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.



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)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 66.3 56.5 43
Feb 66.3 56.2 43
Mar 67.3 56.3 40.4
Apr 67.2 54.9 34.4
May 63.9 50.1 26.2
Jun 62.5 47.3 21.8
Jul 61.9 47 22.4
Aug 64.8 50 25.4
Sep 67.4 53.8 30.8
Oct 70 57.4 35.2
Nov 71.2 59.8 39
Dec 68.8 58.1 41.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 19.1 13.6 6.1
Feb 19.1 13.4 6.1
Mar 19.6 13.5 4.7
Apr 19.6 12.7 1.3
May 17.7 10.1 -3.2
Jun 16.9 8.5 -5.7
Jul 16.6 8.3 -5.3
Aug 18.2 10 -3.7
Sep 19.7 12.1 -0.7
Oct 21.1 14.1 1.8
Nov 21.8 15.4 3.9
Dec 20.4 14.5 5.5



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.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Altiplano (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 35% 0 4.4
Feb 33% 0 3.7
Mar 20% 0 2.3
Apr 8% 0 0.8
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 1% 0 0.3
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 4% 0 0.4
Sep 11% 0 0.9
Oct 8% 2.4 1.1
Nov 10% 0 1
Dec 29% 0 3.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 35 0 11.2
Feb 33 0 9.4
Mar 20 0 5.8
Apr 8 0 2
May 4 0 1
Jun 1 0 0.8
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 4 0 1
Sep 11 0 2.3
Oct 8 6.1 2.8
Nov 10 0 2.5
Dec 29 0 9.9


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 47.2%
Feb 47.1%
Mar 43%
Apr 35.7%
May 29.2%
Jun 25.9%
Jul 24.9%
Aug 22.9%
Sep 26.1%
Oct 25.7%
Nov 27.2%
Dec 40.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Altiplano?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 15, 2023.


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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.9 in July means 47.9% of the tourists vs. January.



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.


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