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

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

When to go to Chitral, Pakistan

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

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

January

If you visit Chitral during January, you are likely to find that it is brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

February

If you are traveling to Chitral in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Chitral is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Chitral is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Chitral in May, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Chitral in July, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Chitral during August, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Chitral during September, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Chitral is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you are traveling to Chitral in November, you will notice that it is crisp and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Chitral during December, you are likely to find that it can be brisk.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chitral, 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 Chitral

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