Murghab, Tajikistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Murghab, Tajikistan? If you're planning to go to Murghab, 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 Murghab, Tajikistan

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

Important essentials for Murghab, Tajikistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Murghab, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Murghab is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Murghab, Tajikistan by month

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January

If you go to Murghab in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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February

Traveling to Murghab in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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March

March is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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April

Traveling to Murghab in April, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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May

May here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Murghab in June, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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July

Traveling to Murghab in July, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

September is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains occasionally.

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October

October in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains sometimes.

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November

November here is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains sometimes.

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December

December here can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

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