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

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

When to go to Gyantse, China

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

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

January

If you go to Gyantse in January, you will notice that it is freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is freezing. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Gyantse is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Gyantse in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Gyantse in May, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Gyantse can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Gyantse is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Gyantse in August, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Gyantse in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Gyantse can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Gyantse in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Gyantse, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Gyantse 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 Gyantse
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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