Tibet Travel Weather and Climate in February
Tibet Weather and Climate in February
Average Minimum Temperature (℃): -8
Average Maximum Temperature (℃): 15
Tibet Average Temperature (℃): 3.5
Average Precipitation/Rainfall (mm): 1
Wet Days (>0.1mm): 1
Relative Humidity (%): 27
(Overall Tibet weather in February)
When you travel to Tibet, compared with January, Tibet in February becomes slightly milder, even though it is still in harsh winter. The weather is cold and dry, yet during the sunny days, one can feel nicely cool. Temperatures in the daytime can reach up to over ten degrees, while the nights may drop to as low as -8, averagely. It snows little actually in most regions of the plateau, while the wind is rather strong.
What to Wear for a February Tibet Travel
It is good to dress in layers for the temperature swings as you travel and the nightly temperature drop. We suggest a coat, trousers, and long underwear. The UV radiation is intense, so wear a sun hat and sunglasses. Many hotels and restaurants don’t have central heating, so you might need your coat inside. Wear a heavier clothing and gloves in the higher areas.
Useful Travel Tips for your Tibet Travel in February
- There are some medications for altitude sickness available, but you should consult your own doctor before you take them, and it is not recommended.
- Tibet Travel Permit: This permit is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and is required for all international travelers heading for Tibet. You need to apply for this permit one month prior to your arrival in Tibet as this permit takes some time to get ready and you need to produce the original copy of this permit at the Airport before you board the flight.
- Oxygen levels are much lower in Tibet, so most people get altitude sickness. Cardiovascular conditions are exacerbated, so for the best experience, seek health advice before going and acclimate before exertion or going higher than Lhasa.
- February is part of Tibet’s low travel season. There are good reasons to visit Tibet in February. You can see the cultural activities with a more authentic atmosphere.
Things to see and do at Tibet in February
Shigatse (3,900 meters): It is a good time to see the highlights in Shigatse. The average high temperature in Shigatse in the daytime is 7 °C (44 °F), and the average nightly low is -12 °C (10 °F). The city is seven hours from Everest.
Tashilhunpo Monastery: This big red brick monastery in Shigatse sits against a rugged high mountain that makes for beautiful photographs, with grey rocks and blue and white sky. It was once a town in itself for 5,000 monks. There are dorm rooms, temples, and assembly halls.