Weather and clothing

Weather

Average Temperatures during Winter (Jun, Jul and Aug) are:

  • Day: 24ºC (75ºF)
  • Night: 9ºC (48ºF)

Average Temperatures during Summer (Jan, Feb and Mar) are:

  • Day: 25ºC (77ºF) – 32ºC (90ºF)
  • Night: 13ºC (55ºF)

Suggested Clothing for San Pedro de Atacama

Travel light, but pack sturdy, wear outdoor trekking shoes, comfortable layered clothing such as fleeces, t-shirts, swimming gear, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Include an outdoor warm top for cold nights and cold altitudes as well as a warm hat and gloves (especially if you go to the Geysers), Lip balm, sun-screen cream and sun glasses.

Clothing Check List

  • A first layer of clothing: warm underwear, t-shirts or lightweight shirts ideally made from synthetic materials
  • A second layer of clothing: trekking pants and a thin fleece
  • A third layer of clothing: warm fleece or sweater
  • A fourth layer of clothing: Windproof Jacket
  • Comfortable trekking shoes
  • Synthetic or Merino Wool socks
  • UV filter sunglasses, ideally with a strap and side protection
  • Hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Hat or headband to protect your ears from the wind and cold
  • Sunscreen and lip protection.
  • Swimsuit and flip flops to use at hot springs and lagoons
  • Day Backpack