Swat, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Swat, Pakistan

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

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

January

January here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Swat is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Swat in April, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Swat during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Swat in June, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely light dresses
  • Light skirts
  • Sarong
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July here is sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts

August

If you vacation in Swat during August, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops

September

If you are traveling to Swat in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October for Swat is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you go to Swat in December, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Swat, Pakistan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in Swat
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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