Mae Hong Son, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mae Hong Son, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Mae Hong Son, we've got 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 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.

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

February

If you go to Mae Hong Son in February, you will notice that it can be very 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:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

March

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

April

April in Mae Hong Son is unbearably hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

May

If you vacation in Mae Hong Son during May, you might notice that it can be sizzling. 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:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

June

In June, Mae Hong Son can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Mae Hong Son, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

July

July here is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

August

Traveling to Mae Hong Son in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

September

September here is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

October

If you visit Mae Hong Son during October, you will probably find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

December

December 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:

If you're planning to visit Pha Sua Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Fish Cave? You'll need:

Activities for Mae Hong Son, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mae Hong Son.

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