Chucuito, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Chucuito, Peru

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

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

January

Traveling to Chucuito 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 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Chucuito 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 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to Chucuito in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

July

July in Chucuito is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

September

September in Chucuito is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Chucuito in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Chucuito in November, you will notice that it can be 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Chucuito 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chucuito, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chucuito, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Chucuito 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 Chucuito
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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