October: Find less trodden paths

Lake Titicaca
October

Monthly Overview

What to Do

October begins to see a real slow down in tourist activity, the weather is also beginning to turn as rainy season is on the way once more.

This makes it an ideal month to get off the beaten path but also to see the popular attractions without the long queues.

Some good ways to spend October are, the Llactapata Inca trail or the Cachicata Quarry trek which are both less trodden paths to Machu Picchu, taking between 3-5 days to complete.

Other ideas are to include a flyover of the Nazca Lines, Arequipa Colca Canyon & Volcanoes, the floating islands of Lake Titicaca.

Festivities

During this month Peru hosts one of the largest religious processions in the world, La Procesión del Señor de los Milagros. The procession is held in Lima, every year, as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims descend on downtown to attend this event.

This is a day when people will worship the Lord of Miracles, this is a painting of Jesus Christ created in the 17th century by an African slave from Angola.

In addition to enjoying this unique cultural experience, you can also try local dishes prepared for the procession, such as mazamorra morada (a purple maize pudding) and turron de dona pepa.

Puno (Lake Titicaca) Climate Conditions

October, like September, is another mild spring month in Puno, Peru, with average temperature fluctuating between 3.7°C (38.7°F) and 14.1°C (57.4°F).

Temperature

In October, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in September – a still mild 14.1°C (57.4°F). In October, the average low-temperature is 3.7°C (38.7°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Puno is 54%.

Rainfall

In Puno, during October, the rain falls for 5.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 17mm (0.67″) of precipitation. In Puno, Peru, during the entire year, the rain falls for 75.3 days and collects up to 180mm (7.09″) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Puno are January through October and December. October is the last month it regularly snows in Puno. During 0.9 snowfall days, Puno aggregates 4mm (0.16″) of snow. In Puno, during the entire year, snow falls for 14.5 days, and aggregates up to 46mm (1.81″) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 12.5h.

Sunshine

In Puno, the average sunshine is 9.6h.

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