Midsummer temperature can reach 50 degrees C. Winter is mild with average temperatures below freezing for only a few days in January and February. However, in the north of the country winter is severe. January temperatures in Dashoguz average - 23 degrees Celsius. Most rainfall occurs in the months of March and April.
Voltage and frequency
You can use your appliances in Turkmenistan, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220V - 240V (as in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100V - 127V (as in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a power converter. To be sure, check the label on the appliance. If it states 'INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz', it can be used in all countries of the world (like chargers for tablets/laptops, photo cameras, cell phones, toothbrushes).
If the frequency in Uzbekistan (50 Hz) differs from the one in your country, it is not advised to use your appliances. But at your own risk, you can try. Be extra careful with moving, rotating and time related appliances like clocks and electric fan heaters.
Power sockets and plugs
In Uzbekistan the power sockets used are of type C / F:
Your need for a power plug adapter depends also on the country you live in. Check this map to see the use of different plugs and sockets in the world.
Presence and absence of electricity
Electricity is available in the vast majority of populated areas of Turkmenistan, with the exception of small desert settlements far away from the main roads, such as Damla, Akmolla, Murzachirla, Melegoch and Balishem) and most historical sites. Power supply is also not available at Darwaza and inside the Yangikala Canyons.
In hotels, motels, guesthouses and pilgrim guesthouses, electricity is available, but at camp locations there is no power supply.
It is advisable to bring extra camera batteries, especially if your journey in Turkmenistan includes desert safaris and at least 2 consecutive nights of camp accommodation.
In ***** hotels Wi-Fi Internet is available, but it is best to seek information from our agency team if the hotel you select has Wi-Fi Internet, prior to bringing a laptop or tablet with you.
Please note that not all foreign mobile service providers have a service contract with a mobile phone provider inside Turkmenistan, and that your mobile phone may therefore not operate during your stay in Turkmenistan (and if it does, it will mainly be in the most densely populated areas only). The cell phone provider in Turkmenistan with service agreements with other foreign providers is called TMCELL. You can contact your own service provider to ask for an update on their service contract with TMCELL.