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

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

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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 Desaguadero, Peru

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

Important essentials for Desaguadero, Peru

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Desaguadero 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.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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 Desaguadero, Peru

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

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

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January

Traveling to Desaguadero 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 high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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February

Traveling to Desaguadero in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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March

If you are traveling to Desaguadero in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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April

Traveling to Desaguadero in April, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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May

May in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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June

June for Desaguadero is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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July

If you are traveling to Desaguadero in July, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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August

Traveling to Desaguadero in August, you will notice that it is cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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September

Traveling to Desaguadero in September, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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October

October in Desaguadero is brisk. 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 regularly.

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November

Traveling to Desaguadero in November, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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December

December is cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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