Shangri-La Weather in December

Shangri-La Weather and Climate in December

When you travel to Shangri-la in December. The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Shangri-La in December is -6.1°C (21°F). The average maximum temperature in Shangri-La in December is 8.9°C (48°F). The amount of rain in December is extremely low with an average of 3mm (0.1in). December is the driest month of the year. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit Shangri-La. It has 270 hours of sun.

Historical Shangri-La Average Daily Temperatures in December

December   Average High  Average Low 
1 8.9°C / 48°F -3.3°C /26°F
2 8.9°C / 48°F -3.3°C /26°F
3 8.9°C / 48°F -3.3°C /26°F
4 8.9°C / 48°F -3.9°C / 25°F
5 8.9°C / 48°F -3.9°C / 25°F
6 8.3°C / 47°F -3.9°C / 25°F
7 8.3°C / 47°F -3.9°C / 25°F
8 8.3°C / 47°F -3.9°C / 25°F
9 8.3°C / 47°F -3.9°C / 25°F
10 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
11 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
12 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
13 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
14 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
15 7.8°C / 46°F -4.4°C / 24°F
16 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
17 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
18 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
19 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
20 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
21 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
22 7.2°C / 45°F -5°C / 23°F
23 7.2°C / 45°F -5.6°C / 22°F
24 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
25 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
26 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
27 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
28 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
29 6.7°C / 44°F -5.6°C / 22°F
30 6.1°C / 43°F -6.1°C / 21°F
31 6.1°C / 43°F -6.1°C / 21°F

What to Wear for a December Shangri-La Travel

So what to wear in December? Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. For visitors traveling to Shangri-La we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

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

  • In the process of playing, we must do a good job of keeping warm, and do a good job of water replenishment. We 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 snow blindness.
  • 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 December Shangri-La

  • 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. From November to December, the light wind makes tourists more easily to climb up to the summit.
  • Napahai Lake
    With a total area of 31.25 square kilometers and an elevation of 3266 meters, the state-designated wetlands area Napahai Nature Reserve is located in Shangri-la city. The natural reserve is flat, surrounded by mountains. The peaks of the distance reflected in the lake. The black-necked crane, yellow duck, bar-headed goose and other large birds circling above the surface of the lake. You can enjoy the happiness of playing with birds and feeding birds.
  • 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 winter, the land will turns into a tranquil white paradise. In the beginning of winter snow, the mountains dressed in plain clothes, birds flying back and forth will be fully reflected in the lake. The number of black-necked cranes in the park has now reached nearly 50.
  • Songzanlin Monastery
    Built in 1679, the monastery is the largest Tibetan Buddhist temple complex in Yunnan province and one of the famous monasteries in the Kang region, which belongs to the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism of the Gelukpa order of the Dalai Lama. It is reputed as the Little Potala Palace due to its complex of Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. Located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, it is also the most important monastery in southwest China.
  • 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.

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