Weather and climate Bolivia

Climate: In Bolivia, we will be travelling across the 3000 to 4000 metres high Altiplano. On this bare and dry plateau, temperatures can drop substantially, especially at night and during the Bolivian winter. The salt plateau at Uyuni is known for its almost Siberian night temperatures of around -20°C! By day, it is much warmer and even during winter sometimes just a sweater or T-shirt will do. Lake Titicaca is about 3800 metres high and here too temperatures frequently drop below freezing point at night. This region has a similar climate to the highlands in Bolivia.

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is from May through October. It’s true that temperatures are lower during this period, however showers are sparse. In the mountain areas you should count on brief showers occurring throughout the year.

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