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

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Traveling to Golmud, China? If you're planning to go to Golmud, this article contains 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 Golmud, China

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

Important essentials for Golmud, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Golmud is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

Traveling to Golmud in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

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

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March

March for Golmud is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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April

April here is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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May

If you visit Golmud during May, you will probably find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

If you vacation in Golmud during June, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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July

If you are traveling to Golmud in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Golmud during August, you will probably see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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September

If you vacation in Golmud during September, you may see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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October

Traveling to Golmud in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Golmud can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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December

December for Golmud can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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Activities for Golmud, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Golmud.

If you go to Kunlun Mountains UNESCO Global Geopark, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

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