In April, it’s getting warmer in Lhasa, with an average temperature of around 3-16 degrees Celsius. The spring of Lhasa begins in April. Although most of the attractions of Lhasa are not affected by the weather and the seasons, spring always gives people a feeling of vitality. In April, the plants on the streets of Lhasa also starts to grow. Since there is still a chance of snowing in Lhasa in April, please remember to check the weather earlier in the morning on your phone or with the tour guide before you go out. In Lhasa, it is common to have snow in the morning and have the sun come out in the afternoon, so please be alert to the weather changes and try to keep warm.
Dressing Guide for Lhasa Travel in April
When travelling to Lhasa in April, a light down jacket is the most favorable. It is ok to wear a sweater with a fleece shirt. The temperature in Lhasa at noon is high with the warm sunshine. At this time, you can wear a baseball cap as your sun protection.
Daytime average temperature: 16°C, warm clothes such as windbreakers, sweaters, wool suits, outdoor jackets, etc. are recommended.
Nighttime average temperature: 1°C, winter clothes such as winter coats, leather jackets, down jackets, gloves, etc. are recommended.
Lhasa Weather in April over the years
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Lhasa Travel Guide in April
In April, the temperature in Lhasa rises faster, and the minimum temperature gets above zero. It is hotter at noon and cooler in the morning and at night. Overall, the weather in Lhasa in April feels much better than that in March. Lhasa’s scenery in early spring of April is very fascinating. The high altitude brings a broad open view. The scenic area is also full of vitality with the arrival of more and more tourists. The temperature in Tibet begins to pick up in April, and so as the tourism in Tibet.
Since the end of March, tourists who enter Tibet to go to Nyingchi constantly increase. Some of the scenic spots in Nyingchi may also need to queue. In April, other areas also start to open. Namtso starts to melt and the tent area of Everest Base Camp is also resumed. There are tours to Guge Dynasty ruins in Ngari (Ali), and the holy mountain and lake are performed more. The peak season of Tibet travel begins in April. And the rainy season in Tibet begins in Nyingchi at the end of April.
If you are going to Nyingchi area from Lhasa to see peach blossoms at this time, it is recommended to book accommodation in advance. During the peach blossom period, groups of people swarm to Nyingchi.
The oxygen content in Nyingchi is sufficient and the air is damp. You cannot even feel it is on the plateau, nor the altitude sickness. But if you are going to Lhasa and Shigatse, you should stay alert to altitude sickness and try to prevent it or relieve it as much as you can. You can bring some anti-altitude sickness medicine with you. Staying relaxed and leisure helps to say away from altitude sickness.
The climate in Tibet is dry in April, it is necessary to keep your skin moisturized. It is recommended to bring lip balm, hand cream, lotion, face cream and other skin care products. It is recommended to drink more water and eat more fruits in Tibet. Please try to stay warm and stay away from getting cold.
When the air in Nyingchi area is already getting damp in April, the air in other parts of Tibet still stays dry and the ultraviolet rays in Tibet are also very strong. Please remember to keep your skin moisturized and from getting burned. Going back with a plateau red doesn’t that pleasant.
Best time to Visit Lhasa:
May-October every year is the best time to tour Lhasa, Tibet. Lhasa is known as “Sunlight City”, with long sunshine hours, mild climate, no heat in summer, no cold in winter. The highest temperature in the whole year in June, and the lowest in winter in January. Lhasa has less rainfall, but the dry and wet season is obvious. The rain is mainly concentrated in July, August and September, and it is mostly at night. Lhasa’s summer climate is warm and humid, making it the best travel season. This time is also the most pleasing time of Lhasa’s natural scenery in a year. The whole city is lush and in stark contrast with the winter bleak. There is a saying that the oxygen concentration in Lhasa in summer can almost double that of winter.
Lhasa should be regarded as the first stop for most people to enter Tibet. The cultural landscape is mostly, the climate is suitable for all seasons. The summer is not hot, the winter is not cold, but the temperature difference between day and night is large. If the main purpose of your trip is to experience, feel and live, it is recommended that in October-March, avoiding the peak season of Tibet tourism, the cost is relatively low, and there is no need to worry about the limited Potala Palace tickets and train tickets. Few tourists make it easier to feel the purity and authenticity of Tibet.