Old Tibetan provinces, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Old Tibetan provinces, China

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

What to wear/what to pack for Old Tibetan provinces, China by month

January

If you vacation in Old Tibetan provinces during January, you are likely to find that it is freezing.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thick pajamas
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • High performance gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection

March

If you go to Old Tibetan provinces in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Old Tibetan provinces is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for Old Tibetan provinces can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Old Tibetan provinces in June, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Old Tibetan provinces is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Old Tibetan provinces in August, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Old Tibetan provinces during September, you are likely to find that it can be chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Old Tibetan provinces can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Old Tibetan provinces is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thick pajamas

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Old Tibetan provinces, China

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Old Tibetan provinces

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