Shangri-La Weather

7-Day Shangri-La Weather Forecast


Averages for Shangri-La Weather

High/Low Temperatures of Shangri-La
Average High/Low Temperatures Graph for Shangri-la
Average Temperatures of Shangri-La
Average Temperatures Graph for Shangri-la
Average Rainfall of Shangri-La
Average Rainfall Graph for Shangri-la

Shangri-La Climate - Seasons & Travel Advice

Sky is clear in sunny days in Shangri-La
Clear sky and bright sunshine in Shangri-La
The best time to visit Shangri-La is March to August. During this period, the weather is favorable and the wild flowers are in bloom here and there. September or October is also a favorable month. This is fall harvest time and the entire plateau becomes a golden world.

1. Because of the plateau climate, the weather of Shangri-La is always varied and unsettled. Even in August, you can find a snow flake dropping from the sky. So no matter when to go, you should be prepared with some warm clothes. And the ultraviolet radiation here is very strong so wear a sunhat and sunglasses. Ladies, especially, shouldn't forget to use sun block.
2. After arriving, you may have altitude stress: shortness of breath, chest tightness and dreaminess. At this moment, you must not do strenuous exercise or drink alcohol but should have a good rest and keep warm.
3. Before you drink a toast proposed by Tibetans, you should moisten your index fingers with the liquor, flick this finger three times, and then say "Zha-xi-de-le". ("Zha-xi-de-le" means "as lucky as one's wishes" in Tibetan.) According to the Tibetan customs, you should sip three times and the host will refill your cup three times. After that, you ought to drink up. If you really can not stand much liquor, you can tell the host politely.
4. In a Tibetan family, there is an order to the drinking of butter tea. The elders, parents, guests and the persons they pay respect to will drink first; then, the host himself and lastly the younger people. The host will add the butter tea into your cup from time to time. So, if you have drunk enough, you should use your palm to cover the cup mouth and the host will understand. When you leave the family, you should leave a little buttered tea in your cup, which signals for your respect to the host.

Please click Proper Etiquette to know some taboos of Tibetans.

- Last updated on Apr. 06, 2021 -
Questions & Answers on Shangri-La Weather
Asked by Irene from SINGAPORE | Aug. 06, 2019 02:22Reply
Tour to Yunan, your opinion whether someone has heart problems can go Shangri-la and Lijiang
Is it advisable to go to Lijiang and Shangri-la for someone has got heart sickness
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Answered by Benson from USA | Aug. 08, 2019 20:49

How serious is the heart problem? If it is not that bad, maybe you can go to Lijiang first to find if you can handle it. It is not suggested to go to Shangri-la.
Asked by Pat from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 09, 2019 23:57Reply
What buses run between Shangrila and Chengdu?
Answers (1)
Answered by Logan from USA | Jul. 10, 2019 19:11

There is no direct bus between these two places. Most people go to Lijiang firstly, then take bus to Chengdu.
Asked by Cecilia w from MALAYSIA | Jun. 11, 2019 17:07Reply
What the weather celsius at shangrila fr 18 oct to 26 oct?
Any snow at this time oct? & rain?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nelly from USA | Jun. 11, 2019 18:37

According to the past data, the temperature may range from -5 to 15C. Generally, it doesn't rain during this period but it is hard to predict about rain. You need to pay close attention to the weather forecast before your trip.
Asked by Harish from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 04, 2019 03:35Reply
I am about to book my flight Chengdu to Bangkok for April 2020.
I have option to depart out of Chengdu at 16.15. What time is the flight available out of Shangrila to connect in Chengdu for 4.15pm. Is there any flight about 6 pm out of Shangrila so can reach Chengdu one night prior to departure for Bangkok.
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Answered by Paul from SPAIN | Jun. 04, 2019 20:11

I'm a little confused about your itinerary? Will your departure in Chengdu or Shangrila? Could you elaborate it?
Answered by Harish Velji from AUSTRALIA | Jun. 05, 2019 02:36

I depart out of Chengdu for Bangkok on 24th April at 4.15pm. On 23 April I am in Shangrila.
Answered by Paul | Jun. 05, 2019 18:33

At present, there is a flight operating from Shangrila to CD at 17:40. However, it is hard to say if the schedule will change in the next year. It is suggested to keep an eye on the flight schedule in 2020.
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