Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in April

Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in April

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 1
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 16
Tibet Average Temperature(℃): 8
Average Precipitation/Rainfall(mm): 5
Wet Days(>0.1mm): 1
Relative Humidity(%): 67
(overall Tibet weather in April)

When you travel to Tibet in April, April marks the beginning of tourism seasons in Tibet, one of the best times to visit Tibet. As spring rolls around, the winter temperatures give way to warmer weather, with daytime temperatures reaching as high as around 16 degrees. Nights can still be cold, dropping to around freezing and below in many places to the west, but warmer in the eastern areas of the region.

There is a small chance of rain in April, though it is usually only light and for a few minutes at a time in the afternoon or evening. Days can still be arid, and with the increased temperatures, can feel a lot warmer than it really is in the bright sun.

What to Wear for an April Tibet Travel

For comfort in the changing temperatures and high UV radiation, you’ll need to dress in layers and cover up if you are in the sun for a prolonged time due to the UV radiation. Many hotels and restaurants in Tibet have no central heating, so you might still need a coat inside. But the sunshine is so strong that you might feel comfortable in light clothing during the day. Have a T-shirt, coat, trousers, and a sun hat in Lhasa, and a heavy coat and gloves for higher places. Sunglasses can protect your eyes.

Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet Travel in April

  • 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. 
  • Oxygen levels are much lower in Tibet, so most people get altitude sickness. Cardiovascular conditions are exacerbated, so for the best experience, seek health advice before going and acclimate before exertion or going higher than Lhasa. 

Things to see and do at Tibet in April

  • It’s highly advisable to spend a couples of days in Lhasa for better acclimatization to high altitude of Tibetan Plateau and crisp air in Tibet in April.
  • While centering your tour to the landmark attractions in downtown Lhasa, like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street and Drepung Monstery, please don’t miss out the backstreet of old residential area in Lhasa, where you may enjoy the sweet tea in the tea house and soak up the vibes of historical Lhasa city.
  • If you mainly come for the sapphire lake of Namtso Lake in April, you might get disappointed because it’s very likely that half of the lake still remains frozen. However, to the discerning travelers, the Namtso in April has its irresistible allure. The picturesque sight of the transition from cold winter to warm spring is one of the most beautiful sights in the region.
  • From mid-March to early April, Nyingchi definitely takes the center stage of entire Tibet. With dazzling pinky peach blossoms that span the valleys and riverbanks in full bloom, Nyingchi is an earthly heaven for sightseeing and photography. Meanwhile, Nyingchi is also one of the warmest places to go to in the early spring, with an average altitude of around 3000m.

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