Altiplano, Bolivia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Altiplano, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Altiplano, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Altiplano, Bolivia

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

Important essentials for Altiplano, Bolivia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

Altiplano is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

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What to wear/what to pack for Altiplano, Bolivia by month

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January

Traveling to Altiplano in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to Altiplano in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

March in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May in Altiplano is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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June

Traveling to Altiplano in June, you will notice that it is cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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July

July in Altiplano is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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August

If you are traveling to Altiplano in August, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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September

If you go to Altiplano in September, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Altiplano in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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November

November can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December for Altiplano is cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Altiplano, Bolivia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Altiplano.

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