Jiuzhaigou Weather in November
Weather: It freezes in November. Average daily low and high temperatures are 0 °C (32 °F) and 12 °C (54 °F) in November. There is about 10 millimeters of total rainfall each November, and precipitation falls on about 7 days of the month. You may experience snow. The snow is quite charming. See the current weather and forecast>>
Nearby Huanglong Valley is another popular park valley you can see. It is about 50 kilometers away in a straight line. Since it is about a kilometer higher in altitude, by this time of year, temperatures fall well below freezing (-10 °C (14 °F)) at night and are a cold 3 °C (37 °F) around noon. There is about 15 mm (.5 inches) of rain or snowfall. There is usually snow cover, and the leaves are off the trees.
Clothing: Most of the time, clothing suitable for autumn and an overcoat are sufficient for Jiuzhaigou. Take rain gear and wear shoes with good traction.
Altitude Sickness: You'll probably experience it during an extended stay because most of the park lies between 2,000 meters (6,561 feet) and 3,000 meters (9,800 feet). The airport is at an unusually high elevation of 3,500 meters. Take precautions if you have high blood pressure, heart disease or other medical conditions. Walk downhill instead of uphill to avoid overexertion.
Things to Do
The optimal time for beautiful scenery ends in early November. So the big crowds are gone by the middle of the month, and you can enjoy walking in the valley without big crowds on your heels.
Hike in Rize Valley: Higher altitude Rize Valley is still picturesque in November. You might see patches of beautiful trees clothed in yellow and red leaves contrast the blue and green hues of the ponds. It will probably create wonderful autumn scenes for hiking.
Rize Valley is an upper altitude valley above 2,300 meters that is about 18 kilometers (11 miles) long. There is a variety of scenery and colorful carbonate pools. You can hike down to Nourilang Falls at an elevation of 2,300 meters or 7,700 feet. It is one of Jiuzhaigou's main attractions and is more scenic than its twin valley called Zechawa Valley. So we suggest that you see this first if you only have a choice of one or the other.
Enjoy Huanglong Valley: There is another park nearby that is a UNESCO Heritage site and a nature preserve. It is about 4 hours away. It is less visited than Jiuzhaigou, and since there are no park buses, you can walk and enjoy the hundreds of ponds such as Mirror Ponds if you are in good shape. These might be frozen or partly frozen, but they are still interesting. Oxygen is available at the top if you need it. Wear shoes with good traction and gloves during your walk.
Shoulder Tourist Season
November is a medium tourist month. Tourism falls off in November during the off-peak travel season, so flight travel tickets and hotel room rates are cheaper. Enjoy an economical journey to Jiuzhaigou in November.
China Highlights Tours
We offer Jiuzhaigou combo package tours of Jiuzhaigou and major regional attractions such as a relaxing Yangtze River tour. You can relax in the sun on a Yangtze cruise ship after a cold mountain hike in Jiuzhaigou.
Our 3-day Jiuzhaigou Tour will allow you to enjoy both Jiuzhaigou and nearby Huanglong Valley. Some people say Huanglong is even more beautiful since it has hundreds of carbonate pools. It is called the Chinese Yellowstone. We'll help you select the best hotels in the area. Tell us your specifications.
Jiuzhaigou Climate Information by Month
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- Jiuzhaigou Weather in March
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- Jiuzhaigou Weather in May
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in June
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in July
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in August
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in September
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in October
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in November
- Jiuzhaigou Weather in December
Questions and Answers About Jiuzhaigou Weather in November
Hi Sammy, November marks the beginning of winter in Jiuzhaigou, and the month gets quite cold with an average temperature of 7 ° C (44.6 ° F). You may also experience heavy snow, and the temperature differences fall between 10 ° C (50 ° F) and 15 ° C (59 ° F).
Given the cold weather, it is quite important to wear thick clothes to stay warm. Bring leather or downclothing, thick woolen sweaters and trousers, as well as thick shoes. If you don’t want to carry too much luggage, spend 10 yuan (US$1.58) and rent some clothing that will keep you warm.
It is cool in Chengdu. The average highest temperature is around 16 °C (61 °F ) and the lowest temperature is about 10 °C (50 °C ). Long trousers and a coat will do, and wear socks most of the time to stay warm.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-11-01
Hello ng, for tour to Jiuzhaigou, i think one day to Honglong and one day to Jiuzhaigou National Park is enough. Our 3 days Jiuzhaigou tour to Honglong and Jiuzhaigou National Park without flights is about US$1200 per person. Please visit tour website at http://www.chinahighlights.com/tour/jiuzhaigoutour/jzg-01/ for your reference and feel free to let me know if you are interesting. It is about US$200/night for a normal 4-star hotel in Jiuzhaigou during this period.
November marks the beginning of winter, and the month gets quite cold with an average temperature of 7 ° C (44.6 ° F). You may also experience heavy snow, and the temperature differences fall between 10 ° C (50 ° F) and 15 ° C (59 ° F).
Given the cold weather, it is quite important to wear thick clothes to stay warm. Bring leather or downclothing, a thick woolen sweater and trousers, as well as thick shoes. If you don’t want to carry too much luggage, spend 10 yuan (US$1.58) and rent some clothing that will keep you warm.Simon Huang replied on 2012-10-22
Hi PJ, November marks the beginning of winter in Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, and the month gets quite cold with an average temperature of 7 ° C (44.6 ° F). You may also experience heavy snow, and the temperature differences fall between 10 ° C (50 ° F) and 15 ° C (59 ° F). So yes, it is quite important to wear thick clothes such as leather or down jacket, thick woolen sweaters and trousers, as well as special winter shoes. And if you like, you can bring some snacks like bun & biscuits.Whitney Liao replied on 2012-10-11
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