You are preparing for a trip to Pakistan but do not know when is the right time. Follow along with ViGuide to find out more
Pakistan is a country that is often misunderstood by people. It has been going through turbulent times, domestic tourism has grown steadily over the past few years. Pakistan is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world and has some of the most beautiful Islamic architecture, and stunning mountain views. The following, ViGuide will suggest you the most suitable time to travel.
1. Weather overview
It’s the cradle of civilization – most of the oldest sites of the Indus Valley Civilization are located in the south of the country. The large mountains of the northwestern border province have mountain views that will take your breath away.
May to October is generally considered the best time to visit Pakistan, as there is little to no snow and the summer holidays make the country quite lively. This is a good time to travel to the north of the country, where there are beautiful valleys and stunning mountain peaks. This is also the peak trekking season, as the area faces little rainfall and no snow at this time.
November to April is also a good time to travel in Pakistan. This is the best time to visit Pakistan if you want to travel to Punjab, Baluchistan or Sindh. However, if you want to visit the mountains, this may not be the best time because of the snow covered everywhere.
2. March – October (Summer)
The weather in Pakistan will be different, depending on where you are. Summers will be hot and dry in the northern regions and without much rain. July is the warmest month in the country. July and August are also the months with the highest rainfall, so the weather in Pakistan will become wet. It is a bit colder in the coastal areas, where the sea breeze blows in the evening, bringing the temperature back to normal.
Temperatures usually range from 9 – 38°C in Islamabad. This is an extremely suitable time to visit Pakistan if you are a trekking lover. The weather is dry and there is no snow cover. Naltar Valley, Gojal Valley, Ayun Valley and Bamburet Valley are all stunning during this period. This is a great time to visit the beaches of Islamabad, Lahore, or Gilgit – Baltistan, as the sea breeze will make you feel comfortable, able to bask in the warm sun. Ramadan is celebrated in Pakistan in May-June and for the whole month you should prepare food because the shops may not be open this month.
3. November – April (Winter)
Weather in Pakistan reduces the temperature in the mountains, as well as the plains. Even cities like Islamabad and Peshawar were frozen, and the northern parts of the country experienced heavy rainfall. If you travel along the Indus basin, mild winter showers are possible, especially in November-December. However, the climate is usually dry and cold.
Average temperatures range from 3 to 25°C in Islamabad. This is the best time to visit Pakistan for a trip to the major urban centers. Areas like Baluchistan, Punjab and Sindh have better weather in winter than in summer. Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad all have lively parties and lots of fun things to visit. Many parts of the northern mountain range may be closed due to snowfall, but you can try visiting Hunza, Gilgit, Abbottabad and Quetta, which are beautiful during the winter months.
And over here, ViGuide shared suggestions on the right time to travel in Pakistan. We hope that you will choose the right time to enjoy your trip to Pakistan full of meaning and experiences.