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Best time to visit Jiuzhaigou

The best time to visit Jiuzhaigou is in the late Spring and the Autumn, especially in Aprils, Mays, Septembers, and Octobers. At this time, the water resource is very adequate, lots of waterfalls and brook here and there.
 
Besides, the winter also can be a good season for appreciating snow vies of Jiuzhaigou, but during this time, whether you could go to Jiuzhaigou or not is depending on the weather, no flights will be served because of the snow days.
 
♦ Tips on Jiuzhaigou Accommodation
Because this is a remote place, the food there is much more expensive than other places, because everything is transferred from other areas. In the peak season, the accommodation is really hard to find, outside the valley lie lot of hotels and hostel, you can find one for your budget. Remember tourists are prohibited camping in the valley.
 
Travel to Jiuzhaigou in spring
Spring in Jiuzhaigou (March - May): recovering from the cold winter, Jiuzhaigou Valley still has a lower temperature and colder weather with frozen wind and snow before April. With the warmer April and May, Jiuzhaigou will become more and more crowded in this period.
 
As spring approaches, rivers are swelling. Water is turning semi-crystal with one part frozen yet another flowing. Wilding flowers blossom and spread across the mountains. Soft and languid sunshine sprinkle all over the lakes and play with the shining blue waves joyously.
Clothes to pack: early spring Jiuzhaigou (in March) is in a snow-melting period, the slipper road asks tourists to carry slif-proofing shoes and thick clothes at that time. It is not cold in Jiuzhaigou spring, but the ultraviolet radiation is strong.
 
Travel to Jiuzhaigou in summer
Summer in Jiuzhaigou (Jun- Aug) is colored by green. The mountains, the trees, the rivers are range from light green to deep green. During this time, Jiuzhaigou is in the rainy season.
 
Summer is a best time to take photos after rains. So don’t worry about this weather. It does not last for a long time since the summer days are always sunny.
Clothes to pack - Jiuzhaigou is not hot in summer except those places blazed down by sun. So packing T-shirts, dusts coat and jeans and your summer clothes. It is nice and cool during early morning and evening, so a dust coat is a wise decision too. For the summer days, you could not miss your sunglasses, sunbonnet, sun lotion and umbrella.
 
Travel to Jiuzhaigou in autumn
 Autumn in Jiuzhaigou (Sep - Nov) is cool and colorful. Without only yellow leaves in autumn, the colorful tress reflected on the lakes make Jiuzhaigou as a fairy land on the earth. Also the good weather in the whole period ensures you will have a joyful Jiuzhaigou tour.
 
Clothes to pack - the temperature changes quickly from daytimes to nights. After October, the soil becomes frozen. Sweaters and thick coats are necessary in this season.
The red maple leaves reflect with the green and blue water. While the clean sky offers you a beautiful background to take photos.
 
Travel to Jiuzhaigou in winter
Winter in Jiuzhaigou (Dec - Feb) is quiet cold since it is located in a comparative remote area. It is a place with annual snowy time.
 
When travel to Jiuzhaigou in winter, be careful about the extremely cold weather. You can see a snowy land without any modern interruption.
It is a relative low season to travel Jiuzhaigou, so you can save money if you go there in winter. But sometimes, the frustrating flight canceled situation may be occurred because of the snow weather.
 
Climate Data Table for Jiuzhaigou
                    Month
Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
average temperature
(
)
6.7
8.3
12.2
17.5
21.5
24
26
25.8
21.7
17.3
13.9
8.8
Rainfall (mm)
20.8
31.9
50.
90.0
129.4
181.0
369.6
433.6
206.6
98.3
56.5
20.9
Days of rainfall
13.3
16.1
18.6
17.8
19.1
19.3
20.1
18.8
20.8
20.4
16.3
12.6

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