Mae Hong Son, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Mae Hong Son, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Mae Hong Son, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Based on the climate and weather in Mae Hong Son, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Mae Hong Son, Thailand by month

January

If you go to Mae Hong Son in January, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Mae Hong Son in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Mae Hong Son in March, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Mae Hong Son in April, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Mae Hong Son during May, you are likely to find that it is sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Mae Hong Son can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

July

If you vacation in Mae Hong Son during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you visit Mae Hong Son during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

September

September in Mae Hong Son can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

October

Traveling to Mae Hong Son in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

November

If you are traveling to Mae Hong Son in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

December

December here is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Mae Hong Son, Thailand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Mae Hong Son
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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