Lauca National Park, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Lauca National Park, Chile? If you're planning to go to Lauca National Park, 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 Lauca National Park, Chile

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

Important essentials for Lauca National Park, Chile

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

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Lauca National Park 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.


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Lauca National Park, Chile by month

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January

January in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February in Lauca National Park is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

March here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

April is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

May in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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June

June here is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Lauca National Park in July, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August for Lauca National Park is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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September

September in Lauca National Park can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October in Lauca National Park is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

Traveling to Lauca National Park in November, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December in Lauca National Park can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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