Lhasa is known as the city of daylight, because the daily sunshine time is more than 8 hours, in real time in the cold winter, Lhasa has about 10 hours of daylight every day, even if there is occasional snow, the time spent bathing in the sun is still very long. In January, the temperature in Lhasa was between -10℃ and 15℃. The temperature difference between day and night was very large, and the temperature difference between sunlight and no sunlight was also great. On the whole, the Lhasa people in January were few, warm and harmonious, suitable for experiencing the daily life of the Lhasa people, drinking tea and chatting with them in the sunshine, enjoying the leisure of the holy city.

Dressing Guide for Lhasa Travel in January

In January, the sunny Lhasa wears a sweater and a fleece jacket, which can be worn in a cardigan. Without sunshine, you need to wear a pair of close-fitting thermal underwear, the clothes must also be buckled, the package is tight, so as not to let the cold take advantage of it. If it is early morning and evening, we must pay attention to the warmth under the feet.

Lhasa Weather in January over the years

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

Lhasa Travel Guide in January

Lhasa is not cold in winter, and is still some heat when the sun rises. It is recommended to stay in Lhasa for a few days in January. There are many places to visit in Lhasa, such as: the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Ramoche Temple, Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, and Barkhor Street. January is suitable for leisure travel, slowly walking, slowly watching, Tibetans from all regions are idle and ran to Lhasa to change the true Tibet.

The winter climate in Tibet is relatively dry. In winter, it is necessary to do skin moisturizing. It is recommended to bring lipstick, hand cream, emollient oil, face cream and other skin care products. You need to drink more water and eat more fruits in Tibet. When you come to Tibet in winter, you shall not take a bath every day like in the mainland. Bathing every day is not only easy to catch a cold, but also the skin is drier after bathing. Therefore, it is recommended to apply moisturizers such as moisturizers after a shower. In fact, even if you don’t take a bath in Tibet for a few days, you will feel drier.

One of the themes of coming to Tibet in winter is to bask in the sun. However, everyone should pay attention to sun protection when enjoying the warm sunshine outside. It is recommended to bring sunscreen, sun glasses, hat and other sun protection products before entering Tibet, so that you can enjoy the warm sunshine of Tibet with confidence.

In winter, Tibet has less oxygen content than in summer, and the probability of altitude sickness in winter is actually higher than that in summer. We must do a good job of resisting altitude sickness work (in fact, no matter when you enter Tibet, protecting yourselves from altitude sickness cannot be ignored). You can drink Rhodiola in advance for ten days and a half before entering Tibet. The role of Rhodiola is mainly to prevent altitude sickness.

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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