Baekdu Mountains, North Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Baekdu Mountains, North Korea? If you're planning to go to Baekdu Mountains, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Baekdu Mountains, North Korea

Based on the climate and weather in Baekdu Mountains, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Baekdu Mountains, North Korea

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Baekdu Mountains, North Korea by month

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January

January here can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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February

February in this region can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows about a third of the time.

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March

If you are traveling to Baekdu Mountains in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you visit Baekdu Mountains during April, you may notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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May

If you go to Baekdu Mountains in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

June here is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Baekdu Mountains in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Baekdu Mountains is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you vacation in Baekdu Mountains during September, you will probably find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October in Baekdu Mountains can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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November

November for Baekdu Mountains is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows 5-10 days this month.

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December

December in Baekdu Mountains can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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