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

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Traveling to Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Panjshir Valley, we have 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 Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan

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

Important essentials for Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other 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 choice.


  • 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 Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Panjshir Valley.

    What to wear/what to pack for Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan by month

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    January

    If you are traveling to Panjshir Valley in January, you will notice that it is biting cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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    February

    If you are traveling to Panjshir Valley in February, you will notice that it is very cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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    March

    If you go to Panjshir Valley in March, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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    April

    April for Panjshir Valley is cold. 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 about a third of the time.

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    May

    May for Panjshir Valley is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    June

    If you go to Panjshir Valley in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    July

    July in Panjshir Valley dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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    August

    If you go to Panjshir Valley in August, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    September

    If you are traveling to Panjshir Valley in September, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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    October

    October here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly.

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    November

    If you are traveling to Panjshir Valley in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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    December

    If you go to Panjshir Valley in December, you will notice that it is very cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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