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

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

When to go to Inner Mongolia, China

Based on the climate and weather in Inner Mongolia, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Inner Mongolia, China by month

January

Traveling to Inner Mongolia in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is biting cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Inner Mongolia is very cold. 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:

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

April

April here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Inner Mongolia in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you are traveling to Inner Mongolia in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella

August

August here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

September in Inner Mongolia is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Inner Mongolia is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Inner Mongolia, China

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Inner Mongolia
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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