Chacaltaya, Bolivia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Chacaltaya, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Chacaltaya, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Chacaltaya, Bolivia

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

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

January

Traveling to Chacaltaya in January, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

February

February in Chacaltaya is chilly and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat

March

Traveling to Chacaltaya in March, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

April

In April, Chacaltaya is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Chacaltaya, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

May

If you go to Chacaltaya in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

June

June in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks

July

July in Chacaltaya is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 30% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

August

August for Chacaltaya is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Socks

September

September in Chacaltaya is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

October

October in Chacaltaya can be chilly and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

November

November in Chacaltaya can be chilly and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you are traveling to Chacaltaya in December, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chacaltaya, Bolivia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chacaltaya, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Chacaltaya 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
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and C
  • A SIM card that works in Chacaltaya

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