Deqin, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Deqin, China? If you're planning to go to Deqin, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Deqin, China

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

Important essentials for Deqin, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Deqin 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.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

Don't forget these

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

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January

January can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

February

If you are traveling to Deqin in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

March

If you are traveling to Deqin in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

April

If you visit Deqin during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

May

If you vacation in Deqin during May, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

June

June in Deqin can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

July

July in Deqin is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

August

If you vacation in Deqin during August, you may see that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

September

September in Deqin is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

October

If you visit Deqin during October, you are likely to notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

November

November in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

December

December in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Feilai Temple, wear:

If you go to Meilixue Mountain Nature Reserve, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

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