Beichuan, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Beichuan, China? If you're planning to go to Beichuan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Beichuan, China

Based on the climate and weather in Beichuan, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Beichuan, China by month

January

If you are traveling to Beichuan in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens

February

If you are traveling to Beichuan in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

March here is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

April

April is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

June

In June, Beichuan is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Beichuan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

July

July in Beichuan is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August in Beichuan is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

September

If you vacation in Beichuan during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

October

In October, Beichuan is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Beichuan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

November

November in Beichuan is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Beichuan is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Beichuan, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Beichuan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Beichuan
  • Appropriate museum wear

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