Kumgangsan, North Korea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kumgangsan, North Korea

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

What to wear/what to pack for Kumgangsan, North Korea by month

January

January for Kumgangsan can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Kumgangsan in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Kumgangsan is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kumgangsan is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Kumgangsan in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

July

July is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

August

Traveling to Kumgangsan in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

September for Kumgangsan is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

October

October for Kumgangsan is cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Kumgangsan in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kumgangsan, North Korea

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C
  • A SIM card that works in Kumgangsan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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