...to 44 that is! www.worldweatheronline.com/kangding-weather/sichuan/cn.aspx?day=20
I remember visiting Colorado when I worked in software, for one of our quarterly meetings. It was freezing, snowing, and dry as heck. I was miserable because of the altitude and dry air. I am happy Kangding is humid, so the air will be nice and wet... and apparently snowy! I'm prepared for a touch of altitude sickness, but the humidity will make it more comfortable either way. The temperatures will range from upper 20s to very low 40s during my stay.
Or so I thought... I decided to look at other weather sites, including my phone, and what I’ve discovered is a temperature prediction variance of 15°F degrees! Aargh! These means I could be freezing in the 40s, or sweating with too much clothing in the upper 50s. And I only have a carry on that will hold so much. Hmm.
And either way, I am really looking forward to this mini-break!
Excellent and accurate info on this blog: www.thelandofsnows.com/kham/the-sichuan-part-of-kham/
"Ganzi/Garnze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture དཀར་མཛེས་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་ in western Sichuan covers an area of 151,078 square kilometers (58,331 square miles) and is located in the traditional Tibetan region of Kham. It is approximately the same size as the US state of New York and about half the size of Italy. It has a population of 1 million people, with Kham Tibetans making up 78% of the population. Of the 5 prefectures that make up the Kham region of Tibet, Garnze has highest number of Tibetans. Garnze is covered with high snow-capped peaks, alpine forests and deep river valleys. It is easily one of the most scenic parts of the Tibetan Plateau. Farming communities are found throughout the prefecture, though yak herding nomads can also be found in the higher elevation counties of Lithang (Litang), Sershul (Shiqu) and Nyarong (Xinlong). Elevation varies in the prefecture. The high grasslands of Sershul county sit between 4000 meters and 4500 meters while the fertile farmlands of Derong county lie at only 2300 meters."
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