The weather turns cold and dry in October. The average temperature and precipitation are 9 °C (48.2 °F) and 111 mm, respectively. Low temperatures may get to below 0 °C (32 °F), so the weather can fluctuate greatly.
Bring a light knitted sweater with a wind coat and trousers for outdoors. Sneakers and climbing boots are also acceptable. Wear a hat if you want to protect your head from the wind.
October is the greatest time for enjoying the leaves that are turning red all over the mountain. Since October 1st is National Day in China, people are out enjoying this golden week holiday, and scenic attractions, hotels, and other sites are crowded. Reserve your hotel and travel tickets in advance. See our 3-day essence of Huangshan tour.