Compared with Tibet in summer, traveling to Tibet in winter provides stunning snow-capped mountains, clear and blue sky, culturally and religiously rich and lower tour costs. Besides, you will discover an unexpected Tibet and experience Tibet culture in a different way.
There are some reasons for traveling to Tibet in winter as below:
1 Tibet is warm in the winter
Tibet is located at the third pole in the world. According to data of the recent years, the average temperature in winter is between 7 ℃ and 9 ℃ that means Tibet in winter is not as cold as you expected, especially is warmer than Beijing. Besides, the city is covered by warm sunlight during the daytime, but the temperature at night drops sharply. In a word, Tibet in the winter is very dry and sunny enough. There is no doubt that it is suitable for tourists to go for a trip.
2 The cost of in the winter will be more economical
As we all know, for tourists, travel to Tibet in winter is not as hot as in summer, which is called as “off-season.” The cost will be are far cheaper in winter, such as accommodations, transportation, guides fee and much more. Besides, not only airlines but also Tibet travel agencies will be through the provision of discounts to promote tourism and attracting more tourists. If you travel to Tibet in the winter, you will be able to save at least 50% of the cost of the summer.
3 Tibetan Pilgrims outnumber tourists
On the one hand, in the winter, Tibetans have completed husbandry and pour into Lhasa to worship. You can find Temple activities in every corner of Tibet and many devout worshippers holding a butter lamp, rotating prayer wheels and burning incense. On the other hand, in the winter, the number of tourists is less than in summer. So you get a good chance to enjoy the calm of this plateau. If you really want to experience the Buddhist atmosphere of Tibetan and life of Tibetans, traveling to Tibet in winter is the best choice for you.
What to see when you travel to Tibet in winter?
1 Enjoy the magnificent snowscape.
Due to it located for the relatively low altitude and high humidity, the mountains are always surrounded by fog and clouds in the spring and summer, but in the winter you will be able to see continuous snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Everest and Mount Namjagbarwa. In addition, because of the warmth of winter in Tibet and the provision of the favorable ecological environment, tens of thousands of migratory birds, such as the black-necked crane, bar-headed goose, the yellow duck will fly to the Lhasa River wetlands to enjoy the winter. What the beauty of the natural landscape it is that you will see.
2 Explore the local folk customs through traditional Tibetan festivals
Winter is the festival of Tibet. Tibetans will hold many grand festivals such as Tsong Khapa Festival, Tibet New Year. Tsongkhapa Festival is also called as the “Butter Lamp Festival” which is falling on the 25th of the 10th month of the Tibetan Calendar. It is to commemorate the days of Tsong Khapa who is the Gelukpa Sect founder. What’s more, the Tibetan New Year is the most important festival for Tibetans. The spectacular customs of the Tibetan New Year will attract every tourist to the most. It’s a good idea for you to add a festival during your visit to Tibet so that you can have more memorable snowy memories.
It’s a good choose for you to travel to Tibet in winter, which will give you the wonderful experience of a lifetime. Just come and enjoy!