The best times to visit Altiplano for ideal weather are
October 15th to December 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Altiplano Travel Guide
Other Altiplano Travel Info
Weather in Altiplano
Average temperatures in Altiplano vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Altiplano, the hottest months are November, December, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late November to early December where highs are regularly around 72.1°F (22.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 41.4°F (5.2°C) at night.
Altiplano Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Altiplano Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Altiplano Perceived Temperature (F)
Altiplano Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Altiplano Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Altiplano are June, July, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.
When can you find snow in Altiplano? Weather stations report a bit of annual snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Altiplano is often around around October 1st when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Altiplano.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Altiplano (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Altiplano has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (22.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (47.2%).
Wind in Altiplano is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Altiplano.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.9||Light breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Mar||4.6||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||4||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.6||Barely noticeable||9.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.3||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.1||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.5||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.2||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Altiplano?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Bolivia; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 04, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Altiplano, Bolivia is January, followed by April and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Altiplano in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Altiplano Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 68.6°F (20.3°C) and 62.8°F (17.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Altiplano, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 66.5°F (19.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Altiplano to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 71.2°F (21.8°C) and 65.1°F (18.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 9 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.