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

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

When to go to Khotan, China

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

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

January

January in Khotan is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Khotan in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

March

Traveling to Khotan in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Khotan in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Khotan during May, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Khotan in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you visit Khotan during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

August

August in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

September is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Khotan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Khotan in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters

December

December here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Khotan, 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 Khotan
  • Appropriate museum wear

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