Lahore, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lahore, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Lahore, this article contains 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 Lahore, Pakistan

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

Important essentials for Lahore, Pakistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take 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 Lahore, Pakistan

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

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to visit the stunning Badshahi Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter the mosque; you should check with the Lahore tourism authority.

If you go to Shalimar Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you check out a temple, such as Masonic Temple, wear:

If you visit Lahore Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Lahore.

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

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January

January is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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February

If you vacation in Lahore during February, you may notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

If you vacation in Lahore during March, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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April

Traveling to Lahore in April, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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May

Traveling to Lahore in May, you will notice that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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June

June for Lahore can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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July

If you vacation in Lahore during July, you are likely to notice that it is a scorcher. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

In August, Lahore can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 80s F (high 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Lahore, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

If you are traveling to Lahore in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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October

If you vacation in Lahore during October, you might find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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November

If you visit Lahore during November, you may find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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December

December in this region is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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