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Best time to visit Gilgit, Pakistan

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The best time to visit Gilgit is February

Gilgit can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, February is the best time to go.

The warmest month of the year in Gilgit is July, where the average temperature gets to around 10℃ (50℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 14℃ (57℉) on the hottest days in summer. The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -31℃ (-23℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Gilgit during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Gilgit in August. Head over there in December instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Gilgit, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

Gilgit seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Gilgit as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Gilgit is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Gilgit

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Gilgit for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Gilgit climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Gilgit for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Gilgit in January

  • Average temperature: -21℃ (-6℉)
  • Average high temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average low temperature: -26℃ (-15℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in February

  • Average temperature: -18℃ (-1℉)
  • Average high temperature: -12℃ (11℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-12℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in March

  • Average temperature: -13℃ (9℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average low temperature: -19℃ (-3℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in April

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (6℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in May

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in June

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in July

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in August

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in August, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in September

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Gilgit in October

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 16mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in November

  • Average temperature: -14℃ (7℉)
  • Average high temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average low temperature: -18℃ (-1℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Gilgit in December

  • Average temperature: -19℃ (-2℉)
  • Average high temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average low temperature: -24℃ (-11℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Gilgit in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Gilgit is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 10℃ (50℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Gilgit is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Gilgit is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Gilgit, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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