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

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Traveling to Northwestern Yunnan, China? If you're planning to go to Northwestern Yunnan, I've got 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 Northwestern Yunnan, China

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

Important essentials for Northwestern Yunnan, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • 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 may get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Northwestern Yunnan 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.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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What to wear/what to pack for Northwestern Yunnan, China by month

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January

January in Northwestern Yunnan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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February

February in Northwestern Yunnan is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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March

March in Northwestern Yunnan can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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April

April in Northwestern Yunnan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

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May

If you go to Northwestern Yunnan in May, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost regularly.

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June

June can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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July

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

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August

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

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September

September here is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Northwestern Yunnan during October, you are likely to see that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about a third of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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November

November in Northwestern Yunnan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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December

Traveling to Northwestern Yunnan in December, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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Activities for Northwestern Yunnan, China

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

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