Misty peaks in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are more likely to be seen in April and May after rains
best times to visit Zhangjiajie are from April to June and from September
to November. However, depending on the experience you’re looking for, there
may be a different season better suited for what you want to enjoy.
What the Climate Is Like in
Zhangjiajie is mid-latitude,
which gives the area a temperate climate.
Temperatures rarely exceed 35 °C (95 °F) or fall below 0 °C (32 °F). Moderate
annual rainfall peaks in June.
Note that it can be 10 °C
(18 °F) or more colder on the mountain
Zhangjiajie, in south
central China, sits within the continental tropical monsoon climate zone, known
for its humidity. This zone
experiences clear distinctions between the four seasons.
It is foggy/rainy for over 200 days per year in Zhangjiajie,
and the mists make Zhangjiajie mysterious. It might rain or be foggy (obscuring
some of the view), but even then the scenery is beautiful.
Quick Climate Info
month: July — the average high is 33 °C (91 °F)
month: January — the average high temperature is 8 °C (46 °F)
month: June — with a moderate 210 mm (8 in) of rain
The Spring scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Weather: temperature 15–25 °C (59–77
°F), warming up
to wear: long sleeves with a jacket and long trousers
to expect: The forest in April is full of vigor, leaves are verdant, buds are tender, and
misty landscapes are likely to show after rain. This season is perfect for
to know: During the Labor Day holiday (May 1–3), Zhangjiajie is usually crowded with
Chinese visitors. Arrange your tour well in advance.
Weather: average highs 28–33 °C (82–91 °F), hot in the day and cool in the evening, rainy season
to wear: t-shirt,
shorts, light coat for the cool early mornings and evenings, sunglasses, sun
hat, mosquito repellant, rain gear, a pair of comfortable walking shoes with
to expect: It is hot in the daytime, but you will feel cool when you are in the national
park full of green trees. In the rainy days, the mountains will be surrounded
by mist, creating an enchanting atmosphere.
to know: Heaviest
crowds are in July and August, which is summer vacation in China. Book your
tour in advance.
The Autumn scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Weather: average highs 18–28 °C
(64–82 °F), less rain
to wear: a light sweater, hoodie, trousers
to expect: Most of the
national forest in Zhangjiajie is evergreen. Wolongling (卧龙岭) in Tianzi Mountain and Yaozi Village (鹞子寨) are the two best places to see fall foliage.
to know: During
the Chinese National Day holiday (October 1–7), the prices for tours and
hotels increase by 50–100%. Do book as far in advance as you can.
The Winter scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
temperature range 3–10 °C (37–50 °F), sometimes snowy/icy
to wear: warm and windproof clothes
to expect: The panoramas of snow-covered mountains can make winters special. The most
likely time to see snow scenery in the mountains is from mid January to late
February. There are a few heavy snow falls at that time every year.
to know: It is cold in the mountains, with slippery roads, so access may be restricted. There
are also far fewer tourists in winter so the main sites are less crowded.
Prices of hotels are lower than in peak season.
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hope this has helped you decide when to go to Zhangjiajie, but if not we are
available to give further advice, or you can see more detailed monthly weather