as “the most beautiful valley in the world’ by many travelers. Located at the foot of Mt. Everest, it enjoys the vantage point to enjoy the vista of snow mountains and glaciers. We offer very useful tips for travelers who are planning to have an amazing trekking experience in Garma Valley.
  • For foreign travellers, Everest Base Camp has become one of the most popular trekking destinations in Tibet, offering the chance to gaze on the magnificent north face of the world’s highest peak– Mount Everest.
  • Rongbuk Monastery, the highest monastery in the world, was established sometime in the early part of the 20th century, under the Nyingmapa Sect. Its history is sketchy. Rongbuk Valley was know as the “sanctuary of the birds”. There was a strict ban on killing any animal in the area.
  • The Summer Palace of Panchen Lamas is situated far below Tashilhunpo Monastery, about 1km south of Tashilhunpo Monastery. You can follow the road till the end and turn right into the compound. After your visit in Shigatse, you may pay a visit there if you have extra time. 
  • The most famous of Natang Monastery are the workshops for printing Buddhist sutras. In 1730, the local government of Tibet started the creation of the printing house in order to save and carry on the Tibet ancient books and scriptures. It took more than 20 years to complete this huge scripture printing house. 
  • Tashilhunpo Monastery: This large ancient monastery in Shigatse was founded in 1447. It sits with a rugged grey mountain at the edge of town. Photographers can get beautiful photographs against a blue and white sky. It was a town for 5,000 monks.

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