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

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Traveling to Altiplano, Peru? If you're planning to go to Altiplano, we've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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, Peru

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

Important essentials for Altiplano, Peru

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 an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

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.


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Supplements

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

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

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January

Traveling to Altiplano in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. 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 about half of the time.

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February

February in this region is 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 most days.

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March

Traveling to Altiplano in March, you will notice that it is cold. 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 about half of the time.

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April

April for Altiplano can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you go to Altiplano in May, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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June

If you are traveling to Altiplano in June, you will notice that it can be very chilly. 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

August is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day.

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September

Traveling to Altiplano in September, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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October

October in Altiplano can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains regularly.

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November

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

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December

Traveling to Altiplano in December, you will notice that it is cold. 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 about half of the time.

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Activities for Altiplano, Peru

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

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