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

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

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.

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

January

January in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Gilgit is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Gilgit during May, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is sizzling. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Gilgit is unbearably hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Gilgit during August, you are likely to find that it is sizzling.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Gilgit during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Gilgit is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

Traveling to Gilgit in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Gilgit in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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. 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.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in Gilgit

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