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

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

When to go to Daocheng, China

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

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

January

January in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Daocheng is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Daocheng is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Daocheng is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Daocheng in May, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Daocheng in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

July in Daocheng is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

August

August can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

September

September in Daocheng is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Daocheng is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Daocheng is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Daocheng, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Daocheng is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness.

For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Daocheng

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