Shangri-La Weather in March

Shangri-La Weather and Climate in March

When you travel to Shangri-la. Spring in Shangri-La is a snowmelt period , which is relatively cold.In March, the temperature warmed up, and the ultraviolet radiation was stronger during the day, so it would be sunny. But the temperature difference between day and night is big, and it will be cooler at night. Daily high temperatures increase by 7°F, from 48°F to 55°F. Daily low temperatures increase by 5°F, from 25°F to 30°F.

Historical Shangri-La Average Daily Temperatures in March

March    Average High  Average Low 
1 8.9°C /48°F -3.9°C /25°F
2 8.9°C /48°F -3.3°C /26°F
3 8.9°C /48°F -3.3°C /26°F
4 9.4°C /49°F -3.3°C /26°F
5 9.4°C /49°F -3.3°C /26°F
6 9.4°C /49°F -3.3°C /26°F
7 9.4°C /49°F -3.3°C /26°F
8 10°C /50°F -2.8°C /27°F
9 10°C /50°F -2.8°C /27°F
10 10°C /50°F -2.8°C /27°F
11 10°C /50°F -2.8°C /27°F
12 10°C /50°F -2.8°C /27°F
13 10.6°C /51°F -2.8°C /27°F
14 10.6°C /51°F -2.2°C /28°F
15 10.6°C /51°F -2.2°C /28°F
16 10.6°C /51°F -2.2°C /28°F
17 11.1°C /52°F -2.2°C /28°F
18 11.1°C /52°F -2.2°C /28°F
19 11.1°C /52°F -2.2°C /28°F
20 11.1°C /52°F -1.7°C /29°F
21 11.7°C /53°F -1.7°C /29°F
22 11.7°C /53°F -1.7°C /29°F
23 11.7°C /53°F -1.7°C /29°F
24 11.7°C /53°F -1.7°C /29°F
25 11.7°C /53°F -1.7°C /29°F
26 12.2°C /54°F -1.1°C /30°F
27 12.2°C /54°F -1.1°C /30°F
28 12.2°C /54°F -1.1°C /30°F
29 12.2°C /54°F -1.1°C /30°F
30 12.2°C /54°F -1.1°C /30°F
31 12.8°C /55°F -1.1°C /30°F

What to Wear for a March Shangri-La Travel

In March, Shangri-La is still a little cold, because Shangri-La is also a plateau, so the temperature difference between morning and evening is relatively large, so you still need to take winter clothes. Wear jackets, thin sweaters and other spring and autumn clothing. Weaker people should wear jackets and sweaters. But the temperature difference between day and night is large, pay attention to wear clothes.

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

  • 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 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 March 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 – the mural in the main hall is worth seeing, with a delicate style and still showing its colorful through years, the Tangkas and golden Buddha statues. Winter of Gedan Songzan Lin Temple presents a more magnificent and grand scene. Now this temple welcomes the tourists from China and the whole world here to view its ancient and unique Tibetan cultural relic.
  • 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.
  • 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. 

Main attractions of Napahai Lake:

  1.  Yila Grassland
    In spring, when the lake of the Napa sea shrank, it became a vast swamp meadow, of which the Yila grassland,  is the largest spring pasture in Yunnan.
  2.  Gunyin Temple
    Gunqin Temple Ruins is nestled among the tall old trees of one of the mountain peaks to the northwest. Gunqin Temple was built in the late Yuan dynasty and destroyed in the early Qing dynasty. Overlooking from the temple, you can have a panoramic view of Napahai grassland.
  3. Tibetan villages
    There are a number of small to medium-sized Tibetan villages scattered around Napahai Lake where you can have a close-up view of life as it is lived today in a Tibetan village.

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