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

Traveling to Huaraz, Peru? If you're planning to go to Huaraz, we've got 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 Huaraz, Peru

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

Important essentials for Huaraz, Peru

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • 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 available.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

Huaraz 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.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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

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January

Traveling to Huaraz in January, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Huaraz in February, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain or snow almost every day of the month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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March

In March, Huaraz is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Huaraz, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Huaraz can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Huaraz is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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June

In June, Huaraz can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Huaraz, with most of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Huaraz is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Huaraz is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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September

September in Huaraz can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

If you go to Huaraz in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Huaraz is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows most days.

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Activities for Huaraz, Peru

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

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