Puno, Peru: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Puno, Peru

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

What to wear/what to pack for Puno, Peru by month

January

Traveling to Puno in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

February

February in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

March

March in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

April

If you go to Puno in April, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

May

Traveling to Puno in May, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

June

Traveling to Puno in June, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Puno in July, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Puno in August, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Puno in September, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat

October

If you go to Puno in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain regularly.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November for Puno is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

If you go to Puno in December, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Puno, Peru

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Puno, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there. Puno 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 A and C
  • A SIM card that works in Puno
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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