Taroko Gorge, Taiwan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

Based on the climate and weather in Taroko Gorge, the best time to go is December. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Taroko Gorge, Taiwan by month

January

January here is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Taroko Gorge is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Taroko Gorge is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Taroko Gorge, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

April

April in Taroko Gorge is warm and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

May

If you visit Taroko Gorge during May, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 80 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

June

In June, Taroko Gorge is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Taroko Gorge, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

July

July in Taroko Gorge is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts

August

If you go to Taroko Gorge in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

September in Taroko Gorge is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses

October

If you visit Taroko Gorge during October, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

November

If you visit Taroko Gorge during November, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Taroko Gorge
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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