Skardu, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Skardu, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Skardu, the following 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 Skardu, Pakistan

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

Important essentials for Skardu, Pakistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Skardu, 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.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Skardu 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.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • 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 one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Skardu, Pakistan by month

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January

January in Skardu is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost most days.

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February

February in Skardu is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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March

March in Skardu is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Skardu during April, you may find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet 5-10 days this month. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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May

May in Skardu is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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June

June in Skardu is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Skardu is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in Skardu is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Skardu is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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October

If you go to Skardu in October, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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November

Traveling to Skardu in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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December

Traveling to Skardu in December, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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