The rainy season begins in July in Tibet and lasts until the end of August or sometimes even into September. However, the rainy season does not mean that it rains permanently like in some tropical countries, but that the rain falls in the late afternoon or at night. The chances of clear views on a Tibet motorcycle tour during this time unfortunately decrease, but if you plan at least one night at Everest Base Camp, with a little luck you should be able to enjoy a clear view of the mountain. September to mid-October is one of the most beautiful months for a motorcycle trip to Tibet in the second half of the year. The weather is stable and nature is lush green and lively after the rainy season.
Winter begins in Tibet in mid-October, on many passes there is ice even during the day and it is getting really cold. As a responsible tour operator who attaches great importance to safety and wants to avoid or minimize risks for motorcyclists, Tibetmoto Tours does not organize Tibet motorcycle tours in Tibet after mid-October, since the trip can then end in a sledging game on ice. So you see, the season for a good Tibet motorcycle tour is short – but packed with riding fun, adventure and the best weather.
The following tabular overview of climate and weather in Tibet can help you decide which month to go and when to plan for your ride to Everest Base Camp.