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

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Traveling to Sakya, China? If you're planning to go to Sakya, the following 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 Sakya, China

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

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.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

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

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February

February in Sakya is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day of the month.

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March

March here is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

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April

April here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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May

May in Sakya is chilly. 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 about a third of the time.

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June

June is mild. 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.

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July

If you go 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 sometimes.

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August

August is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains most days.

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September

If you go to Sakya in September, you will notice that it is crisp. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Sakya in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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November

November for Sakya can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

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December

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

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