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Ngari is located in the western part of Tibet, with an average elevation of over 4,500 meters. It is known as the “roof of the roof of the world” or “Tibet of Tibet”. The terrain is unique here, the lakes are numerous, the sparsely populated, there are many beautiful snow-capped mountains, and the steep and colorful, magnificent; there are also countless lakes and wide grasslands that cannot be reached, various kinds of high-altitude animals and precious The plants let you explore the world without getting tired. For most tourists, Tibet Ngari is a mystery, everything here is unknown and very attractive. Visitors who want to travel to the Ngari area must first understand the weather and climate in Ngari, Tibet.

 

The annual average temperature of Ngari is 9 °C, and the average daily temperature of the area above 5000 meters above sea level in Ngari is very variable. It is really "late cotton jacket in the evening and yarn in the afternoon." Shiquanhe Town has a low temperature and cold winter all year round. The annual average temperature is less than zero. The extreme minimum temperature in Shiquanhe Town is -41 degrees in winter, and the extreme maximum temperature in summer is 21 degrees. The temperature difference between day and night is quite large. The annual temperature difference is small at an altitude of over 5,000 meters. The temperature in the daytime is above 10 °C in August, while the nighttime temperature drops below 0 °C.

 

Ngari's annual precipitation is quite small and seasonal. From October to April of the next year, precipitation accounts for only 10% to 20% of the whole year. From May to September, the rainfall is very concentrated, generally accounting for more than 80% of the annual precipitation. Due to the high altitude and the cold and dry climate in Ngari, the annual rainfall is quite small, and the temperature difference between day and night is large. Even in the summer, you may only wear a thin piece of clothing in the sun at noon, but in the early morning and evening, wearing a down jacket will not feel hot.

 

Weather and climate characteristics in the Ngari area of ​​Tibet

Windy weather: Due to the high altitude, the Ngari area is sparsely populated. Although it is located on the plateau, the terrain is flat, and most of the areas are flat. The wind is like a desert, so the wind is dry.

Ample sunshine: The special terrain of the Ngari area creates ample light here. In the rainy season, the sun is still the protagonist.

Less precipitation: Due to the wide terrain and large winds, the water vapor is not easy to condense, so there is less rain. The dry season is from October to April, and the precipitation is scarce and cold. The rainy season is from May to September each year, and the precipitation is relatively high, but the sun is still sufficient.

Large temperature difference between day and night: Due to high altitude, Ngari’s climate is cold and dry. The annual rainfall is quite small, and the temperature difference between day and night is large. Even in the summer, you may only wear a thin piece of clothing in the sun at noon, but in the early morning and evening, wearing a down jacket will not feel hot.

 

Seasonal temperature in the Ngari area of ​​Tibet

Ngari's special geographical and topographical conditions have made Ngari's unique weather, where seasonal changes are not obvious. Due to the scarcity of vegetation, temperature is the most important factor in distinguishing seasons. Ngari's spring and autumn are extremely short, so it can be said that Ngari is an area with only summer and winter, and the summer is very short and the winter is very long.

 

The summer season from May to September is the rainy season in the Ngari area. At this time, Ngari's day is still sunny, strong ultraviolet light and high temperature. In the evening, the temperature here can reach zero. Typical early cotton quilts are worn in the afternoon, so tourists planning to travel to the Ngari area in the summer still need to prepare thicker warm clothing such as down jackets.

 

Every year from October to April is the winter season in the Ngari area, which is also the dry season. At this time, the windy weather in the Ngari area is very low. In real-time daytime sunshine, the temperature is still low, you need to wear a thick down jacket to keep warm, and at night the temperature can reach minus 20 degrees, not suitable for outdoor activities.

 

Best time and season for sightseeing in Ngari

Based on the weather and climate characteristics of Ngari in Tibet, the best season to go to Ngari is May-June and September-October. It can avoid the trouble of rainy season and heavy snowy roads. Ngari’s spring began in May, when the solidified land reappeared and opened its vast and innocent chest to welcome the coming of life. The lovely bar-headed geese, black-necked cranes, red-crowned cranes and brown-headed gulls were thousands of birds. Millions, play in the lakes of the big and small crystal clear. The red willow flower, the golden flower (the gentian flower), the snow lotus flower fight for each other, the beauty is colorful, and the alpine grass dress is colorful and dazzling. Although the summer is the rainy season in Ngari, due to the scarcity of precipitation in the Ngari area, the rainfall will not be too large, so the impact is not significant. The main roads from Lhasa to Shiquan River are now covered with asphalt, so the passage of this road will not be affected by rainfall. However, if you want to take the Ngari Great Ring Road, it is recommended to avoid the rainiest July and August. Except for the new Tibet Highway, most of the roads in Ngari still do not reNgarize the whole asphalt road. The rainy season is likely to cause the road to be muddy. At the same time, there will be many more opportunities to see the rainbow in the summer, and some mountains will be replaced with green ones, and the colors will be richer than spring and autumn.

 

Dress for Weather

MONTH

TEMPERATURE

IDRESS FOR WEATHER

January

-25 ~ 2

Thick coats such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, hats, gloves, down jackets, mink coats, etc.

February

-21 ~ 1

Thick coats such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, hats, gloves, down jackets, mink coats, etc.

March

-18 ~ 11

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and fur coats.

April

-13 ~ 14

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and fur coats.

May

-10 ~ 16

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and leather jackets.

June

-1 ~ 23

The day: cool and breathable clothes such as shirts, thin skirts and thin T-shirts.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and leather jackets.

July

8 ~ 24

The day: cool and breathable clothes such as shirts, thin skirts and thin T-shirts.

Nighttime: warm clothes such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, suits, and thin sweaters.

August

7 ~ 24

The day: cool and breathable clothes such as shirts, thin skirts and thin T-shirts.

Nighttime: windbreaker, coat, coat, coat, sweater, wool suit, suit, winter clothes and other warm clothes.

September

-4 ~ 20

The day: short suits with single-layer cotton and linen fabrics, T-shirts, thin denim pants, casual wear and other comfortable clothes.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and leather jackets.

October

-9 ~ 16

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: wear thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and leather jackets.

November

-18 ~ 11

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and fur coats.

December

-22 ~ 8

The day: warm clothing such as suits, jackets, windbreakers, casual wear, jackets, and thin sweaters.

Nighttime: thick warm clothes such as cotton coats, winter coats, leather jackets, thick coats, hats, gloves, down jackets, and fur coats.

 

The winter is long and cold in Ngari, and local folks have a saying, "November (Tibetan calendar) land; East crack, December stone opening", its coldness is self-evident, the wind and snow are like a commonplace, and it is fierce. Some people say that Ngari is "the forbidden zone of life", and the brave Ngari people are the "busters" in the restricted area of ​​life. They are not afraid of loneliness, snow and cold as snow lotus. They are carrying forward the spirit of tenacious, simple, selfless and tenacious snow lotus, and bravely rooted in this land.


Although Ngari's altitude is very high, the road is extremely difficult and the traffic is inconvenient, its peculiar plateau style is inextricably attracted to countless explorers to conquer it, experience it and appreciate it. If you are also curious about the magic of Ngari, it is better to join our Ngari travel route.

 

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