Shangri-La Weather in May

Shangri-La Weather and Climate in May

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Shangri-La in May is 2.8°C (37°F).The average maximum temperature in Shangri-la in May is 20°C (68°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and like sunbathing than this month is a great period to visit Shangri-La. It has 225 hours of sun. 

Historical Shangri-La Average Daily Temperatures in May

May    Average High  Average Low 
1 16.7°C /62°F 2.8°C /37°F
2 16.7°C /62°F 2.8°C /37°F
3 16.7°C /62°F 3.3°C /38°F
4 16.7°C /62°F 3.3°C /38°F
5 16.7°C /62°F 3.3°C /38°F
6 17.2°C /63°F 3.3°C /38°F
7 17.2°C /63°F 3.9°C /39°F
8 17.2°C /63°F 3.9°C /39°F
9 17.2°C /63°F 3.9°C /39°F
10 17.2°C /63°F 3.9°C /39°F
11 17.8°C /64°F 4.4°C /40°F
12 17.8°C /64°F 4.4°C /40°F
13 17.8°C /64°F 4.4°C /40°F
14 18.3°C /65°F 4.4°C /40°F
15 18.3°C /65°F 5°C /41°F
16 18.3°C /65°F 5°C /41°F
17 18.3°C /65°F 5°C /41°F
18 18.3°C /65°F 5°C /41°F
19 18.9°C /66°F 5.6°C /42°F
20 18.9°C /66°F 5.6°C /42°F
21 18.9°C /66°F 5.6°C /42°F
22 18.9°C /66°F 5.6°C /42°F
23 18.9°C /66°F 5.6°C /42°F
24 18.9°C /66°F 6.1°C /43°F
25 19.4°C /67°F 6.1°C /43°F
26 19.4°C /67°F 6.1°C /43°F
27 19.4°C /67°F 6.1°C /43°F
28 19.4°C /67°F 6.7°C /44°F
29 19.4°C /67°F 6.7°C /44°F
30 19.4°C /67°F 6.7°C /44°F
31 19.4°C /67°F 6.7°C /44°F

What to Wear for a May Shangri-La Travel

So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Shangri-La in May should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will be raining some days. Also bring your shorts and or a skirt because it can be very nice and warm. 

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

  • 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 May 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. In May every year an azalea forest on the lake shore is in full blossom, stretching several kilometers.
  • Qianhu Mountain
    Qianhu Mountain scenic area has a diverse, one-of-a-kind alpine ecosystem which has been so far has been left intact. You can find here Alpine meadows filled with Cuckoos in May, a unique fir tree forest. The lakes there are in various postures. If you visit the Qianhu Mountain in your tour from Shangri-la, you will enjoy the amazing scenery of lakes once.
  • Dukezhong Ancient Town
    Just like the meaning of its name in Tibetan, the “Castle built on Stone”, Dukezong Ancient Town is built on the mountain foot. As one of the largest and best-preserved Tibetan residence groups in China, the 1300-year-old Dukezong Ancient Town, 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. Every year in May and June, lush green pasture, various wild flowers blossoming, and yaks, horses roaming leisurely.
  • 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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