Karakul, Tajikistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Karakul, Tajikistan? If you're planning to go to Karakul, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Karakul, Tajikistan

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

Important essentials for Karakul, Tajikistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Karakul 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

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • 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 Karakul, Tajikistan

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Karakul.

    What to wear/what to pack for Karakul, Tajikistan by month

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    January

    January in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day.

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    February

    Traveling to Karakul in February, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    March

    Traveling to Karakul in March, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    April

    If you are traveling to Karakul in April, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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    May

    Traveling to Karakul in May, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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    June

    Traveling to Karakul in June, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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    July

    July in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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    August

    August in Karakul is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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    September

    Traveling to Karakul in September, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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    October

    October in Karakul is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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    November

    November in Karakul is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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    December

    If you are traveling to Karakul in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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