Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Mazar-e Sharif, I have 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 Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Based on the climate and weather in Mazar-e Sharif, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great 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 Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Mazar-e Sharif.

If you see a temple, such as Shrine of Hazrat Ali, wear:

What to wear/what to pack for Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan by month

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January

January in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows occasionally.

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February

Traveling to Mazar-e Sharif in February, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

March for Mazar-e Sharif is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during April, you will probably see 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 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during May, you will probably see that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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June

Traveling to Mazar-e Sharif in June, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during July, you might notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in this region can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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September

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during September, you will probably see that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during October, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Mazar-e Sharif is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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December

If you vacation in Mazar-e Sharif during December, you will probably notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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