Kunduz, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Kunduz, Afghanistan

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

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

January

Traveling to Kunduz in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

February

February is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat

March

March for Kunduz is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks

April

April for Kunduz is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

May

May here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

June

If you go to Kunduz in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Kunduz very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kunduz dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

November

November in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

December

December here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Kunduz, Afghanistan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Kunduz
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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