Balkh, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Balkh in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February for Balkh can be very chilly. 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Balkh in March, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Balkh in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses

July

July in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts

August

If you go to Balkh in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

September

September for Balkh 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts

October

October in Balkh very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December can be very chilly. 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

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

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