Los Andes, Chile: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Los Andes, Chile? If you're planning to go to Los Andes, I have 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 Los Andes, Chile

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

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

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

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.


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

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

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

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

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March

March here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

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

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May

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

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June

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

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July

If you are traveling to Los Andes in July, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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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).

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September

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

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October

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

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November

November here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

December is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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