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

Traveling to Maqu, China? If you're planning to go to Maqu, here 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 Maqu, China

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

Important essentials for Maqu, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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

General health necessities

Maqu 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.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

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

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

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January

January in Maqu is frosty. 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 in Maqu can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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April

April in Maqu can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you visit Maqu during May, you may notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Maqu can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Maqu in July, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Maqu is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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September

If you vacation in Maqu during September, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you are traveling to Maqu in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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November

Traveling to Maqu in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Maqu in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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