Weather: April sees a significant increase in temperature. The average high temperature is 24 °C (75 °F), and the average low temperature is 14 °C (57 °F). The rainy season begins in April and extends to August. There is about 120 mm of total precipitation each April, and it rains about half of the days of the month. In April and May, it is often foggy or misty. Check the current weather and forecast>>
Clothing: Since it is much warmer but rainy, spring clothing is appropriate, such as light layers and a rain jacket. If it isn't rainy, the days are clear and sunny, so bring a hat and sunglasses. The roads, stairways, and paths are often slippery, so wear sneakers or boots with good traction.
See the Scenery at Wulingyuan: The green-topped high quartzite rock spires are beautiful. These quartzite rock spires and bluffs inspired generations of painters. One of the amazing pillars is an amazing 1,080 meters (3,544 feet) tall. The rock formations are almost unique in the world, and it is a UNESCO Global Geopark. They are reminiscent of sandstone pillars at Bryce Canyon in the US.
Take a spring walk: April is the best season to enjoy the spring flowers and scenery in Zhangjiajie. The air is clear and fresh in the country, so hiking is a joy. The ice is gone, and everything is verdant. In early April you can enjoy a walk or hike up the peaks while there are fewer tourists and crowds than in the busy season.
Hike up Tianmenshan: The rocky hill has a big hole in the middle of it, and it is the main attraction for most people in the park. The giant hole is shaped like a keyhole, and it is an interesting point to hike to. It is said that there are 999 steps up to it. Try checking the number for accuracy. Hiking all the way to the top of Tianmenshan takes two or three hours. This might be too difficult of a climb if you are out of shape.
There is a cable ride up that lasts about half an hour. If you can get a cable car for just you and your sweetheart, that might make for a good date. At the top of Tianmenshan, there is a famous glass walkway. It is a glass sidewalk that stretches 600 meters at more than a kilometer above the ground below. For a lot of people, walking on that is the biggest thrill of the day.
Be aware: Since the weather is pleasant, April marks the beginning of the peak travel period. And the park gets busy by the end of the month. Hotels, tourist attractions, and restaurants gear up for the crowds, and scenic spots are more crowded.
Let us help arrange your hotel accommodation. We'll try to arrange accommodation you'll appreciate. We could also help you with your flight and train tickets, so you won't need to wait in line at crowded stations or ticket counters.
If you need travel suggestions, check out the information on our Zhangjiajie Tours. Three or four days would be sufficient to enjoy the beauty in the area. Almost all of our tourists tailor their tour for their budget & interests.
Combine Zhangjiajie with other regional attractions such as a Yangtze River cruise or a Guilin Li River cruise. A 7-day Zhangjiajie tour combined with a Yangtze River cruise might be ideal. After your hike seeing the natural highlights, you can dine, relax, and watch the river scenery pass by on the Yangtze River.