Nuristan, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Nuristan, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Nuristan, below 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 Nuristan, Afghanistan

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

Important essentials for Nuristan, Afghanistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Nuristan is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Nuristan, Afghanistan

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Nuristan.

    What to wear/what to pack for Nuristan, Afghanistan by month

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    January

    Traveling to Nuristan in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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    February

    Traveling to Nuristan in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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    March

    March here is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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    April

    April here can be very chilly. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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    May

    If you go to Nuristan in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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    June

    If you go to Nuristan in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

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    July

    If you are traveling to Nuristan in July, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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    August

    August is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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    September

    September is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost sometimes. It rains sometimes.

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    October

    October in Nuristan can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains occasionally.

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    November

    If you are traveling to Nuristan in November, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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    December

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

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