Shangri-La Weather in April

Shangri-La Weather and Climate in April

When you travel to Shangri-La in April, Shangri-La is still in a relatively cold state in April, because Shangri-La in the high altitude mountainous areas, the wind will be relatively strong, especially in the morning and evening, and it will be warmer at noon, but there will still be some wind. The temperature difference between morning and evening in Shangri-La is large. Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 55°F to 62°F, daily low temperature increase by 6°F, from 31°F to 37°F. 

Historical Shangri-La Average Daily Temperatures in April

April     Average High  Average Low 
1 12.8°C /55°F -0.6°C /31°F
2 12.8°C /55°F -0.6°C /31°F
3 12.8°C /55°F -0.6°C /31°F
4 12.8°C /55°F -0.6°C /31°F
5 13.3°C /56°F -0.6°C /31°F
6 13.3°C /56°F 0°C /32°F
7 13.3°C /56°F 0°C /32°F
8 13.3°C /56°F 0°C /32°F
9 13.9°C /57°F 0°C /32°F
10 13.9°C /57°F 0°C /32°F
11 13.9°C /57°F 0.6°C /33°F
12 13.9°C /57°F 0.6°C /33°F
13 13.9°C /57°F 0.6°C /33°F
14 14.4°C /58°F 0.6°C /33°F
15 14.4°C /58°F 0.6°C /33°F
16 14.4°C /58°F 1.1°C /34°F
17 14.4°C /58°F 1.1°C /34°F
18 15°C /59°F 1.1°C /34°F
19 15°C /59°F 1.1°C /34°F
20 15°C /59°F 1.1°C /34°F
21 15°C /59°F 1.7°C /35°F
22 15°C /59°F 1.7°C /35°F
23 15.6°C /60°F 1.7°C /35°F
24 15.6°C /60°F 1.7°C /35°F
25 15.6°C /60°F 2.2°C /36°F
26 15.6°C /60°F 2.2°C /36°F
27 16.1°C /61°F 2.2°C /36°F
28 16.1°C /61°F 2.2°C /36°F
29 16.1°C /61°F 2.8°C /37°F
30 16.1°C /61°F 2.8°C /37°F

What to Wear for an April Shangri-La Travel

It is suggested to take a thin coat and two thick coats for traveling, because the temperature difference between morning and evening in Shangri-La is large. In addition, we need to wear sun caps, sunglasses and sunscreen and umbrellas, after all Shangri-La is a plateau area, with long sunshine and strong ultraviolet rays.

Useful Travel Tips for you to travel Shangri-La in April

  • You can drink more water on the way of traveling, the most important thing is taking some skin care products,so that the skin will not be dry.
  • Ultraviolet radiation is strong here, so visitors must prepare some sunscreen products to prevent skin from being burned by ultraviolet radiation, and wind and sand is relatively large, masks are essential items.
  • After arriving, you may have altitude stress: shortness of breath, chest tightness and dreaminess. At this moment, you must not do strenuous exercise or drink alcohol but should have a good rest and keep warm.
  • A pair of sunglasses is essential to travel here to prevent your eyes.
  • There are many nationalities here. When traveling here, we should first learn about the customs and taboos of different nationalities in order to prevent some unintentional actions from offending them.

Places to Visit in April Shangri-La

  • Pudacuo National Park
    Being one of the most bio-diverse regions in China’s Yunnan Province, Pudacuo National Park is the first national park in Chinese mainland which was announced on June 25, 2007. Pudacuo National Park is suitable for traveling all the year around. Different season has different scenery. In spring, the hills are covered with colorful azalea,
  • Songzanlin Monastery
    It is the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple group in Yunnan province. There are many treasures well preserved in this temple. This spiritual place invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Know some history about the Fifth Dalai Lama; see the famous eight gold-covered sculptures of Shakyamuni Buddha; visit the two major lamasery buildings – Zhacang and Jikang; and if you are lucky enough, have a conversation with a young Lama is indeed an interesting experience.
  • Dukezong Ancient Town
    Dukezong is a Tibetan town in Shangri-la County, Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan. As one of the largest and best-preserved Tibetan residence groups in China, it is over thirteen hundred years old, which not only plays an important role in the Old Tea-Horse Road, but also serves as a corridor connecting Chinese and Tibetan language, people, religion and cultures.
  • Shika Snow Mountain:
    Shika Snow Mountain looks like a sleeping beauty towering high on the vast land with clouds veiled which adds mysterious atmosphere to the mountain. Standing on the top of Shika Snow Mountain, tourists can see the main peak of the Meili Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain in the southeast and other famous mountains in the far distance. There is snow cover on the mountain.
  • Haba Snow Mountain
    Haba Snow Mountain is the ideal destination for amateur mountaineers. A common tourist can reach the summit successfully at the elevation of nearly 5,400 meters if well equipped and prepared adequately. Best time to climb Haba Snow Mountain is between mid of March till end of June and mid of September till mid of December.  It is good to see the flowers from April to June. At this time, you will be surprised to find that there are so many varieties of azaleas. More than 200 hundred kinds of azaleas are distributed from the bottom to the top of the mountain. 

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