Balkh, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Balkh, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Balkh, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Balkh, Afghanistan

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

Important essentials for Balkh, Afghanistan

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

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Balkh, Afghanistan by month

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January

January in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

February

Traveling to Balkh in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

March

March here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

April

Traveling to Balkh in April, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

May

If you are traveling to Balkh in May, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

June

June in Balkh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

July

If you go to Balkh in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

August

August very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

September

September very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

October

Traveling to Balkh in October, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

November

Traveling to Balkh in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

December

December in Balkh is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the stunning Noh Gonbad (Haji Piyada) Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Balkh tourism authority.

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