Abbottabad, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Abbottabad, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Abbottabad, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Abbottabad, Pakistan

Based on the climate and weather in Abbottabad, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Abbottabad, Pakistan by month

January

If you are traveling to Abbottabad in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat

February

February in Abbottabad is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

March in Abbottabad is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

April

If you go to Abbottabad in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

June

June in this region is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

July

July in Abbottabad can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

In August, Abbottabad is extremely warm and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Abbottabad, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

September

If you vacation in Abbottabad during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October in Abbottabad is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

November

If you go to Abbottabad in November, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

Traveling to Abbottabad in December, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Abbottabad, Pakistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Abbottabad, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in Abbottabad
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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