Weather: June and July are the two warmest months. The average nightly low temperature is 10 °C (50 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 23 °C (73 °F). Because of the high altitude of 3,600 meters (12,000 feet), it feels warmer than this and the days are comfortable and even warm. However, the rainy season starts in the middle of June, and it rains 14 days of the month, usually at night, for a total of 71 mm of rain. So overall, this is good touring weather because most people will be inside in hotels when it rains at night, and they can enjoy 8 hours of sunshine a day.
June is a good month to go to the high mountains around Lhasa before the heavy rainfall in the rest of the summer and early fall. Check the Lhasa weather conditions and forecast>>
Clothing: Dress for the night temperature drop. Have a jacket, rain gear, water resistant shoes, trousers and T-shirts. It is a good idea to cover up if you have sensitive skin because the ultaviolet radiation is extremely intense. A sun hat and sunglasses help. Obviously, you'll need a coat and winter gear if you go up to higher elevations.
Altitude Sickness: The oxygen content of the air in Lhasa is only 2/3 of that at sea level, so a health check before you go is advisable. People who have blood pressure, asthma, or heart disease should take precaution. Most visitors get altitude sickness. Exertion is difficult. See Lhasa health advice>>
The gigantic ancient Potala Palace is a world famous Lhasa landmark and is quite beautiful. It was the palace of the Dalai Lama and has a very long history. The earliest parts date from the year 641 when a royal residence was constructed there. Now there are 1,000 rooms, and it is 13 stories. It is recommended by UNESCO and has appeared in popular movies.
The beautiful red and white fortress sits on a hill in the city. In the changing seasons, the various sides of it present beautiful views. There is a large pool on one side and grassy park on another. Many tourists find the walk up the stairs difficult unless they acclimate for two or three days.
Namtso Lake is four hours from Lhasa, and in June you might enjoy a walk along the shore, ride a horse, or stay overnight in a guest house. You could also make it a day trip from Lhasa.
The salt lake is very beautiful and is one of the highest lakes in the world at 4,718 meters or 15,000 feet. It is one of the best scenic places in Tibet. The sunsets are usually amazing.
It is best to acclimate for two or three days in Lhasa valley before an extended stay. The small guest houses are without running water. Bringing your own food, drink and a sleeping bag is a good idea. Be aware that the high elevation might be a problem for elderly people and people in poor health.
Barkhor Street: While seeing the scenic beauty and ancient architecture around Lhasa, you might want to shop for souvenirs and have meals. The best place to go for tourists is Lhasa's main shopping street. Unlike any other city in China, you'll see people bowing and stretching on the ground to make their way along it. They are traditional Buddhists worshipping or making a pilgrimage. Their focus is Jokhang Temple on the street. You'll see people worshipping and bowing around it.
Tourists can get souvenirs such as handicrafts and artwork. You can buy Tibetan rugs, clothes, and gold and silver jewelry. In June, there are not as many tourists on the street as in May and July.
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 and less rainy than the rest of the summer.
|Date||Average High||Average Low|
|June 1||70 °F||21.11 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|June 2||71 °F||21.67 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|June 3||71 °F||21.67 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|June 4||71 °F||21.67 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|June 5||71 °F||21.67 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|June 6||71 °F||21.67 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|June 7||71 °F||21.67 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|June 8||72 °F||22.22 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|June 9||72 °F||22.22 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|June 10||72 °F||22.22 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|June 11||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 12||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 13||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 14||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 15||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 16||72 °F||22.22 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|June 17||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 18||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 19||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 20||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 21||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 22||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 23||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 24||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 25||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 26||73 °F||22.78 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|June 27||73 °F||22.78 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|June 28||73 °F||22.78 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|June 29||73 °F||22.78 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|June 30||72 °F||22.22 °C||50 °F||10 °C|