Travelling to Tibet can be arranged all year around. Though from April to October is generally considered the best time for Tibet travel, different seasons have different scenery.
Spring comes late in Tibet. People usually start the tour to Everest Base Camp and Namtso Lake from April. Weather is clear and pleasant, meanwhile, there aren’t too many tourists during this shoulder season. Discounts for air tickets and accommodation are available, so scheduling a Tibet tour between April, May and early June is an affordable choice.
Summer begins from July and ends in early September. Travel in Tibet with the mild temperatures on the plateau. It’s high season as well as the monsoon, the months of July and August bring half of Tibet’s annual rainfall. Reservations for the tour needs to be made ahead of time especially during the Shoton Festival in August.
Autumn (mid-September to October) is a great season to go to Tibet. The weather is still comfortable for most people. The rainy season comes to an end in mid to late September, and therefore makes the overland tour across Tibet smoother without the troubles of the landslide blocking the road.
Winter (December, January, February, March) is low season for Tibet, however, it is also a good time of year to have a tour in Lhasa and the sites around. You’ll enjoy a less crowded visit in the Potala Palace, and if you are interested in some natural landscapes, a day trip to Yamdrok Lake is a good option in winter too.