Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China? If you're planning to go to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, 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 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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas 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 superb value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve.

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

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    January

    Traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in January, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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    February

    If you are traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in February, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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    March

    March in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve is cold. 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.

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    April

    Traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. 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.

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    May

    May is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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    June

    June here can be chilly. 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.

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    July

    July is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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    August

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

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    September

    If you are traveling to Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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    October

    October in this region is cold. 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.

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    November

    November in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains about a third of the time.

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    December

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

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