Weather in Dege
September is the best time of year for travel in eastern Tibet.
The weather in Dege is dry and sunny,
although late monsoon cloudbursts are a possibility. Days are
warm, nights are cool, and nighttime lows will usually drop
below freezing. Of the overnight stops, the highest elevation
is at Dordra Gonpa at 4000 meters or 13,200 feet. The highest
pass we cross by car is about 5000 meters or 16,500 feet. Passes
crossed on horseback are considerably lower. In Chengdu expect
warm, moist, rainy conditions.
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