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

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

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.

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

January

January in Huaraz can be 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:

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

February

February in Huaraz is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Huaraz can be very 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:

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

May

If you visit Huaraz during May, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Huaraz can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range.

At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Huaraz, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Huaraz in August, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Huaraz is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s 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 more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Huaraz is brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Huaraz can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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. 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.

  • 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 Huaraz
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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