The climate from the north to the south of Gansu Province is quite different because of its large latitudinal span. In the northern part of Gansu, it is severely hot in summer and cold in winter, it has a dry climate with plenty of sunshine, and the temperature varies greatly from day to night. When traveling to these areas, tourists should take sunglasses, hats, and sun block for protection from the sun as well as heavy coats for protection against the cold at night. May to October is the best time for traveling.
Gannan region has a reputation for its natural pastures. Grass and trees are luxuriant in summer, so summer is the best season for traveling to Gannan. However, the weather here is so unpredictable that an umbrella and rain boots are necessities.