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

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

When to go to Huancavelica, Peru

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

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

January

Traveling to Huancavelica in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Huancavelica in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain most days.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Huancavelica in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits 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:

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

May

May here 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 a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

Traveling to Huancavelica in June, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Huancavelica 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 about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Huancavelica in August, you will notice that it is cold. 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:

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

September

September can be very chilly. 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Huancavelica, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Huancavelica 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 Huancavelica
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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