Daocheng Weather, Daocheng Yading Weather


Daocheng boasting Yading Nature Preserve praised as the last holy land on earth is one of the must-go destinations to appreciate the marvelous sceneries created by our planet. And before traveling to this beautiful natural destination, have a brief browse of Daocheng weather and the best visiting time.

Daocheng County in Sichuan Province is situated over 3,750 meters high above sea with the alpine monsoon climate features, and Yading within the county also matches the major climate and temperature changes all year round.

Daocheng enjoys four distinct seasons and pretty many sunny days. Temperature there is usually a little low, with an annual average temperature of about 4.8°C. The warmest month is usually July with the average temperature about 12.3°C, while the coldest month usually is January with an average temperature around -4.7°C, with the lowest temperature dropping to -27°C. There are not many rains all year round in Daocheng, while Summer is relatively a rainy season there.

Best Time to Visit Daocheng Yading

Daocheng can be visited all year round. The best time to visit Daocheng Yading is Autumn between mid-September and mid-November. During those months, all plantations around the mountains and meadows change to various wonderful red, orange, yellow and golden colors with the clear blue sky and white clouds mirrored by the crystal clear alpine lakes, which makes the perfect natural photo for every tourist and photographer. Apart from that, Spring from late March to late June is also recommended to visit Daocheng Yading to admire its blooming spring flowers around the mountains, and also the diverse types of azalea being its new dressing.

Besides, September to October is the best time to travel around Daocheng County, since the temperature during then is really comfortable, more importantly, the fiery red Sangdui Red Grassland and the ten thousand mile golden yellow cathayana forest looks really fantastic with the azure sky.

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Daocheng Seasons to Go

Daocheng enjoys very different four seasons. Spring is from late March to late June with a lot of beautiful flowers to see, Summer is from July to early September with the most comfortable cool mountain wind to summer escape. And Autumn from middle of September till middle of November is Daocheng’s best traveling season with wonderful autumn colors and also the highest visits. Quiet winter starts from late November to the early March of the next year, with beutiful snow scene and fewer tourists. Let’s check the details of each season at below to plan your Daocheng Yading tour!

Daocheng Autumn (Mid-September - Mid-November)
Autumn from September to November is the most popular traveling season to Daocheng. Temperature drops quickly with many clear days, and it usually begins to snow from late October. The average temperature is around 10.3°C in September, 6.3°C in October and around 0.6°C in November. All trees are changing their green covers into various beautiful colors to change Daocheng a naturally drawn oil painting. However, you are advised to avoid the National Holiday from Oct. 1st to Oct 7th to avoid the most crowds.
Autumn Things to See & Do

You shall not miss Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve to catch its best beauty around the year when the trees and planets change into wonderful warm colors to dress Yading a real sea of colorful pigments, which is the most poetic moments to enjoy. And around the middle October, it is best to shoot the mysterious charm of the three holy mountains at Yading and the lakes like blue diamonds. Furthermore, all the large spread of water plants are dyed into bright red by time to make Sangdui Red Grass another must-visit darling in Daocheng around early October. Moreover, you are suggested to appreciate the vast more than one-hundred-mile wide golden cathayana against the blue sky backdrop from Bang River and Sela Scenic Resort in October.

What to Wear
Down jackets, sweaters, gloves, scarves, mountaineering jackets, hiking shoes, etc. are recommended. Sun blocks, sunglasses, lip balm, etc. are suggested.
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Daocheng in Autumn

Daocheng Yading Nature Reserve in Autumn

Daocheng in Autumn

Daocheng Sangdui Red Grass in Autumn

Daocheng Spring (Late March - Late June)
Spring from late March to late June is another popular traveling season to Daocheng, when there are mainly winter sceneries. Temperature rising gradually, but it is still a little cold and you need to wear sweaters and down jackets to keep warm, especially during night. The average temperature is around 1°C during March, 4.7°C during April, 9°C during Amy and up to 11.9°C in June. From April, lots of peach flowers, pear flowers, apricot blossoms and more gradually flourish along the rising altitude. And till late June, various colored azalea flowers blooming with the fresh green pasture vitalize the mountains in Yading fully, making Daocheng Yading a nice place for mind refreshing.
Spring Things to See & Do
You can visit Yading Nature Reserve to appreciate the mountains of spring blossoms as well as the azalea flowers to feel the life of spring. Moreover, thicker ice from winter makes snow mountains at Yading more bright and magnificent.
What to Wear
Down jackets, sweaters, gloves, scarves, mountaineering jackets, hiking shoes, etc. are recommended. Sun blocks, sunglasses, hats, lip balm, etc. are suggested.
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Daocheng in Spring

Daocheng in Spring

Daocheng in Spring

Daocheng Yading Milk Lake in Spring

Daocheng Summer (July - Early September)
Daocheng enjoys an average temperature from 10°C -12°C during July to September for a cool summer escape. However, there are relatively more rain, particularly in July, so rain gear is highly suggested and weather forecast is advised in case of any adjustment. During the early summer month, there are still a wide spread of eye-pleasant emerald grass for fresh enjoyment, and gradually, there begin to show some yellow prairie and flowers at the foot of the snow mountain.
Summer Things to See & Do
You can visit Yading Nature Reserve to be comforted by the cool mountain snow among the three holy mountains with the enchanting Milk Lake, Five Color Lake, etc. in this beautiful resort. Besides, visit Benbo Monastery to see the ancient Buddhist temple cluster with fresco and interesting Buddhist culture.
What to Wear
Thick jackets, mountaineering jackets, long-sleeves, pants, hiking shoes, etc. are recommended. Sun blocks, sunglasses, hats, lip balm, etc. are suggested.
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Daocheng in Summer

Daocheng Hiking in Summer

Daocheng in Summer

Daocheng in Summer

Daocheng Winter (Late November - Early March)
Daocheng enjoys its winter from late November to early March of the next year, when temperature is very low with more snowfall, often during night. The coldest month is usually January with the average temperature around -4.7°C, while, it is around -3.2°C in December, -2.8°C in February averagely. Besides, since there are a large different of temperature from day to night, and it is usually drop below -10°C at night, you are highly suggested to prepare thick clothes if visiting during winter time. But due to the often heavy snow during January and February, the road to Daocheng Yading is usually closed, so you are highly advised to avoid those two months.
Winter Things to See & Do
If road and temperature permit, you can visit Daocheng Yading to see all its mountains, grassland, dense forests, valley, lakes, etc. covered with pure white snow in winter for a peaceful silver world appreciation.
What to Wear
Down jackets, sweaters, gloves, scarves, mountaineering jackets, hiking shoes, etc. are recommended. Sun blocks, sunglasses, hats, lip balm, etc. are suggested.
Daocheng in Winter

Daocheng in Winter

Daocheng Yading Attractions Altitude

AttractionsAltitude (m)
Mount Xiannairi (6,032) Mount Yangmaiyong (5,958)
Mount Xianuoduoji (5,958) Milk Lake (4,600)
Five Color Lake (4,500) Pearl Lake (4,100)
Luorong Pasture (4,150) Wisdom Lake (4,600)
Chonggu Monastery (3,900) Yading Village Viewing Deck (4,060)
Blue Moon Valley (2,200) Kasi Valley (2,850-4,960)
Benpo Temple (3,940) Echu Mountain (5,146)
Bowa Mountain (4,513) Gongga Langjiling Temple (3,335)
Haizi Mountain (4,500-4,700) Sela Scenic Resort (3,890)

Daocheng Yading Weather by Month

Daocheng Weather in Jan

  • Temperature: -4.7°C / 23.5°F
  • High Temperature: 5.3°C / 41.5°F
  • Low Temperature: -14.7°C / 5.5°F
  • Rainfall: 1 mm

Daocheng Weather in Feb

  • Temperature: -2.8°C / 27.0°F
  • High Temperature: 6.3°C / 43.3°F
  • Low Temperature: -11.8°C / 10.8°F
  • Rainfall: 2 mm

Daocheng Weather in Mar

  • Temperature: 1°C / 33.8°F
  • High Temperature: 9.6°C / 49.3°F
  • Low Temperature: -7.5°C / 18.5°F
  • Rainfall: 6 mm

Daocheng Weather in Apr

  • Temperature: 4.7°C / 40.5°F
  • High Temperature: 12.7°C / 54.9°F
  • Low Temperature: -3.2°C / 26.2°F
  • Rainfall: 17 mm

Daocheng Weather in May

  • Temperature: 9°C / 48.2°F
  • High Temperature: 16.5°C / 61.7°F
  • Low Temperature: 1.6°C / 34.9°F
  • Rainfall: 35 mm

Daocheng Weather in Jun

  • Temperature: 11.9°C / 53.4°F
  • High Temperature: 18.0°C / 64.4°F
  • Low Temperature: 5.9°C / 52.6°F
  • Rainfall: 112 mm

Daocheng Weather in Jul

  • Temperature: 12.3°C / 54.1°F
  • High Temperature: 17.3°C / 63.1°F
  • Low Temperature: 7.4°C / 45.3°F
  • Rainfall: 185 mm

Daocheng Weather in Aug

  • Temperature: 11.8°C / 53.2°F
  • High Temperature: 16.9°C / 62.4°F
  • Low Temperature: 6.7°C / 44.1°F
  • Rainfall: 456 mm

Daocheng Weather in Sep

  • Temperature: 10.3°C / 50.5°F
  • High Temperature: 15.9°C / 60.6°F
  • Low Temperature: 4.8°C / 40.6°F
  • Rainfall: 60.6 mm

Daocheng Weather in Oct

  • Temperature: 6.3°C / 43.3°F
  • High Temperature: 13.5°C / 56.3°F
  • Low Temperature: -0.8°C /30.6°F
  • Rainfall: 29 mm

Daocheng Weather in Nov

  • Temperature: 0.6°C / 33.1°F
  • High Temperature: 9.4°C / 48.9°F
  • Low Temperature: -8.2°C / 17.2°F
  • Rainfall: 4 mm

Daocheng Weather in Dec

  • Temperature: -3.2°C / 26.2°F
  • High Temperature: 6.6°C / 43.9°F
  • Low Temperature: -13°C / 8.6°F
  • Rainfall: 2 mm

How to Plan a Daocheng Yading Tour

Most people usually spend about 2~3 days in Daocheng.

The first day and night in Daocheng is for your good rest to adapt to the high altitude and have good preparation for the coming high altitude hiking experience there. You are suggested to have leisure visits to Benbo Temple (奔波寺/蚌普寺), Sangdui Red Grass (桑堆红草地), Daocheng White Tower (尊胜白塔), and Bang River and Sela Scenic Resort (傍河和色拉) on the first day.

And after a good sleep, you can spend 1~2 days more to enjoy hiking and more nature exploring inside Yading Nature Reserve. Seldom tourists choose Daocheng as their first stop of their China tour. Normally, tourists prefer visiting Daocheng from Chengdu or Shangri-La with better convenient transfer. If your prefer flights than driving, Chengdu is your best choice, since Shangri-La has no flight to Daocheng so far.

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For travelers who can bear long journey, see and explore along the way, it would be a nice idea to travel from Chengdu via Ya’an, Luding, Kangding, Xinduqiao, Batang to Daocheng Yading. For more ideas, you can contact us or go to select from all of our Daocheng Yading tours.

Travel Daocheng with China Discovery

Since the far distance between Daocheng Yading and other popular destinations, it is a good idea to travel with China Discovery and let us take care of everything for you! Our local drivers will escort you to Daocheng Yading from Chengdu or other places with comfortable car. And our English-speaking tour guide will accompany you all the way, showing you the best travelling route and telling you beautiful stories of the mysterious Sichuan. The tour can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interest, budget and every special need. Please feel free to contact us if you need any help!

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Average Rainfall of Daocheng

Average Rainfall of Daocheng

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 1 2 6 17 35 112 185 156 97 29 4 2

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