Visit Tibet: While winter was cold and dry, spring seems to be the snowy season in Tibet – we’ve seen more snow over the last few weeks in Lhasa than we did throughout the whole winter.
Yesterday morning I woke up very early for some reason, an hour before my alarm was due to go off. I noticed that outside wasn’t as bright as it should usually be at that time, but it didn’t take me long to realise why – the clouds were so low that the landmark mountain Bumpa Ri that dominates the view from my window was totally obscured. Within minutes snow began to fall right outside my window, flurrying at first before gradually becoming a steady soft waterfall.
I threw on my boots and big Tibetan jacket and rushed to the roof to get a better view of the snowfall. The mountains were as white as the sky, but over the next hour as the snow clouds moved on towards the East the outlines of ridges began to appear against patches of lighter cloud that eventually gave way to blue sky.
By 9am the snowfall had finished and it felt like the sun was finally rising now above the clouds, highlighting the incredible whiteness of the mountains around the Tibet University campus. By the time class started the snow had already begun to disappear from some of the lower hills, returning them to their natural brown colouring for a few hours until the next snowfall hit us a few hours later.
Source: Kia Ora Tibet