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

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

When to go to Churin, Peru

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

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

January

In January, Churin is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Churin, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

There is frost a bit less than half of the time. Additionally, it is extremely windy, with speeds approaching gale force.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Churin is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Churin can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks

April

April in Churin can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens

May

May in Churin is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket

June

June in Churin can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

July

Traveling to Churin in July, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear

August

Traveling to Churin in August, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens

September

If you go to Churin in September, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots

October

October in Churin is chilly. 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans

November

Traveling to Churin in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat

December

December in Churin is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket

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

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

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