Weather: November is very cold, and the lows go below zero. It is snowy by the middle of the month. Beautiful fall foliage and low rainfall make it a good month to tour. The mountains and landscapes are dressed especially beautifully.
The average nightly low temperature is 1 °C (34 °F), and the average daily high temperature is 8 °C (46 °F). The three main 1,800m+ peaks are about one kilometer higher than the lower regions of the park and are generally about 6 °C (11 °F) colder.
It is sunny about five hours a day on average, and the UV index is moderate. The relative humidity is 73% on average.
An average rainfall of about 83 mm is recorded in November, and there is rain/snow about 10 days of the month. Yellow Mountains local weather forecast>>
The peaks' famed 'seas of clouds' are caused when warm moist air from the sea, blocked by the high peaks, convects up the slopes and cools.
Clothing: Have gloves, a warm coat, and dress in layers to adapt to changing conditions. Take along rain gear too.
Things to Do in Huangshan in November
Climb to the Top of the Yellow Mountains
Hiking: You'll see the pinkish grey peaks decorated with red, yellow, verdant green, and perhaps white caps during a hike up in November. Fit hikers take three or four hours to reach the top. Hikers should see our 4-Day Hiking Tour Package.
Beautiful Leaves at Tachuan
Tachuan is a small village at the foot of the Yellow Mountains famed for the beautiful colors in the countryside in November.
...and More Beauty at Hongcun
Hong Village, only 2 km or 1 mile away from Tachuan, is a village of 1,500 residents with winding cobblestone roads. It is considered a "must see" by many. It is especially beautiful when the leaves get their fall foliage. It is World Heritage listed.
- 3-Day Ancient Villages and Yellow Mountain Tour
- 15-Day China's Ancient Cities and Celebrated Mountains
- Huangshan Photography Tour
Touring Huangshan in November
Shoulder Travel Season
There is less crowding than in the warmer months, but to avoid the weekend crowds, don't tour on Friday and Saturday.
We can arrange hotel reservations and travel details in advance. Yellow Mountains flights and hotel rooms are moderately priced. Train tickets are available.
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