Best time to visit Pakistan

Pakistan is a frequently misunderstood country. It has gone through its own periods of turmoil, but tourism in the country has been picking up steadily over the past few years. Pakistan is home to one of the oldest civilizations in the world and has some of the finest Islamic architecture, and stunning mountain views. All you have to do is find out when to visit Pakis

QUICK FACTS

  • High Season: May – October
  • Low Season: November – April
  • All Seasons: May – October (summer), November – April (winter)
  • The best time to visit Pakistan depends on where you wish to travel. May – October is generally the best season to visit, as the weather is rather dry and warm throughout the country.
  • If you want to visit the north-west regions of Pakistan, like Pakhtoonkhwa, Sindh, Punjab, or Balochistan, October – February would be a good time to travel, as the weather will be cool enough for you to enjoy your trip.

May to October is generally considered the best time to travel to Pakistan, as there is little to no snow in the entire country, and the summer holidays make the country rather lively. This is the best time to travel to the northern reaches of the country, where the beautiful valleys and stunning peaks lie. This is peak trekking season as well, as the area faces little to no snow rainfall at this point.

SEASONAL OVERVIEW

March to October — Summer / High Season

The weather in Pakistan would be different, depending on where you are. The summer will be hot and dry in the northern regions, which do not experience a lot of rainfall. July is the warmest month in the country, and there might be hot ‘loo’ winds around the country. July and August also see the highest levels of rainfall, so the weather in Pakistan will get really humid. It’s slightly cooler in the coastal areas, where the ocean breeze blows in the evenings, bringing the temperature back to normal.

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  • Avg. Temperature: 48 – 100° F / 9 – 38° C (in Islamabad)
  • Rainfall: 20 – 100 mm
  • Season: Summer
  • Highlights: This is when to visit Pakistan if you are a fan of trekking. The weather is dry enough, and the passes are open due to the lack of snows. Naltar Valley, Gojal Valley, Ayun and Bamburet Valley are all stunning during this period.

November to April — Winter / Good Season

Winters can be really severe in this country. The weather in Pakistan brings the temperature down in the mountains, as well as the plains. Even cities like Islamabad and Peshawar get frost, and the northern parts of the country get heavy rainfall. If you’re traveling along the Indus basin, you can expect light winter showers, especially in November – December. However, the climate is generally dry and cold.

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  • Avg. Temperature: 37 – 77° F / 3 – 25° C (in Islamabad)
  • Rainfall: 10 – 40 mm
  • Season: Winter
  • Highlights: 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 during the winter than the summer (as the summer temperatures can be unbearable, especially without air conditioning). Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and Islamabad all have lively parties and are a lot of fun to visit.

Source: www.bookmundi.com

Published by: Antika

 

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