LHASA WEATHER IN
NOVEMBER

TEMPERATURES

Daytime in Lhasa in November remains pleasant with an average temperature of 12 °C / 53 °F.

However, nights become cold, and the temperature goes below freezing settling at -4 °C / 24 °F on average. On most of the days, the temperature ranges from 6 °C/ 42°F and 17 °C/ 63°F. At night, the temperature ranges between -8 °C/ 18°F and 2 °C/ 35°F.

The wind is not strong, averaging 9 km per hour / 5.6 miles per hour.

HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA

CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY

November is a dry month in Lhasa, with 1-2 days with rain on average for a total rainfall of only 1.3 mm / 0.05 inches. 

The sky is mostly clear in Lhasa in November, with a chance of clouds of about 17%. 

Humidity is also low, at about 38% on average.

DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX

The length of the day is decreasing in November, the day is 36 minutes shorter at the end of the month, compared to November 1st.

On November 1st the day is 11 hours, long, with the sunrise at 6:08  am, and the sunset at 5:09 pm.

On November 30th, the day lasts for 10 hours and 24 minutes. The sunrise is at 6:31 am, and the sunset is at 4:56 pm.

COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS

October


Average high: 17°C (62.6°F)
Average low: 2°C (35.6°F)
Rainfall: 8.8mm / 0.35″
Humidity: 49%
Daylight: about 11.4hours
Sunshine: about 9.1hours
Windspeed: 8.4 kph / 5.2mph
Sunrise: 5:48 am – 6:07 am
Sunset: 5:10 pm – 5:41 pm

November


Average high:12.1°C(53.8°F)
Average low: -4.2°C (24.4°F)
Rainfall: 1.3mm /0.05″
Humidity: 38%
Daylight: about 10.7hours
Sunshine: about 8.9hours
Windspeed: 9 kph / 5.6 mph
Sunrise: 6:08 – 6:31 am
Sunset: 4:56 – 5:09 pm

December


Average high: 8°C (46.4°F)
Average low: -8.2°C (17.2°F)
Rainfall: 1mm /0.04″
Humidity: 34%
Daylight: about 10.3hours
Sunshine: about 8.3hours
Windspeed: 10 kph / 6.3 mph
Sunrise: 6:32 – 6:50 am
Sunset: 4:56 pm – 5:06 pm

WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN NOVEMBER

November is a great month to visit Lhasa for 2 main reasons: good weather and low tourist season. Although it starts to get cold at night in November, daytime temperatures are warm and pleasant. With a mostly clear sky and a low chance of rain, it’s a great time to explore Lhasa.

At the same time, fewer tourists are visiting Lhasa at that time. It will give you a chance to explore Lhasa without tourist crowds. Also, hotel rates are lower in November compared to a more popular tourist season.

LHASA GALLERY

WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN NOVEMBER

Riding horse through snowy landscapes in Tibet
Riding a horse near Lhasa in Tibet

With nighttime temperatures plunging below freezing on some nights, you should be prepared for cold mornings and evenings. It is best to wear layers to feel comfortable at any time of the day. We suggest packing a long sleeve shirt or a base layer, a wool sweater or a fleece jacket, and a warm puffer jacket. In addition, bring a warm hat, scarf, and gloves. Also, pack comfortable pants with a base layer if needed.

As we usually walk a lot during Lhasa tours, you should bring comfortable shoes, such as sneakers or hiking boots. Don’t bring new shoes, first, make sure to break them in. Wear your shoes with wool or trekking socks.

Since most of the days are clear in November, pack a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from strong sunlight. You can also bring sunscreen for your face skin or a baseball hat.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT LHASA WEATHER

Frequently asked questions

The warmest month in Lhasa is June. The average daytime temperature is 23.2°C / 73.8°F. Nighttime temperature is 9.8°C / 49.6°F on average.

The warmest day historically is June 26, when temperature ranges from 12 °C / 53°F to 22 °C / 72°F.

The coldest month in Lhasa is January. However, it is only slightly colder than December. In January, the average daytime temperature is 7.2°C / 45°F. Nighttime temperature is -9°C / 15.8°F on average.

The coldest day historically is January 7, when temperatures range from -8 °C / 18°F to 6 °C/ 43°F.

During the year, Lhasa sees 92 days of rain with a total rainfall of 420 mm / 17 inches. Most of the rain falls during Monsoon Season in July and August.

The wettest month in Lhasa is July with an over 54% chance of rain and a total rainfall of 116.6mm / 4.59 inches. July sees 19- 20 days of rain on average.

During the year, Lhasa sees 92 days of rain with a total rainfall of 420 mm / 17 inches, and most of the rain falls during summer. Winter in Lhasa is dry and sunny.

The driest month is December with only a 0.4% chance of rain and a total rainfall of 1mm / 0.04 inches.

The weather in Lhasa is pleasant all year round. Winters are dry, sunny, and not too cold during the daytime. Summer is very warm with cool mornings and evenings. Because of the high altitude sun radiation is very strong and it feels much warmer than temperature suggests.

Although summer sees many rainy days, it usually rains during the nighttime. It makes summer the most popular time to visit Lhasa.

The shortest day in Lhasa is December 21st. It lasts for 10 hours and 15 minutes. The sun rises at 6:46 am and the sunset is at 5:00 pm.

The longest day in Lhasa is June 21st. It lasts for 14 hours and 3 minutes. Sunrise is at 4:55 am, and sunset is at 6:58 pm.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LHASA


LHASA ALTITUDE

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.


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

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.

View on Lhasa from Drepung Monastery, Tibet

POPULAR TOURS IN LHASA

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POPULAR TOURS IN TIBET

Trekking towards Everest North Face 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.

Stupas of The Dira Puk Monastery by the Kailash Mountain in Tibet

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.

Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

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