Huayna Potosí, Bolivia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Huayna Potosí, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Huayna Potosí, 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 Huayna Potosí, Bolivia

Based on the climate and weather in Huayna Potosí, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Huayna Potosí, Bolivia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

Huayna Potosí 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

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What to wear/what to pack for Huayna Potosí, Bolivia by month

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January

January in Huayna Potosí is pretty cool and somewhat stormy. 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).

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February

If you visit Huayna Potosí during February, you may notice that it is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

March in Huayna Potosí is cool and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

In April, Huayna Potosí is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Huayna Potosí, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

May in Huayna Potosí is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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June

June here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Huayna Potosí in July, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

If you visit Huayna Potosí during August, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet occasionally.

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September

September in Huayna Potosí is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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October

October in Huayna Potosí is chilly and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Huayna Potosí can be chilly and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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December

If you visit Huayna Potosí during December, you are likely to notice that it is cool and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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Activities for Huayna Potosí, Bolivia

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

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