Winter Experience

Generally speaking, the weather in most areas of Yunnan is mild in winter and cool in summer. It is suitable to visit Yunnan all year round. Therefore, thousands of various birds migrate to Yunnan, Mainly from Sibiria during the winter months. Apart from the northern part of Yunnan, most parts of Yunnan is definitely warmer than Sibiria but also here it is advisable to protect oneself against the chill, especially in higher elevation like Shangrila. The highest mountains and the coldest temperatures in winter can be experienced in the northern part of Yunnan which borders Tibet. Meili Snow Mountain, the highest peak of Yunnan. Visiting to Deqin County and also Shangri-La can end up in snowy weather and slippery roads. However, travelling around Lijiang, Dali and the places in the south of Shangrila would be a great experience. The weather is good enough with bright sunshine, azure sky and less rainfall. Flowers are in full bloom, and you may feel like it is in Spring not in winter.