Shigatse Travel Weather and Climate in March

Shigatse Weather and Climate in March

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): -5
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 8
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 2

When you travel to Shigatae in March. Shigatse is a cold city in March, with nightly temperatures that are well below freezing, and days that barely reach 4 degrees. Warm clothing is required, as the weather can get colder with the last of the biting winter winds still whipping across the plateau and down the parallel valleys that converge at the city.

What to Wear for a March Shigatse Travel

If you are thinking of traveling to Shigatse in March, then you should prepare your packing depending on the area you will be visiting. In most of the region, cold weather still prevails, and you will need to include warmer clothing, such as layers of tops and fleece jackets, with warm socks and boots and a good warm hat. Sun cream, moisturizer, lip balm, and your sunglasses will also help to protect your face and skin, as well as your eyes, from the bright and damaging rays of the sun.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shigatse Travel in March

  • 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.
  • March has always been closed for travelers in previous years, and with a new opening of the plateau to travelers this year, a new opportunity has opened up for tours in the region. 
  • March has comfortable touring weather and low tourist volume, but travel restrictions on foreign tourists are often in effect in March. If you want to go, it is best to go with a reputable tour company as part of a tour. 

Things to see and do at Shigatse in March

  • 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.
  • Pelkor Chode Monastery means “Auspicious Wheel Joy Monastery” in Tibetan language. It lies at the foot of the Dzong Hill to the west of Gyangze Town. Encircled by mountains on 3 sides, the monastery is composed of 4 major parts: Buddhist halls, tower, Zhacang and surrounding wall. It is an important cultural relic protection unit on the level of the Tibet.
  • Gyantse Dzong or Gyantse Fortress in one of the best preserved dzongs (one kind of fortress) in Tibet. It stands high above the Gyantse City on a huge spur of grey brown rock.
  • Pala Manor
    The well protected manor is located at the Banjorlhunbo Village on the southern bank of the Nagchu River at about 4 km to the south of the Gyantse County.
  • 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.

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