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

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Traveling to Yushu, China? If you're planning to go to Yushu, 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 Yushu, China

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

Important essentials for Yushu, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

Yushu is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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

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January

If you are traveling to Yushu in January, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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February

If you are traveling to Yushu in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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April

April in Yushu is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

If you vacation in Yushu during May, you might see that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Yushu is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

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

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August

August in Yushu is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in Yushu can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Yushu can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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November

Traveling to Yushu in November, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Yushu in December, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Yushu, China

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

If you check out a temple, such as Temple of Princess Wencheng, wear:

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