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

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Traveling to Kabul, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Kabul, 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 Kabul, Afghanistan

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

Important essentials for Kabul, Afghanistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kabul, Afghanistan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kabul.

If you go to Bagh-e Babur, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you see National Museum of Afghanistan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Darul Aman Palace, take:

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Kabul is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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February

If you are traveling to Kabul in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you are traveling to Kabul in March, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

If you vacation in Kabul during April, you might find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

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May

If you go to Kabul in May, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

June is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you go to Kabul in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Kabul is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

September for Kabul is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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October

October in Kabul is mild and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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November

If you vacation in Kabul during November, you may see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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December

If you go to Kabul in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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