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

Traveling to Shangrila, China? If you're planning to go to Shangrila, this 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 Shangrila, China

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

Important essentials for Shangrila, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

Shangrila 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 Shangrila, China by month

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January

January in Shangrila can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost almost every day of the month. It rains or snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

February

February here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

March

March for Shangrila is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

April

April in Shangrila can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

May

May in Shangrila can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

July

July in Shangrila is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

August

August in Shangrila is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

November

November in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

December

December in Shangrila is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Songzanlin Monastery, take the following:

Activities for Shangrila, China

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

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