Taroko Gorge, Taiwan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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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.

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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 Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • 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

Activities for Taroko Gorge, Taiwan

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

If you see a temple, such as The Eternal Spring Shrine, wear:

If you're considering visiting Suspension bridge & waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Taroko Gorge.

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

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January

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

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February

February 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.

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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%.

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April

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

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May

If you are traveling to Taroko Gorge in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

June is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you vacation in Taroko Gorge during July, you are likely to notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

In August, Taroko Gorge is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Taroko Gorge, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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September

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

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October

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

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November

November in Taroko Gorge is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

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

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