Weather: The summer weather in Tibet is pleasant and even warm during the day. In June, you can still enjoy sunshine most of the time since it seldom rains except occasionally at night. The summer monsoon generally starts in July. The weather in June is fine for hiking and going high country.
June is the warmest month in Lhasa. There are sharp changes in temperature. The minimum temperature is 9 °C (49 °F). The maximum temperature is 23 °C (73 °F).
Clothing: It is best to dress in layers. Bring a light rain jacket. Wear sunglasses and protect your skin.
Things to do: Travel outside Lhasa (elevation 3,490 meters (11,450 ft)) along the Friendship Highway such as Kathmandu, Shigatse (elevation 3,900 meters), and Gyantse (elevation 3,100 meters). It is wise to spend at least a few nights in Lhasa to acclimatize before heading to higher elevation places along the Friendship Highway.
If you like hiking, it is a good time to go to the Nagchu area north of Lhasa, the Ngari prefecture (Kailash and Manasarovar area) in the west of Tibet, and Mt. Everest.
Festivals: The Saga Dawa Festival falls on April or May or June depending on their lunar calendar. At the foot of Mt. Kailash near Kailash Kora in western Tibet, there is a big flagpole raising spectacle.
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.