The average temperature in Shigatse in July is 10°C-28°C. July is the rainy season in Tibet. The precipitation in this month is relatively large, but it normally rains at night, with less rain during the day and the sun is still bright and the ultraviolet rays are strong during the day. At this time, sun protection is necessary when travelling to Tibet. If you are going to the Everest Base Camp in Shigatse in July, the average night temperature is about 6-8 degree Celsius.
The average temperature in Shigatse in July is 28 °C ~ 10 °C. The temperature in Shigatse in July is not much different from that in Lhasa with a larger temperature difference between day and night. It is recommended to do less activities during the night. In Shigatse, the highest temperature in July can reach to 28 degree Celsius, and the warm sunshine makes Lhasa and Shigatse the best choices for winter tours in Tibet. You can perform Kora devoutly in the streets of Shigatse with the local Tibetans, bask in the sun on the street or chat with friends in a sweet tea house. This is the typical life of the local Tibetan people and the most leisure way to travel in Tibet.
Daytime average temperature: 23°C, light cotton or linen clothes such as sports T-shirts, hoodies, jumpers, sweat pants, shirts, jackets, etc. are recommended.
Nighttime average temperature: 11°C, light warm clothes such as outdoor jackets, thin sweaters, light wind breakers, leather jackets, etc. are recommended.
July is the month of the schools’ summer vocation, which is also the peak season for Tibet tours. In Shigatse, there are the snow-capped mountains represented by the world's highest peak-Mt. Everest, the original forest belt, the holy mountains, the holy lakes, the plateau grassland and the ancient temples. Shigatse is also the center of the post-Tibet. People come and go to Tibet constantly during July. On the way from Lhasa to Shigatse, you will drop by the Gambala Pass at an altitude of 5,190 meters and the holy Yamdrok Lake. There are also some other must-sees such as the Carola Glacier, the Baiju Temple, the Pala Manor, the Tashilhunpo Monastery and so on. The most appealing attraction is the Everest base camp. In July, the Mount Everest is freezing cold in snow. You can barely see it until the good timing comes. Would you like to try your luck?
In the summer, Tibet is in its rainy season and so as Shigatse. There is a great amount of rainfall in Tibet at this time. Although it mainly rains in the evening or at night, it also rains some during the day. Therefore, tourists who are going to Shigatse should bring an umbrella or a raincoat. You can prepare a waterproof plastic bag in advance to put your electronic products such as mobile phones, and cameras in case it suddenly rains.
People may think that it will be hot in Tibet in summer since the sunshine there is strong. Actually it feels cool in Tibet while everywhere else is hot in summer. The summer in Tibet can be a great resort to take a vacation. The highest temperature during the day hardly exceeds 30 degrees, and the temperature will drop immediately at night by about 10 degree Celsius. That’s why the air conditioning in Tibet does not have the function of cooling, and it is necessary to have a blanket at night, which keeps warm and comfortable.
July is the month of the schools’ summer vocation with people coming and going to Tibet constantly. At this time, the hotel price and the cost of the tourist car increase a lot. The discount for inbound and outbound tickets is not as favorable as in the off-season. It is especially difficult to get a train ticket entering or exiting Tibet during this time. If you need it, you can find a travel agency to buy it for you.
Although Shigatse has entered the rainy season in July, keeping your skin moisturized is still necessary. It is recommended to bring lip balm, hand cream, lotion, face cream and other skin care products. It is recommended to drink more water and eat more fruits in Tibet. When you come to Tibet in winter, you don't need to take a bath every day like in the mainland. Bathing every day is not only easy to catch a cold, but also the skin gets more dry after showering. Therefore, it is recommended to apply moisturizers and other moisturizing products after a shower. You are strongly suggested to bring sunscreen, visor or other sun protection before entering Tibet to enjoy the warm sunshine of Tibet without getting burnt.
Only some areas in Tibet is good for tours all year round. Shigatse is one of them. Unlike Nyingchi, the most famous attractions in Shigatse are generally related to religion. The visit to temples and manors is not affected by different seasons. In general, the best time for Shigatse is from May to October each year. At this time, the climate will not be too cold and it occasionally snows. If you go to Everest Base Camp, you need to take the weather conditions into account more. The best season for Everest tourism is generally from April to May and September to October. During the rainy season from June to August, the peaks of Mount Everest are always covered by clouds and mists. From November to March, although the weather is fine, it’ll be too cold and the roads are often not accessible because of the frozen ice.