Huascarán National Park, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Huascarán National Park, Peru? If you're planning to go to Huascarán National Park, I'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 Huascarán National Park, Peru

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

Important essentials for Huascarán National Park, Peru

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities

Huascarán National Park 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)


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Huascarán National Park, Peru

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Huascarán National Park.

What to wear/what to pack for Huascarán National Park, Peru by month

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January

Traveling to Huascarán National Park in January, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Huascarán National Park in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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March

March for Huascarán National Park is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

Traveling to Huascarán National Park in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Huascarán National Park in May, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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July

If you go to Huascarán National Park in July, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

If you go to Huascarán National Park in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

November for Huascarán National Park is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

December here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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