Weather: The first month of spring does not feel like it since it is still freezing. It is sunny, dry, cold and windy in Lhasa, and there are relatively few visitors. In Lhasa the maximum temperature is about 12 °C (54 °F), and the minimum temperature is about -3 °C (27 °F)
Clothing: Bring a coat, hat, long johns, and gloves for cold nights. A jacket and jeans might work during the sunny days. Wearing layers is a good idea. Bring sunglasses to avoid the sun’s glare.
Things to do: See the attractions in Lhasa, and travel outside Lhasa (elevation 3,490 meters (11,450 ft)) to other lower lying attractions 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.
Travel to areas to the north, the far west, and higher altitudes may still be restricted. Traveling to these places may be unadvisable due to weather conditions.
Be aware: March is a politically sensitive month to travel in the country, and there are sometimes travel restrictions on foreign travelers heading into Tibet. It is best for most foreign tourists to go as part of a tour group.
Low Season: March is part of Tibet’s low travel season, and tickets for trains and flights are usually available. Hotel rates are also more reasonable. If you are planning to visit Lhasa in March, you can save a lot of money, and the city is free of large crowds of tourists. Let us help you plan a personalized spring tour of Tibet.