Western Highlands, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Western Highlands, China? If you're planning to go to Western Highlands, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Western Highlands in January, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • High performance gloves
  • Coveralls
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Insulated boots

February

If you are traveling to Western Highlands in February, you will notice that it is beyond freezing. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket

April

If you go to Western Highlands in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain occasionally.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Western Highlands in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Western Highlands can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Western Highlands

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