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

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Traveling to Chacaltaya, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Chacaltaya, we 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 Chacaltaya, Bolivia

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

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

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Chacaltaya, Bolivia

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Chacaltaya.

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

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    January

    January in Chacaltaya is cold and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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    February

    If you are traveling to Chacaltaya in February, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    March

    March in Chacaltaya is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    April

    In April, Chacaltaya is crisp. 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%.

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    May

    If you visit Chacaltaya during May, you will probably see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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    June

    June in Chacaltaya can be brisk. 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 40% range on average.

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    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.

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    August

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

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    September

    September in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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    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 high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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    November

    In November, Chacaltaya can be chilly and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Chacaltaya, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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    December

    If you visit Chacaltaya during December, you might notice that it is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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