What to pack for a Trip to Lhasa

Tibet is on the roof of the world and most part of it is remote area. The things to pack should be in your consideration beforehand. As Tibet is on the highland with a special climate, you need to prepare suitable clothing and travelling paraphernalia.

Having surveyed our travel guides, our travel consultants, and the locals in Lhasa, we know personally to bring you this information. If you have a trip to Lhasa coming up, and you want to fit in, here are some useful suggestions for you.

Despite the amount of sunlight in Tibet, there is a significant daily difference in temperature; so it is chilly at night even if the day is sunny. Most hotels in Tibet have no central heating, so you'd better take some down garments (those with hats will better), woolen sweaters, warm gloves, warm and wind-proof shoes and socks. Wearing several layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed is the wise choice since temperatures may vary greatly within a single day. To avoid sun-burn in this high-altitude area, it is suggested that you wear sunhats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion and lip balm or chap-stick as the wind can be cold and dry.

In summer, wearing a T-shirt in day time but the Jacket is necessary at hotel in the morning and evening. In winter, from November to next March, of course you need bring down jackets, warm sweaters, gloves, warm pants, woolen hats. It is very cold in the morning and evening.

During the peak tourism season, April, May, September and October, you need to prepare T-shirts, overcoats and jeans, warm sweaters. Besides, frequent rainfall in this season makes waterproof clothing and raingear absolute necessities.

At last, whenever you visit Tibet, if your plan includes overnight at Everest Base Camp or Namtso Lake, or a several days outdoor trek in mountain area, to keep warm is very important. The winter clothes are a must, However, you do not worry too much about clothing, you can buy any kind of what you need in Lhasa and clothes is quite cheap.


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