Gonggashan Travel Season

The best time to visit Gongga Shan is from May to October. The climate around Gongga Shan can be summarized as a late spring, a short summer, a short autumn and a cold winter. Spring is from May to June when normally the snow will melt. July and August are the blooming season in Gongga Shan, with the average temperature range from 20 °C (65 °F) and 28 °C (83 °F) during daytime. During nighttime it drops below 5C sometimes. Autumn comes at early September. Winter came by November and will last until the next early March. Weather is rather unpredictable around Gongga Shan. In May, June, September and October, it may rain less but colder during night time, sometimes below 0C or even below -5C. In July and August it may rain a little more but it’s less cold during night time. A typical day in Gongga Shan would be clear sky in the morning until noon, and after noon the clouds start to come together and rain comes after.

Gonggashan Travel Season

“When you are in the mountain, you never know the weather.” Indeed the weather changes quickly in Minya Konka as the elevation of some locations here are very high, up to 4800 meters. Generally the trekking season is from late April to early November each year. Each season you have the possibility of unpredicted weather conditions. Late April, May and late October, early November are cold as the temperature drops below -10C sometimes during night time. From June to October, you have fewer possibilities of unpredicted conditions due to bad weather. The best trekking season is summer in July and August as it is not very cold but the rivers are high, so you will need to cross some small rivers where necessary. Elevation of the campsites ranges from 3500 meters to 4100 meters, so at night time it is very cold and windy. At Minya Konka, the temperature/weather changes quickly in a day especially after midday, the difference between highest temperature and the lowest temperature is up to 25C. Even at the same time it is cool in the shadow but warm or even hot in the sunlight. Trekking at Minya Konka one will usually experience windy weather especially by the pass.

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