Salang Pass, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Salang Pass, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Salang Pass, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Salang Pass, Afghanistan

Based on the climate and weather in Salang Pass, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Salang Pass, Afghanistan by month

January

Traveling to Salang Pass in January, you will notice that it is cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters

February

February in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat

March

March in this region is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses

April

Traveling to Salang Pass in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

May

May for Salang Pass is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

June

If you are traveling to Salang Pass in June, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

July

July very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you go to Salang Pass in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

If you are traveling to Salang Pass in September, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

October

Traveling to Salang Pass in October, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

November

Traveling to Salang Pass in November, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

December here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Salang Pass, Afghanistan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Salang Pass

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