Winter in Tibet
Touring Tibet in winter is the best season to enjoy the unique Tibetan culture and pure scenery. Most people think that winter is extremely cold in Tibet, but in actual fact the average temperatures are about 14 degrees during the day and minus 9 degrees at night. Travelling to Tibet in the winter means you can admire the blue sky and sunshine every day and with fewer visitors in winter you can enjoy your tour with more comfort.
No.35 Gongqian Alley, Beijing Middle Road, Chengguan District
Barkhor Street, Chengguan District, Lhasa
Mount Gephel, Lhasa
Border between Damxung County and Baingoin County
Langkazi Country, Nagarze County
Everest Base Camp
Daily Life in Tibet
Prayers at Jokhang Temple
Tibetan culture is heavily associated with Buddhism with the majority of arts, literature and music prevailing Buddhist beliefs. During winter there are large numbers of pilgrims that set out for Lhasa. You will be able to see many devout Buddhists prostrating and praying at Jokhang Temple.
The daily life of many Tibetans is dominated by religion and praying. However, another favorite pastime of Tibetans is drinking tea and meeting and catching up with other Tibetans at teahouses. Tibetan teahouses offer sweet tea and butter tea costing only 0.80 Yuan per cup. Usually locals will stay in the teahouses for the whole afternoon enjoying their tea and the company of friends. Famous teahouses can be found at Barkhor Street.
Tibetan houses are made primarily of stone, clay and wood. Due to the high plateau climate with little rain, houses are built with flat roofs. The houses of local Tibetans are made up of two floors, the first floor is for livestock and the second floor is for the family. Within the house there is a glass house which is still very warm during the winter as during the day there is plenty of sunshine.