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

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Traveling to Western Highlands, China? If you're planning to go to Western Highlands, below 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 Western Highlands, China

Based on the climate and weather in Western Highlands, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Western Highlands, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Western Highlands, China by month

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January

January is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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February

If you go to Western Highlands in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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March

Traveling to Western Highlands in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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April

Traveling to Western Highlands in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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May

If you are traveling to Western Highlands in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Western Highlands in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

Traveling to Western Highlands in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Western Highlands in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

October is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains occasionally.

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November

November for Western Highlands is cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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December

If you go to Western Highlands in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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