Weather: The weather turns cold and dry in October, and it is one of the best months to tour weatherwise. There is beautiful fall foliage, relatively mild temperatures, and relatively low rainfall. The mountains and landscapes are dressed especially beautifully in the fall.
The average nightly low temperature is 7 °C (45 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 13 °C (55 °F). The three main 1,800m+ peaks are about a kilometer higher than the lower regions of Huangshan and 6+°C (11+°F) colder.
The UV index is high when it is sunny, and it is sunny about five hours a day on average. The relative humidity is 71% on average.
An average rainfall of about 111 mm is recorded in October, and there is rainfall about 11 days of the month. The Yellow Mountains weather forecast>>
The famed 'sea of clouds' is caused by the warm moist air from the ocean rising up the slopes and cooling.
Clothing: We recommend light layers to adapt to changing conditions. Remember to take rain gear.
Hiking: You'll see the pinkish grey peaks decorated with red and yellow during a hike up in October. Be aware that it is peak season so there are big crowds when the weather is good. Fit hikers say the climb is moderately strenuous and takes three to four hours to the top. See our 4-Day Hiking Tour Package.
Tachuan is a small village at the foot of the Yellow Mountains famed for the beautiful colors in the countryside in late October. For a feast for the eyes, take a scenic walk to nearby World Heritage listed Hong Village, only 2 km or 1 mile away.
Mid-Autumn Day holiday is in October some years and brings both huge crowds and interesting customs and celebrations.
To avoid the biggest crowds, don't tour at the end of September or in the first week of October (National Day holiday), or on Friday and Saturday.
Our Yellow Mountain and Tachuan Village Tour includes a visit to Hong Village.