Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in June

Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in June

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): 9
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 24
Tibet Average Temperature (℃): 17
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 63
Wet Days (>0.1mm): 8
Relative Humidity (%): 64
(Overall Tibet weather in June)

When you travel to Tibet in June, June may be the start of summer and the start of the monsoon season,  but the rains are not yet that heavy, and mostly fall in the evenings and overnight, a common pattern for the monsoon in Tibet. Day times only usually see short light showers, and as you head further west, those become less frequent, as does the evening rainfall.

Temperatures do vary across the region, with daytime temperatures in Lhasa ranging from 10-23 degrees, making it warm enough to travel in t-shirts and light pants. To the west, in Shigatse, the temperature range is wider, with temperatures of around 6 degrees at night, reaching as high as 26 degrees during the day. To the north, around Lake Namtso, temperatures are not so high, ranging from 1-2 degrees at night to 15-16 degrees during the day.

What to Wear for a June Tibet Travel

Around Lhasa, light winter clothes are still needed, and you could wear T-shirts in the sunshine, but we suggest that you cover up to avoid sunburn. The solar radiation is more intense the higher you go. Have a coat and gloves for higher mountains. Sunglasses and sun hats can protect you too.

Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet 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. 
  • 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. 
  • During the warm weather months, Chinese tour groups come in, and you can expect crowds at the main attractions. But June is a good travel month because it is warm, sunny and relatively dry. There are less tourists than in May and the rest of the summer months.

Things to see and do at Tibet in June

  • June is a great time of year to tour the capital city of Tibet. June is also a good time to travel around the mountains around Lhasa, before the heavy rains of the summer come.
  • June sees the start of summer in the Lake Namtso area, and is one of the best months for visiting the lake, as there are fewer tourists traveling north at this time of year.
  • As June begins, the rainfall slowly increases, and the county sees only around 20 days of sunshine throughout the month. Temperature4s have risen, though, making it a little warmer to visit the Gyantse Kumbum and the Pelkor Chode Monastery in the city.
  • While the rainy season may be starting elsewhere, at EBC is has barely damped things down yet, with only around 24mm of rain for the whole month. Temperatures are warmer though, with highs of around 20 degrees, making the trip to the base camp very pleasurable.
  • The last month when you can safely trek around the Kailash Kora route, June is pleasantly warm and comfortable for trekking, and the strong winds do little to reduce the sun’s brightness and warming rays. The trek is perfect at this time of year, and the lush green valleys around the mountain belie its rough and rocky stretches.

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