Los Andes, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Los Andes, Chile

Based on the climate and weather in Los Andes, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Los Andes, Chile by month

January

January for Los Andes is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Los Andes can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Los Andes is brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you are traveling to Los Andes in April, you will notice that it is cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear

May

Traveling to Los Andes in May, you will notice that it is frigid. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves

June

June in Los Andes is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Fleeces
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

July

July can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Fleeces
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Very heavy socks

August

Traveling to Los Andes in August, you will notice that it is very cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Pajamas, such as sweats

September

September is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Scarf
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Sweaters
  • Insulated boots

October

October for Los Andes is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots

November

If you are traveling to Los Andes in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks

December

If you go to Los Andes in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Los Andes, Chile

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox
  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor)
  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and L
  • A SIM card that works in Los Andes

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