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

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

When to go to Zhangjiakou, China

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

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

January

January here can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Zhangjiakou can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Zhangjiakou is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Zhangjiakou in April, you will notice that it is crisp and very dry. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Zhangjiakou during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear

July

Traveling to Zhangjiakou in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you go to Zhangjiakou in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

September here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October for Zhangjiakou is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Zhangjiakou is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

It snows occasionally. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Zhangjiakou, 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 Zhangjiakou

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