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Asia: Where to go in July / August?

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1. Posted by Indi-Anna (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

I'm starting my travels of Asia in July but I'm not sure where to begin. I know this is a bad time of year in some places because of the monsoon seasons or really high temperatures. Does anyone have any advice on where would be a good place to start so I wouldn't be affected by this too much?

Also, I'm just beginning all my research etc. I've got a few Lonely Planet guides but can anyone recommend some really good advice websites / blogs?

Thanks, Anna

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It's the south-west monsoon season during this time of the year. Expect the regions on the west coast, especially those close to the sea, to experience more/heavier rainfalls. However, rains don't come all the time, and normally they are afternoon downpours -- very heavy, but don't last long (possibly an hour or two). Don't worry too much about it, as the rain can be a welcoming thing to have because it really cools down the hot weather for the next few hours.

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5635 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

If you want to avoid a combination of wet and hot weather, why don't you start in Tibet if you can? Probably the only place in that region that is a bit more comfortable relatively speaking.
Temperatures are perfect during those months, although they are wetter compared to spring and/or autumn. But around 100 mm a month in Lhasa on average. That really is not bad, just a few showers.

Enjoy!

4. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Why not begin from India?:)

U can explore the colourful state of Rajasthan, before embarking on a tough but enjoyable journey to the wonderland of Leh and Laddakh. The Manali-Leh road is open only during July- September, so u can experience that epic trans Himalayan journey too encountering numerous mountain passes(some of them as high as 6000 metres) on the way.

Once u r in Leh, u can take excurions to Pangong Lake, part of which is in India and rest of it in China. U can also take a 1/2 day excursion to the Nubra Valley encountering the highest motorable road in the world, on the way to the cold desert !!

Cheers
Arif

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