Gilgit, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gilgit, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Gilgit, the following is 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 Gilgit, Pakistan

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

Important essentials for Gilgit, Pakistan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Gilgit is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas 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 great value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Gilgit can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Gilgit can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Gilgit is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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May

May in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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June

If you vacation in Gilgit during June, you may find that it is a scorcher. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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July

July for Gilgit can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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August

August for Gilgit is sweltering. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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September

If you are traveling to Gilgit in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

October here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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November

November in Gilgit is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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