Weather: July is the beginning of the summer monsoon season in Tibet, but the rain falls mainly at night, so you can enjoy sunny warm weather. It is pleasant and even warm in most areas. July is one of the warmest months of the year. There are sharp changes in temperature between day and night. For example, in Lhasathe minimum temperature is 10 °C (50 °F), and the maximum temperature is 22 °C (71 °C).
Clothing:It is best to dress in layers. Bring a light rain jacket and summer clothes. Wear sunglasses and protect your skin.
Things to do:If you like hiking, it is a good time to go to the Nagqu area north of Lhasa, Ngari prefecture (Kailash and Manasarovar area) in the west of Tibet, and Mt. Everest. Remember to acclimatize before heading to higher elevation places.
Festivals: Tibetans hold their outdoor market fairs and encampments, festivals, and sports contests when the grasslands are their lushest. Festivals of note include the Ganden Thangka Festival, the Shoton Festival, and the Nagqu Horse Racing Festival. Let us help you plan a visit to these summer events.
High season: Lhasa swells with Chinese touristsin the summer. Finding accommodation is more difficult. Make your trip as smooth as possible with our Tibet tours.