Shigatse Travel Weather and Climate in October

Shigatse Weather and Climate in October

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 0
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 12
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 7

When you travel to Shigatse in October, October is the start of the autumn season in Shigatse, as well as being the best time to go trekking in the region. The month is almost completely dry, and the weather is pleasant, if getting a little cold at night now. Daytimes are warm and bright, with only around 1-2 rainy days in the month, and temperatures as high as 12 degrees.

What to Wear for an October Shigatse Travel

October is the time when it starts to get colder at night across Shigatse, and as well as having comfortable clothes for the warm and sunny days of Shigatse, you will need to have some thick sweaters and jackets for the evenings and nights across the region. Long underwear can also be beneficial at this time of year.

Useful Travel Tips for your Shigatse Travel in October

  • 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.
  • October is one of the most beautiful times of year, with the leaves on the trees changing colors to give the plateau a multi-colored hue. Aside from the first week, the plateau is a little less crowded, with fewer tourists in the big cities and along the trails, giving you a more pleasant and tranquil vacation.

Things to see and do at Shigatse in October

  • One of the most famous attractions is the magnificent Tashilhunpo Monastery, which is the traditional seat of Panchen Lama and is the largest monastery in Shigatse. Here you can find the largest gold gilded bronze statue in the world, namely the future Buddha Statue.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • At an elevation of 8,848.13 meters, Mount Everest, or Mount Qomolangma is the main peak of the Himalayas. This world’s No. 1 peak rises high on the border of China and Nepal.

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