Tibet is located 470 km from Bhutan at an altitude of 4,000m. The capital of Tibet is called Lhasa. The best time to visit this place is between April and November. It is called the "Roof of the world". It is the perfect combination of natural beauty and divinity. The spirituality and compassion deeply associated with Buddhism has seeped into the lifestyle of the people of this land. If you travel by road than you will never fall short of adventure on the trip. The Trans-Himalayan route of over 970 kms, takes you through four mountain passes, giving you a range of nature's beauty. The Buddhist monasteries of Drepung, the Jokhang, a spirtual centre, and the awe-inspiring palaces of the Dalai Lama are some of the main attractions of the place.
Climatic Condition of Tibet
Tibet has some extreme climatic condition in the world. During the
summer the temperature is cold but during winter it is freezing cold. In
north Tibet the average temperature is subzero. Winter lasts from
October to May or June. The best time to visit Tibet is during July and
August as the temperature is warm during this time. It is the time for
sunshine, festivals and scenic beauty.
You can reach Tibet by air. To reach Lhasa, the Tibetan capital you
need to start from Chengdu in Sichuan, Xining in Qinghai or Kathmandu in
Nepal. It is easy to get ticket from Chengdu. The journey is for two
hours. From Kathmandu also you can take a flight to Lhasa. The flight
journey lasts for around one hour and a little more. By road it will
take you around a minimum of 2 nights and 3 days. The bus journey is
from Xining, Qinghai via Golmud to Lhasa along the Qinghai-Tibet
What to Carry
If you are going during May and October than you need light warm
clothes and not very heavy woolen clothes but if you have plans to visit
during November to April than you need heavy woolen clothes or warm
layered clothes and jackets.
Best season to visit Tibet is from the end of March to end of November
each year. After November the temperature gets really cold and flights
also do not operate during this period. You should have a visa to travel
to Tibet. Visa applications have to be made in advance.
If you have interest in adventure sports than Tibet is perfect
destination for you. There are lots of opportunities for adventure