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

Traveling to Cordillera Blanca, Peru? If you're planning to go to Cordillera Blanca, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

Contents

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 Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Based on the climate and weather in Cordillera Blanca, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Cordillera Blanca, Peru

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Cordillera Blanca is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Cordillera Blanca, Peru by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Cordillera Blanca in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

February

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in February, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

March

March in Cordillera Blanca is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

April

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

May

May is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

June

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in June, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

July

July here is crisp. 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

August

August for Cordillera Blanca is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

September

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in September, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

October

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

November

If you are traveling to Cordillera Blanca in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

December

December here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Cordillera Blanca, Peru

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

Check out our guides for these other locations: Gdańsk, Poland, Chillicothe, Ohio, United States of America, Juliaca, Peru, Piracaia, São Paulo, Brazil, Laixi, China, Elmira, New York, United States of America, Puck, Poland, Val-d'Isère, France, Dasmariñas, Philippines, Kisvárda, Hungary, and Cawsand, England, United Kingdom.