LHASA WEATHER IN
The average daytime temperatures remain warm in October, however, they start to decline towards the end of the month. High-temperature average is 17°C/ 62.6°F, on most days ranging from 10°C / 50°F and 21°C / 70°F.
At night, the average temperature dips to 2°C / 35.6°F, and on most nights ranges from -3°C / 27°F and 9°C / 48°F.
Although the wind speed increases a little compared to September, it remains relatively calm at 8.4 kph / 5.2 mph speed on average.
HISTORICAL WEATHER DATA
CLOUDS, RAINFALL, AND HUMIDITY
October in Lhasa is a dry month with only 8.8mm / 0.35 inches of rainfall in the entire month. Lhasa sees most of the rainfall at the beginning of the month, and the chance of rain decreases from 9% at the beginning of October to 1% at the end of the month.
There are also fewer clouds covering the ski. The chance of an overcast sky decreases from 26% in September to 17% in October.
DAYLIGHT AND UV INDEX
In October, the daytime length continues to decrease, losing about 51 minutes from the beginning until the end of the month.
On October 1st the day lasts 11 hours and 53 minutes. The sunrise is at 5:48 am, and the sunset is at 5:41 pm. On October 31st the sunrise is at and the sunset is at, with the total length of the day of 11 hours and 2 minutes.
In Lhasa, the UV index is 9 on average. You should protect your skin and eyes from strong sunshine.
COMPARING LHASA WEATHER IN OTHER MONTHS
Average high: 19.9°C (67.8°F)
Average low: 7.7°C (45.9°F)
Rainfall: 68.3mm /2.69″
Daylight: about 12.3hours
Sunshine: about 7.6hours
Windspeed: 4.3 mph
Sunrise: 5:32 – 5:48 am
Sunset: 5:42 pm – 6:18 pm
Average high: 17°C (62.6°F)
Average low: 2°C (35.6°F)
Rainfall: 8.8mm / 0.35″
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
Average low: -4.2°C (24.4°F)
Rainfall: 1.3mm /0.05″
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
WHY YOU SHOULD VISIT LHASA IN OCTOBER
Despite being a fall month, October is one of the most popular times to visit Lhasa. The weather is nice with warm in the daytime and mostly clear skies. Although it’s getting colder, it is still very pleasant with even nighttime temperatures above freezing. At the same time, there is very little chance of rain, and the sky is clear on most of the days. It’s a great time to enjoy good weather, spectacular fall foliage colors, and a bright blue sky. That’s one of the reasons to visit Lhasa if you want to take beautiful photos.
The first week of October is always very crowded in Lhasa, because of the week-long national holidays when many tourists flock to Lhasa. I possible, it is best to avoid traveling during the holiday week. Anytime before or after the holiday, is a great time to visit. Right after the holiday week, the number of tourists goes down, and so are the hotel prices. The low tourist season begins. Tourists looking for a budget tour should consider visiting after the first half of October.
WHAT TO WEAR IN LHASA IN OCTOBER
There is a big difference between day and nighttime temperatures. To feel comfortable at any time of the day we recommend packing clothes that you can layer. Have a long sleeve shirt or a base layer, a wool or fleece sweater, and a warm jacket. Pack comfortable pants and a base layer if needed. As we walk a lot while exploring Lhasa, wear comfortable pair of shoes or trekking boots with wool or hiking socks. You should also pack warm accessories, such as gloves, a hat, and a scarf.
Rain is usually not a concern in October, and you won’t need any special rain gear. You can pack an umbrella that can double down as sun protection. The sun radiation is very strong in Lhasa even in October. You will need a pair of good sunglasses. You can also pack sunscreen for your face and a baseball hat.
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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.