Shigatse

Shigatse, China
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by B_cool from SIN, Singapore
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Climate & Best time to visit Shigatse

Climate in Shigatse:

Best time to visit Shigatse:

Spring (March to May): Spring in Tibet is relatively mild, with daytime temperatures gradually rising. Daytime temperatures range from 10-20°C (50-68°F), but nights can still be cold. It's a season of awakening nature and blooming flowers.

Summer (June to August): Summers are the warmest in Tibet, but temperatures are still moderate due to the high altitude. Daytime temperatures often range between 15-25°C (59-77°F), with cool nights. It's the monsoon season, bringing occasional rainfall.

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is cool and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from 10-20°C (50-68°F). It's a popular season for travel, offering clear skies, colorful foliage, and stable weather conditions.

Winter (December to February): Winters are cold in Tibet, with daytime temperatures averaging around 0°C (32°F) or lower. Nights can be extremely cold, with temperatures dropping well below freezing. Snowfall is possible, especially in higher elevations.

Money & Prices

Currency in China:

Chinese yuan (CNY)

How expensive is a trip to Shigatse?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
3.76 USD
Fast food meal:
5.20 USD
Mid-range meal:
11.28 USD
Bottle of water:
0.41 USD
Soft drink:
0.49 USD
Cappuccino:
3.40 USD
Local Beer:
1.38 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.38 USD
Taxi - 1km:
0.47 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

China general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type I (Australian/New Zealand & Chinese/Argentine 2/3-pin)

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