Mount Popa, Myanmar: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Mount Popa, Myanmar? If you're planning to go to Mount Popa, this is 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 Mount Popa, Myanmar

Based on the climate and weather in Mount Popa, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Mount Popa, Myanmar

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General 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 option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Mount Popa, Myanmar by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

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

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March

Traveling to Mount Popa in March, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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April

April in Mount Popa dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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May

May in this region can be excruciatingly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

July for Mount Popa is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

August for Mount Popa can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

September in Mount Popa is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Mount Popa in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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November

November in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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December

If you go to Mount Popa in December, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Mount Popa, Myanmar

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

If you go to a temple, such as Popa Taungkalat Shrine, wear:

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