Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China

Based on the climate and weather in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China by month

January

January in this region is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella

April

If you are traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is crisp. 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat

December

If you go to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, 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 Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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