What to Pack for a Trip to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is well-known to the world with its exquisite forests, odd-shaped peaks and rocks, the beautiful canyons, the limestone caves, and the breath-taking panoramic views on the top of mountain. It has always been a hot destination for travellers from all over the world.

When you are going to have a travel to Zhangjiajie, you must be worried about so many questions. What's the current weather and suitable dressing in Zhangjiajie? What useful stuff should I take? Indeed, packing well always helps you have a pleasant and smooth travel. So, remember that, travel light and take useful items as much as possible. It is the most important principle of packing ideas for a Zhangjiajie tour. Read the following packing list to get clear about what you should pack before setting out.


Zhangjiajie Packing List

Normally, an international travel requires you bring lots of accessories, including proper clothes, shoes and daily items, not to mention you will have a hike on the Mountains with lots of steps. Knowing how to pack for a trip to Zhangjiajie can make your trip a success.

1. The Essentials

ID & Important Documents: Your valid passport. Copies of passport and other documents, such as credit card numbers, embassy contact info, etc (also save docs on a USB thumb drive and your email account).

Visa: You need to prepare the Chinese Visa.

Useful Guide: Useful guidebook of Zhangjiajie

Alternative map: Google is blocked in China. Download alternative options that Chinese locals use.

Money: ATM/credit cards & some cash ( because some vendors/shops only accept cash)

Personal Safety: Travel insurance

Phone: Mobile Phone, SIM Card of China

Tissues: Public bathrooms and casual restaurants don’t always provide tissues, so it’s smart to always have some on-hand. You could also buy some at supermarket in China. (Notice: In response to environmental protection, all hotels in Zhangjiajie do not provide disposable toiletries.)

Other Useful Links
>> Chinese Visa
>> Travel Guide Article of Zhangjiajie
>> Zhangjiajie Maps (Transportation, Tourist, etc.)

2. Electronics

♦ Plug adaptor

♦ All necessary chargers

♦ A digital camera that can take good photos. Charging Cables and spare battery of camera are needed.

♦ Portable recharger: It is advised to take a small-sized one.

♦ A Mobile Phone loaded with an offline Translator App, currency converter, phrasebook, copies of passport and travel docs, insurance card, contact info for friends, etc.

3. Suitcase & Backpack

You can bring big suitcase and backpack. When you arrive at Zhangjiajie, you could store them in your hotels. Apart from that, it is highly recommended to bring a light daypack, so that you could put some food, drink and other necessary stuff in it and just take it when you hike many stairs up and down the mountain. It would be very painful to carry much when go hiking. You could also put some necessities you will use on the flight in the small bag and put the bag in the flight. Then the big suitcase can be checked before boarding.

Chinese Visa

Chinese Visa

Chinese SIM Card

Chinese SIM Card


RMB Issued in 2019

What to Pack for Zhangjiajie Tour

Light Daypack for Zhangjiajie Tour

4. Clothing & Footwear

You need to wear right according to the temperature. Apart from that, two notes on clothing before we dive into the list:
Firstly, Pack sweat-wicking materials whenever possible and remember that quick dry fabrics are your friends. You'll find washers, but rarely driers (Except in some star-rated hotels) and, depending on the climate, getting things dry can be a challenge.
Secondly, plan to dress in layers so you're prepared for whatever Zhangjiajie weather dishes out.

Springtime / Autumn Consideration (March~May/Sept~Nov)
During Spring or Autumn in Zhangjiajie, the average max temp is about 23℃ (73℉) and the average min temp is about 14℃ (57℉). The weather is warm, but it will be cold in mountain region. It is very suitable to visit Zhangjiajie. The best outfit is long sleeves and jacket or jeans. It is advised to wear comfortable sports shoes. Meanwhile, take a raincoat or umbrella in case of unexpected rain.

Summertime Consideration (Jun~Aug)
During Summer in Zhangjiajie, the average max temp is about 33℃(91℉) and the average min temp is about 23℃ (73℉). The weather in mountains can be cooler than in the downtown. Wear anything in summer will be fine, but it may be little cool when the sun set down or in the forest, mountain region, a light overcoat is suggested to take when it is necessary. Hats and sunglasses could be worn depend on the weather. In addition, you need to take umbrella or raincoat in case of unexpected rain. Comfortable and water-proof shoes are advised to wear.

Wintertime Consideration (Dec~Feb)
During winter in Zhangjiajie, the average max temp is about 11℃ (52℉) and the average min temp is about 4℃ (40℉). Therefore, you need to keep yourself warm by wearing thick clothes as sweater and quilted jacket. Besides, wear skid proof shoes for visiting in Zhangjiajie since it may involves in some mountain roads or sharp turn roads. Gloves and wind-proof hat are also needed for you.

Sun Protection is needed when you have outdoor activities, especially in Summer. Sunscreen and Sunglasses can be packed. Sunhat is especially suggested during summer when the UV rays are the strongest.

Other Useful Links
>> Zhangjiajie Weather and Season
>> Zhangjiajie Weather, Temperature in Spring

What to Pack for Zhangjiajie Tour

What to Wear in Spring/Autumn

What to Pack for Zhangjiajie Tour

What to Wear in Summer

What to Pack for Zhangjiajie Tour

What to Wear in Winter


Warm Tips

Pack as light as possible:
1.Don't bring too many clothes.
2.Don't pack lots of electronics.
3.Don't bring too much cash.
Mosquito Repellent Wristbands is needed in Summer. It is also recommended to bring mosquito repelling spray (You could also buy it in China) to be sure to prevent getting bitten.
Else articles: Toiletries, Toilet Paper, First-aid Items

What to Pack for Zhangjiajie Tour

Dressing Ethnic Clothing in Zhangjiajie


How to Plan a Zhangjiajie Tour

How to plan a tour in Zhangjiajie? Mostly, people will take 3~5 days for their tours in Zhangjiajie. They would spend 2~3 days to visit Wulingyuan Scenic Area. There they will catch highlights of this scenic area. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park can be the first day's itinerary. There you could hike up Huangshizhai to overlook the forest park, and wander along clear Golden Whip Brook. You could even meet some cute monkeys in your trip. Then Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain can be combined to travel in one day. You will explore the magical Avatar Mountains in the real world! For the following days, they will visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon to experience the Glass Bridge. Nearby Baofeng Lake and Yellow Dragon Cave can also be good destinations. Tianmen Mountain in the downtown area of Zhangjiajie city also attracts many travellers.
Recommended Tours
>> 3 Days Zhangjiajie Natural Beauty Tour
>> 4 Days Zhangjiajie Highlights Tour with Fantastic Hiking Experience
>> 5 Days Zhangjiajie Ultimate Adventure Tour with Glass Bridge & Tianmen Mountain
Some travellers also go to Fenghuang Ancient Town to catch a glimpse of the featured western Hunan ethnic minority or to Fanjingshan Mountain to see the mushroom stone and odd mountains.
Recommended Tours
>> 5 Days Classic Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang Tour
>> 7 Days Zhangjiajie to Fanjingshan Unbelievable Nature Tour

Tianmen Mountain Cableway

Tianmen Mountain Cableway

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park


Travel with China Discovery

You may be confused about how to plan a Zhangjiajie tour, as the transportation there is not so convenient. Meanwhile, you could find that you couldn’t know well about so many scenic spots. Then you could think about us - China Discovery. We could help you to resolve all problems you worried in your trip. You could take the licensed private car of us, and the driver will escort you between your last destination and the next destination. Our local private tour guide will explain you each scenic spot you will meet. The most important thing is that you will have your own professional private consultant to help you plan your trip according to your own interest and budgets. Along your trip, all you need to do is just playing well. Don’t hesitate, just feel free to contact us for more details.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Photo at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Recommended Zhangjiajie Tours

Top 3 Zhangjiajie tours chosen by most customers to explore Zhangjiajie in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary, or tailor your own trip now with us.

Chona from Philippines - Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie
3 Days Classic Zhangjiajie Natural Wonders Tour


Bernhard’s group from German - Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
4 Days Zhangjiajie Exciting Adventure with Glass Bridge


Dileeni from Canada - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
5 Days Zhangjiajie Ultimate Tour with Glass Bridge & Tianmen Mountain


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