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

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Traveling to Gyantse, China? If you're planning to go to Gyantse, 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 Gyantse, China

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).

General health necessities

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.


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you are traveling to Gyantse in January, 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.

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February

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

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March

If you are traveling to Gyantse in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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April

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

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May

May can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

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

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July

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

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August

August here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

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September

September here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Gyantse in October, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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November

Traveling to Gyantse in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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December

Traveling to Gyantse in December, 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 of the month.

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