Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in July

Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in July

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 9
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 23
Tibet Average Temperature (℃): 16
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 122
Wet Days (>0.1mm): 13
Relative Humidity (%): 71
(Overall Tibet weather in July)

When you travel to Tibet in July, July is one of the warmer months of the year, and is the beginning of the main part of the monsoon season in Tibet. Temperatures across Tibet rarely get above 30 degrees in the month of July, with a high of around 23 degrees throughout the month. While this is one of the hottest months, the average temperature is normally around 16-20 degrees, and at night, the temperature rarely gets above 8-9 degrees in much of the region. These cooler nights will mean you still need to have that sweater to hand.

What to Wear for a July Tibet Travel

Dress for the big nighttime temperature drop with a jacket, T-shirts, trousers, good water resistant shoes and rain gear. Cover up to prevent sunburn, and sun glasses and a sun hat are helpful. Bring a heavy coat and gloveswhen you go to higher elevations.

Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet Travel in July

  • 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. 
  • In July and August, Tibetans hold their outdoor market fairs, encampments, and sports contests when the weather is the warmest and the grass the greenest. The exact dates of these festivals depends on their lunar calendar. Notable events include the Ganden Thangka Festival and the Shoton Festival
  •  The student and university summer holidays begin in early July, and they head for Tibet. Young tourists and tour groups crowd Lhasa and the attractions. It is good to book your your accommodations and rooms in advance if you come in July.

Things to see and do at Tibet in July

  • In Lhasa in July, you will get some of the best views of the Potala Palace from the square in front of it, glowing in the bright sunlight, and the climb up the many steps to the palace itself is a feat of stamina, capped by the amazing experience of the Dalai Lama’s winter palace itself. Below the palace lies the Jokhang Temple, a spiritual center of Tibetan Buddhism and the most sacred building in the region.
  • In July,  the grasslands become richer and the herds of yaks are a common sight across the vast plains to the west and along the shores of the lake. Temperatures are much more comfortable now, and there is also the option of staying at the Namtso lakeside for the night, making your trip to this holy lake much better.
  • Head out to Shigatse, and you can take a tour of the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama, Tibet’s second highest incarnations, and take in the stunning sight of the Gyantse Kumbum on the way, a 32-meter stupa that contains an auspicious 108 chapels and is the only one of its kind in Tibet.
  • July is an amazing month to take in the views of the world’s most sacred mountain as you take a trek around Mount Kailash
  • As the rains get heavier, July is one of the best times to take shelter and enjoy the toothsome foods of Nyingchi, including the unique matsutake banquet. Used for the famed Stone Pot Chicken dish of Nyingchi, the fresh mushrooms are gathered from the mountains to add to this unique local dish. 

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