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

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

When to go to Sakya, China

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

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

January

January for Sakya is frosty. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Sakya in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Sakya is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Sakya in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

June

June for Sakya is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella

July

Traveling to Sakya in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear

August

If you go to Sakya in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you go to Sakya in September, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

October

October is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

November

If you are traveling to Sakya in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Sakya in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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