Tibet Mount Everest Travel Weather and Climate in May

Tibet Mount Everest Weather and Climate in May

Average Minimum Temperature (℃): -1
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 15
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 7

Of all the places to visit in Tibet in May, when you travel to Tibet, the first place most people think of is Mount Everest, in the west of Tibet on the border with Nepal. Everest Base Camp, known to many as EBC, is once again fully open, with the tent guesthouses catering to their international guests for somewhere to eat and sleep whilst visiting the world’s highest mountain. The base camp is clear and dry, and the skies are bright and sunny, making the view of the mountain’s lofty peak one of the best in the world.

What to Wear for a May Tibet Mount Everest Travel

If you plan to visit EBC in May, then you should know that the wind can be bitterly cold, and frequently chaffs lips and facial skin, so it is important to take lip balm and facial moisturizer to prevent wind damage on your face. Sunglasses are also necessary, as the sun is bright and strong on the plateau, and a good hat to keep the strong UV rays of your head is also essential. And while you may not be camping, some of the guesthouses you may stay in are not like the hotels in Lhasa, so a sleeping bag will help you to stay warm.

Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet Mount Everest Travel in May

  • With such a varied climate around the year, travel to EBC is something that does require careful planning in terms of making sure that your packing is right for the time of year. Always pack the necessary things for the trip, and leave behind things you may not need, as you will be restricted in weight on the flights. Spring and autumn are the best months to travel to EBC.
  • 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.
  • Take a large backpack, a small bag and a waist bag is enough. Bigger backpack will be a wise option as it will be unable to keep clothes and will be easy to carry as the path is not that smooth to walk. The small bag will be usable to carry the things for daily use, such as hand towels, toiletries, etc., while the waist bag will be useful to carry some small and important things such as your passport and documents, cellphone, etc.
  • The highly recommended travel seasons of Mount Everest are from April to June, and September to December. 
  • April to July : These months can be very cold but it is generally dry and clear and all the routes are suitable for travel.

Things to see and do at Tibet Mount Everest in May

You can visit Lhasa, the political and religious center of the Holy Land in Tibet and enjoy world-renowned Potala Palace; Jokhang temple, built in 1300 years ago; some significant monasteries of Gelug sect, such as drepung monastery and Sera monastery; Namtso lake and Yamdrok Lake of three holy lakes; the cradle of Tibetan civilization—Shannan; and Shigatse. Of course the highlight of this tour is Mount Everest, the highest peak on the summit of the Earth.

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