LHASA WEATHER IN
Summer is in full swing in Lhasa in July. In fact, July is the warmest month in Lhasa, with average temperatures climbing to 22.6°C / 72.7°F. Daytime temperatures typically fall between 18°C / 64°F and 26°C / 79°F.
Coldest nighttime temperatures are also pleasant at 10.4°C / 50.7°F average, on most days ranging between 9°C/ 48°F and 14°C / 58°F.
Wind speed is quite low in July, averaging 6.9 km per hour / 4.3 miles per hour.
HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA
CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY
July is a monsoon season in the Himalayas. That’s why it rains quite often in July in Lhasa (19- 20 days on average), and total rainfall is 117mm / 5 inches in a month. Usually, more rain falls towards the end of the month. Luckily, most of the time, it rains at night.
The average humidity is 62%.
In July, clouds are covering the sky more often than in June. On average, the sky is overcast 69% of the time.
DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX
Days are still very long in July, however, the duration of the day starts to decrease. Daytime becomes 26 minutes shorter at the end of the month, compared to July 1st. The average day is 13.8 hours, with 7.3 hours of sunshine.
On July 1st, the day lasts for 14 hours. The sunrise is at 4:58 am, and the sunset is at 6:59 pm. On July 31st, the day lasts for 13 hours and 35 minutes. The sunrise is at 5:14 am and the sunset is at 6:49 pm.
The latest sunset of the year is on July 1st at 6:59 PM.
The UV index remains very strong in July, reaching an index of 12. It is very important to protect yourself from strong sunshine, especially during the daytime when the sun is the most active.
COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS
Average high: 23.2°C (73.8°F)
Average low: 9.8°C (49.6°F)
Rainfall: 71.2mm /2.8″
Daylight: about 14hours
Sunshine: about 8.6hours
Windspeed: 9 kph / 5.6 mph
Sunrise: 4:58 – 4:54 am
Sunset: 6:51 – 6:59 pm
Average high: 22.6°C (72.7°F)
Average low: 10.4°C (50.7°F)
Rainfall: 116.6mm /4.59″
Daylight: about 13.8hours
Sunshine: about 7.3hours
Windspeed: 7.4kph / 4.6mph
Sunrise: 4:58 am – 5:14 am
Sunset: 6:49 PM – 6:59 pm
Average high: 21.4°C (70.52°F)
Average low: 9.7°C (49.5°F)
Rainfall: 120.6mm /4.75″
Daylight: about 13.2hours
Sunshine: about 7.1hours
Windspeed: 6.8 kph /4.2mph
Sunrise: 5:15 – 5:32 am
Sunset: 6:19 – 6:48 pm
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN JULY
July is one of the most popular months to visit Lhasa. First of all, the weather is consistently warm and pleasant. Days are hot and evenings and mornings are warm. Although it is the monsoon season in the Himalayas, it usually rains at night and you can still comfortably explore the city during the daytime.
Finally, many students have vacation during the summer month, making it a good time to travel.
Since July is one of the busiest tourist months in Lhasa, you should expect that prices during that time will be high and you will see many tourists in popular attraction sites. Also, if you plan to travel to Lhasa by train, you need to purchase tickets in advance. Train tickets sell out almost immediately after they go on sale.
WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN JULY
Because the weather in July is predictably warm, you don’t need to bring a lot of clothes for your vacation in Lhasa. If you are not traveling to any high-altitude areas in Tibet, you don’t need a warm jacket. Bring short or long sleeve shirts, a sweatshirt/ hoodie or a sweater, and a windbreaker or a light jacket that you can pack during the daytime.
Typically, it rains during nighttime, however, it is still a good idea to pack an umbrella and a rain jacket if you have it. Alternatively, you can bring a simple rain poncho.
Pack a pair of comfortable shoes, ideally waterproof. We suggest leather sneakers or hiking boots.
Sunshine is very stong in Lhasa. Pack a good pair of sunglasses and sunscreen, in addition to a wide bream hat or a baseball hat.
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PLACES TO VISIT IN LHASA
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LHASA
Lhasa altitude is 3,656 meters/ 11,995 feet above sea-level. At that altitude, the oxygen level is lower compared to the sea level. For most visitors, it will take a few days to naturally acclimatize to such altitude.
On your first days in Lhasa, we recommend getting more rest, walking slowly, and taking your time going up the stairs. In addition, try to get more sleep, stay hydrated, and avoid exercising. Most people will naturally acclimatize after a couple of days in Lhasa and will be ready to explore high-altitude areas in Tibet.
All foreign visitors traveling to Lhasa need a valid Chinese visa. You can apply for a Chinese visa in the country where you reside. For travelers, who plan to travel to Lhasa from Nepal, the procedure is different and you will need to apply for a Chinese Group Visa in Kathmandu.
Your local Tibetan agency will apply for all necessary permits to travel in Tibet. It might take up to 15 business days to receive your permit, you need to arrange your tour in advance. Once the permit is ready, your agency will mail it to you. All foreign travelers need the original permit to travel to Tibet.
HOW TO TRAVEL TO LHASA
You can travel to Lhasa by flight, train, or overland. Because of the long duration of the overland journey and high transportation costs for tourists in Tibet, most travelers prefer to fly or to take a train.
Flights are available from all major cities in China, including non-stop flights from Beijing, Xining, Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Lijiang, Kunming, and Shangri La. In addition, there are 90 minute long flights from Kathmandu in Nepal.
Traveling by train to Lhasa takes time, however, offers a great way to enjoy the scenery along the way. Cities with railroad connections to Lhasa are Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xining, and Lanzhou.
MORE ABOUT LHASA
Lhasa is the capital of Tibet, and its cultural and religious center. Read more about geography, history, modern day and Lhasa. Main attractions, when to visit, and the best tours in Lhasa.
POPULAR TOURS IN LHASA
4 DAYS LHASA TOUR
5 DAYS LHASA SIGHTSEEING
5 DAYS LHASA SURROUNDINGS
5 DAYS LHASA AND NATURAL WONDERS
6 DAYS TIBET HIGHLIGHTS
LHASA DAY TOURS
POPULAR TOURS IN TIBET
8 DAYS LHASA TO EVEREST TOUR
A beautiful and exciting journey, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and going to the Everest Base Camp. The tour visits Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo monasteries, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake, and Karola glaciers.
Both group and private tours are available.
15 DAYS MOUNT KAILASH PILGRIMAGE TOUR
One of our most popular group tours, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, and going to Mount Kailash for three-day trekking around this sacred mountain. During this tour, we visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse monastery and Kumbum stupa, Mount Everest, Lake Manasarovar, Mount Kailash, and much more.
7 DAYS LHASA TO KATHMANDU TOUR
This tour starts in Lhasa. We will stay there for 2 days to explore the capital and acclimatize. After that, we will head to the center of attraction in the Himalayas – Mount Everest. We will spend a night by the highest mountain on a planet and continue driving through majestic mountain ranges, alongside rivers and waterfalls to the border between Tibet and Nepal.