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

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

When to go to Chengde, China

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

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

January

January in Chengde is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Insulated boots
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • High performance gloves
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thick pajamas
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls

February

February in Chengde is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

March

Traveling to Chengde in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters

April

April for Chengde is chilly and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Chengde in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Chengde in June, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Chengde is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Chengde, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Chengde during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Chengde is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters

December

December in Chengde is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chengde, 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 Chengde
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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