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Lhasa Weather in July

SunshineWarm July weather and intense solar radiation

Weather: July is the warmest month of the year and very rainy. It is the height of the monsoon season. It rains about 2/3 of the days of the month, mainly at night, for a total of 117 mm of rain. The average nightly low temperature is 10 °C (50 °F). The average daily high temperature is 23 °C (73 °F). The high altitude of 3,600 meters (12,000 feet) makes it feel warmer, and the days are comfortable and even warm.

The UV radiation is very intense. There are 7 hours of sunshine a day. Overall there is good local touring weather, but the storms cause problems for those who would travel long distances in Tibet or hike upcountry. See the Lhasa weather conditions and forecast>>

Clothing: Dress for the night temperature drop with a jacket, trousers, T-shirts, rain gear and water resistant shoes. Cover up if you have sensitive skin because of the UV radiation. Sun glasses and a sun hat help. A coat and winter gear are necessary if you go up to higher elevations.

Altitude Sickness: Since the oxygen content of the air is only 2/3 of that at sea level, a health check is advisable before your trip. Most people get altitude sickness. Tourists who have blood pressure, asthma, or heart disease should take precautions. See Lhasa health advice>>

Things to Do in Lhasa in July

Visit the Potala Palace: This world famous Lhasa landmark is beautiful and recommended by UNESCO. Construction started in 641, and the Dalai Lamas once lived there. There are 1,000 rooms, and it is 13 stories high. In the changing seasons, the various sides of it present beautiful views. Most tourists must acclimate for two or three days to make the climb up easier.

Enjoy Namtso Lake

Namtso LakeThe vivid summer colors at Lake Namtso, 4 hours from Lhasa

Walk at Namtso Lake: This high salt lake four hours from Lhasa makes for a great day trip or overnighter. It is reputed as one of Tibet's best scenic places. It is one of the highest lakes in the world (4,718 meters or 15,000 feet). The sunsets are amazing. It is best to acclimate for two or three days in Lhasa valley before going.

Ganden Monastery: This big monastery is one of the three main ones, and it is still very active unlike the ones in the city proper. It is interesting and is probably the most scenic monastery in Tibet. It is on a scenic mountain at an elevation of 4,300 meters or 14,000, and there is good hiking around it. The 1½ hour drive there is scenic. There is a popular and scenic hike from Ganden Monastery to Samye, but the weather is probably too inclement for comfort. The hike is better in the fall or spring without the monsoon.

Festivals Around Lhasa

Summer Festivals: In July and August, Tibetans hold their outdoor market fairs, encampments, festivals, and sports contests when the weather is the warmest and the grass the lushest. The exact dates of these festivals depends on their lunar calendar.

At the Ganden Monastery, there is the Ganden Thangka Festival when they show their thangka. In Lhasa, there are festivities and ceremonies at the Drebung and Sera monasteries, and many Tibetans go to Norbulingka to have picnics and watch Tibetan dances and opera. We can facilitate a visit to these summer events>>.

Touring Lhasa in July

High Travel Season

Ganden MonasteryGanden Monastery near Lhasa

High season: The student and university summer holidays begin in early July, and more young tourists and tour groups crowd Lhasa. So book your travel tickets and rooms in advance. During the warm weather months, the main attractions are crowded. For the best tour and to ensure a good experience, let us help you build a travel plan by our experience and book your hotel rooms, flight tickets and train tickets. A special Tibet tour visa is required for travel. We can get it for you.

Recommended Tour Packages

4-Day Essence of Lhasa Tour: See the local highlights including the Potala Palace and Barkhor Street, with a Tibetan family visit and other customizations possible.

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Further Reading

Lhasa Average Daily Temperatures Based on Historical Data

DateAverage HighAverage Low
July   172 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   272 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   372 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   472 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   572 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   672 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   772 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   872 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   972 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1072 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1172 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1272 °F22.22 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1371 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1471 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1571 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1671 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1771 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1871 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   1971 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   2071 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   2171 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   2271 °F21.67 °C50 °F10 °C
July   2371 °F21.67 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2471 °F21.67 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2571 °F21.67 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2671 °F21.67 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2771 °F21.67 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2870 °F21.11 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   2970 °F21.11 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   3070 °F21.11 °C49 °F9.44 °C
July   3170 °F21.11 °C49 °F9.44 °C

Lhasa Climate Information by Month