Plan your Chengde Tour? one of the frequently asked questions is “When is the best time to visit Chengde?” Chengde, with the fame of “summer resort”, lies in the northeast of Hebei Province. It is close to Beijing.
As one of famous tourist destinations in China, Chengde is suitable for traveling in April to October, while you can experience different unique charms in different seasons.
Chengde belongs to the continental climate. Chengde has distinct four seasons and the temperature is distinct especially between day and night.
The rainy season is summer. Use this travel guide to help you make a smart decision about when to visit Chengde. Check out below to have some information on each season:
Chengde in Spring
Spring in Chengde is warm and dry with little rain or snow. Dust storms sometimes blow in from the Mongolian steppe in spring. April to May is the best months for spring outing.
Chengde in Summer
Summer is the peak seasons for visitors to go to Chengde. Summer is hot and humid. But it is much cool than Beijing, due to the high altitude of at least 1000 metres.
Annual rainfall averages nearly 700 millimetres, most of it comes in July and August. Chengde Mountain Resort is a one of the most popular destination when go on a summer travel in China.
You are kindly advised to skip over China School Vacation in July and Auguest when you plan your Chengde Tours. There are many people who go to Chengde on summer to see Chengde Mountain Resort and its Eight Outer Temples.
Chengde in Autumn
Autumn is also a nice season for traveling to Chengde. Autumn in Chengde is cool with bright and clear sky. Nights in autumn are crisp and chilly, take a coat with you is necessary.
The beginning of September to the beginning of October is regarded as the most suitable time for visiting Mulan Paddock and appreciating the spectacular scenery in late autumn. With a mountain of red maple leaves, everything in the mountain has been dyed.
Chengde in Winter
Winter in Chengde is cold and dry, due to the Siberian air masses that move southward across the Mongolian Plateau. Winter is the best time to enjoy the beautiful snowy scenery.
Tip: Hassle-free Chengde Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours, here are some options for guided tours to Chengde:
Chengde 2 Day Private Tour Package with hotel Starting US$ 160 p/p
Beijing Chengde 2 Day Tour by Train Starting US$ 205 p/p
Beijing Chengde 2 Day Tour By Car or Van Starting US$ 230 p/p
Beijing Chengde One Day Tour by car or van Starting US$ 110 p/p
Beijing Chengde Jinshanling Great Wall 2 Day Tour Starting US$ 215 p/p
Beijing Chengde Eastern Qing Tombs 2 Day Tour Starting US$ 290 p/p