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

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Traveling to Kangding, China? If you're planning to go to Kangding, the following is 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 Kangding, China

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

Important essentials for Kangding, China

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Kangding is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kangding, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kangding.

If you intend to go to the beautiful Roman Catholic Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to check out the amazing Mosque, take:

If you go to Paoma Mountain, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you visit a temple, such as Anjue Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kangding.

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

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    January is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

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    February

    February in Kangding 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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    March

    March can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains about a third of the time.

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    April

    Traveling to Kangding in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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    May

    May can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 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.

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    June

    June here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

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    July

    July in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

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    August

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

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    September

    September for Kangding is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains most days.

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    October

    Traveling to Kangding in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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    November

    November in Kangding is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    December

    December can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

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