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

Traveling to Karakol Lake, China? If you're planning to go to Karakol Lake, 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 Karakol Lake, China

Based on the climate and weather in Karakol Lake, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Karakol Lake, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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

Karakol Lake 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.


  • Supplements

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

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What to wear/what to pack for Karakol Lake, China by month

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January

January in Karakol Lake is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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February

February can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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March

March in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

If you are traveling to Karakol Lake in April, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

June in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

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July

Traveling to Karakol Lake in July, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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September

September in Karakol Lake can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October for Karakol Lake is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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November

November in Karakol Lake is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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December

December in Karakol Lake can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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