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

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

When to go to Kashgar, China

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

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

January

If you go to Kashgar in January, you will notice that it is freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Kashgar in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

April

April here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

May

If you are traveling to Kashgar in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Kashgar in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you go to Kashgar in August, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

September

If you go to Kashgar in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses

October

October in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Kashgar in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kashgar, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kashgar, 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 Kashgar
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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