Lhasa is regarded as the first stop for most tourists to enter Tibet. There are many cultural attractions such as the various temples and palaces, which are the essence of the Lhasa tour. The cultural landscape is almost unaffected by the weather, and it is available for all seasons. The winter in Lhasa attracts many tourists to Tibet during the off-season because of the sunny weather. In December, Tibet is normally sunny and occasionally rainy and snowy. Neither the rain nor the snow lasts for long, which basically does not affect the tours. The average temperature in Lhasa in December is 0-15 degrees Celsius.

Dressing Guide for Lhasa Travel in December

In the city of Lhasa in December, a sweater with a down jacket are needed during the day. Knit hats or scarves can also help to keep you warm. In the rainy and snowy days, the temperature drops and you may add more clothes.

Daytime average temperature: 7°C, warm clothes such as windbreakers, sweaters, wool suits, outdoor jackets, etc. are recommended.

Nighttime average temperature: -9°C, winter clothes such as winter coats, leather jackets, down jackets, leather jackets, hats, gloves, etc. are recommended.

Lhasa Weather in December over the years

Date 1-Dec 2-Dec 3-Dec 4-Dec 5-Dec 6-Dec 7-Dec 8-Dec
Weather overcast cloudy cloudy sunny sunny cloudy cloudy sunny
Max (℃) 12℃ 10℃ 12℃ 12℃ 12℃ 11℃ 10℃ 8℃
Min (℃) -4℃ -6℃ -6℃ -5℃ -5℃ -4℃ -4℃ -7℃
Date 9-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec 13-Dec 14-Dec 15-Dec 16-Dec
Weather sunny cloudy cloudy sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
Max (℃) 8℃ 7℃ 9℃ 15℃ 16℃ 15℃ 15℃ 15℃
Min (℃) -7℃ -7℃ -8℃ -5℃ -5℃ -5℃ -5℃ -4℃
Date 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec 20-Dec 21-Dec 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec
Weather cloudy sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny sunny
Max (℃) 14℃ 13℃ 13℃ 13℃ 12℃ 16℃ 15℃ 16℃
Min (℃) -6℃ -6℃ -6℃ -5℃ -6℃ -4℃ -5℃ -2℃
Date 25-Dec 26-Dec 27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec
Weather sunny overcast cloudy sunny sunny cloudy sunny
Max (℃) 14℃ 9℃ 7℃ 11℃ 12℃ 11℃ 10℃
Min (℃) -5℃ -5℃ -7℃ -8℃ -6℃ -5℃ -6℃

Lhasa Travel Guide in December

It feels warm during the winter sunny days in Lhasa. Many locals and tourists bathe in the pleasant sunshine. It is known as the city of daylight with plenty of sunshine all year round. Even if it rains or snows, it makes the view of the attraction buildings such as the Potala Palace, the Jokhang Temple and the Sera Monastery even more special.

The temples in the snow presents a different view. You may need a hat if you are going to Lhasa in the winter, especially those who fear cold. Traveling to Lhasa in winter is ideal for hanging around the temples, shooting the stars at night and having a night view of the Potala Palace. It is also a good time for visiting the highest peaks of the world in Mount Everest with the sunrise and the sunset.

The winter climate in Tibet is relatively dry. In winter, 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. When you come to Tibet in winter, you don’t need to take a bath every day like in the mainland. Bathing every day is not only easy to catch a cold, but also the skin gets more dry after showering. Therefore, it is recommended to apply moisturizers and other moisturizing products after a shower. In fact, even if you don’t take a shower in Tibet for a few days, you will still feel dry.

The sunshine in Tibet in winter is bright and sunny of strong radiation, so you are strongly suggested to bring sunscreen, visor or other sun protection products before entering Tibet to enjoy the warm sunshine of Tibet without getting sunburnt.

Since it feels cold in Tibet,although it’s sunny, it is more easily to have the Altitude sickness. In fact, no matter when you enter Tibet, anti-altitude sickness work is always needed. You can take medicines contain Rhodiola a couple of weeks before entering Tibet and bring some anti-altitude sickness with you when you go.

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.

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