Best time to visit Yamdrok Lake
1. Choose the best time according to natural climate factors:
In the spring and autumn, the Yamdrok Lake is blue, the sky is transparent, and the climate is mild. It is most suitable for sightseeing. In every mid-November, Yamdrok begins to freeze and the best tourist season in Yamdrok Lake: it is more suitable for summer, July, August and September. The air is humid and the temperature is suitable. Yamdrok Lake is a low-concentration salt lake, which could frozen in every mid-November and has an ice thickness of 0.5m.
Visiting Yamdrok Lake in every spring and autumn, you may find the blue sky can be reflected on the lake. The water and mountains are very vivid, the shooting effect is the best, and the climate is mild and suitable for taking pictures. The surrounding grassland is rich and beautiful. If you are luck enough, in the beginning of November, during autumn and winter, there are migratory birds flying over the lake. The small island in the lake attracts birds from the north to spend the winter and feel the integration of animals and nature. For photographers with high requirements of the sky, they can choose spring and autumn.
July-September of summer is also the time when the temperature is the most moderate, the air is relatively humid, there is the possibility of rain, the lake grassland is refreshing in summer, and it is very suitable for taking pictures also.
2. Choose the best time according to human comfort：
From April to November every year, Yamdrok Lake has a relatively small wind speed. At the end of November, the wind speed becomes stronger and the temperature drops. In winter, it is easy to get cold when going to the lake. The capability of outdoor photographing and the time is in a shortage situation. Yamdrok Lake is a low-concentration saltwater lake, and it may freeze in winter after snowing, but this happened rarely.
During the summer time, the body comfort level of Yamdrok Lake will be much better. Although the wind is stronger than the mainland, the general feeling would be better in summer.
3. Choose the best time from the level of economic consumption：
July-September is the peak season for tourism in Tibet. Honestly speaking, the the car price is relatively expensive. If you want to avoid the flow of people, it is also a good choice to visit Tibet in winter. In the winter grassland, there are slight snowflakes, and the white peaks behind are impressed on the lake. The driving distance of Yamdork Lake is not far. There is no restriction on winter travel due to the heavy snow.