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

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

When to go to Xiahe, China

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

What to wear/what to pack for Xiahe, China by month

January

If you go to Xiahe in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Xiahe in February, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Xiahe is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens

May

If you visit Xiahe during May, you are likely to find that it can be brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

June

June is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks

July

July here is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

If you vacation in Xiahe during August, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

September

September in Xiahe is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

October

October in Xiahe can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear

November

November here is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Xiahe is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Xiahe, China

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

  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Xiahe
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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