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Machu Picchu Weather Month to Month

We know that many of the people who travel to Machu Picchu do it for the only time; We also know that all people expect the best from this trip. We can secure your Machu Picchu Tickets 2023, or if you wish, we will take care of your entire itinerary; however, only you can choose the best time to go to Machu Picchu. Why is this so important? The Inca city is 2,400 m. between the Andes Mountain Range and the Amazon Rainforest, this makes the climate of Machu Picchu very special.  


Machu Picchu Peru is located between the Cordillera de Los Andes and the Amazon rainforest, and having a warm and temperate climate. In the citadel, you will never go too cold or too hot, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 24 ° C. As it is a subtropical zone, every day of the year there is a possibility of rain, however, from April to September is the dry season and from October to March is the rainy season.  


Machu Picchu Weather Month to Month


Machu Picchu weather in January

Although January records a convenient climate, it is not the best to visit Machu Picchu. In this time the weather is humid, with an average temperature of 18 ° C and a lot of rain. If you do not mind the rain and prefer to visit the citadel without encountering too many tourists, this month may work. 

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Machu Picchu weather in February

In February the humid and cold weather continues. The average temperature at this time of year is approximately 14 ° C. If you plan to visit Machu Picchu at this time, remember to include warm clothes. The rainy days will be present. If you want to make the Inca Trail hikes, it is disabled during February for maintenance.


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Machu Picchu weather in March 

In the month of March, the cold and rainy weather in Machu Picchu continues. The average temperature is 18 ° C. Although it is cloudy almost all the time, during this month there is not much fog so visibility is good. Being low season, the prices of accommodations and tours can be quite cheaper than in other months.


Inca Trail reopens this month.

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Machu Picchu weather in April 

Notoriously less humid. The maximum temperature is 21 ° C and the minimum temperature is 10 ° C. It is a very good balance between a pleasant climate and a not so cold temperature. During April the number of tourists begins to increase. The rains are more frequent in April (9 days on average per month), but if the ranks of tourists bother you, it is recommended that you go to Machu Picchu in April. 

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Machu Picchu weather in May 

The month of May offers a cool and pleasant climate in Machu Picchu, ideal for visiting the Old Mountain. The maximum temperature is maintained at 20 ° C during the day. In May it is when the number of tourists increases considerably, since it coincides with the beginning of holidays in the northern hemisphere. Rains are less frequent than in April (3 days on average per month).

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Machu Picchu weather in June 

At this time of the year the best months begin to travel to Machu Picchu. Little rain is recorded and the nights are cool. In this time is where most tourists will find around the citadel, and it is common to have to wait in line to take pictures from the most iconic points. In addition, the month of June offers a party full of color inherited from the Incas called Inti Raymi 2023. The typical costumes, dances and a lot of joy stand out during the celebration. 

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Machu Picchu weather in July 

The weather conditions during the month of July in Machu Picchu remain excellent. Cool weather, with little rain and sunny days. Because the peak season is high, accommodation prices are the highest during the year and services such as the Inca Trail Tours or train tickets are sold out well in advance and we recommend reserving Machu Picchu Tickets 2023 before arriving in Cusco. 

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Machu Picchu weather in August 

Another excellent month to have the best Machu Picchu tours is August. The weather conditions during this time are ideal for visitors. The average temperature is 13 ° C. August is one of the driest months of the year. The weather in Machu Picchu during this period presents sunny days during the day and a significant cold at dawn. 

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Machu Picchu weather in September 

September is still cool, but it does not rain. Therefore, this month is also a good option to get to know Machu Picchu, so the number of tourists remains very high during the month. September is when the most notorious transition to the rainy season occurs. 

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Machu Picchu weather in October 

In October the temperature starts to drop a little. However, the climate is cool and pleasant, with little rain. Near the end of October the high season begins to fall, as well as the costs of various services, including Inca Trail hiking tours. This is also one of the best times to visit Machu Picchu, as the mild increase in rainfall makes the Inca sanctuary begin to get greener. 

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Machu Picchu weather in November 

In the month of November you can register a little more rain in Machu Picchu. However, the weather is nice and the temperature is not so cold. This is one of the months with the lowest saturation of visitors. 

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Machu Picchu weather in December

The climate of this time is very similar to that of November. There may be rain, but the temperature is not so cold and the weather is quite pleasant. These are the best months for those who wish to visit Machu Picchu with the least amount of tourists possible and who want to take advantage of the offers in tourist services. 


Weather in Huayna Picchu 

In general, the time in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu and in the Huayna Picchu mountain has two very marked stations: 


Rainy season in Machu Picchu

It includes the months of November to March. It presents a temperate climate in the day with temperatures that oscillate between 19º and 21º C, being able to descend in the night until 8º C. There are days of enough sun and strong radiation, with temperatures that can arrive until the 20º C, nevertheless of Likewise and to a greater extent there are cloudy and rainy days, especially in the months of December and January.


The night climate is temperate with 8º C average temperature, unless it rains during the day, which could cause the temperature to drop to 0º C. If you visit during this time, it is essential to have waterproof clothing and / or umbrellas, hiking boots, that allow you to walk on slippery and wet surfaces, but also sunscreen for moments of intense radiation. 


In these months we recommend you to choose the second group to Huayna Picchu with hours of entry from 10:00 to 11:00 hours, Huayna Picchu + circuit 4. 


Why this group? In the rainy season the whole sanctuary usually dawn, covered with clouds so the visibility at the top is quite limited, which will prevent you from getting good panoramic views of the City of Machu Picchu. But the clouds are dissipating with the passing of the hours.  


Dry season in Machu Picchu

It occurs between the months of April to October; with maximum of 21º C during the day and 10º C at night; It is a time with very sunny days and temperate air, the vegetation of the area shows its best green tone of the year, with flowers everywhere, which contributes to the abundance of insects. It is also a time of frost and cold, being more intense in the months of May and June.  

Also at this time, the month of August is characterized by bringing strong winds and greater solar radiation, with 21 º C during the day and intense cold at night that drops to 0 º C. It is advisable to use sunscreen at all times, since the cold of the night also burns the skin. The presence of insects and mosquitoes is abundant on the sunniest days, so you should use repellent, sunscreen and sunglasses; essential elements to protect your skin and make your visit without discomfort. 


September comes with spring, and a warm and cool climate, favorable to visit Huayna Picchu. June and July are the coldest months, with minimum temperatures of up to -2 ° C; avoid getting sick wearing warm clothes especially at night. 

In case you want to ascend Huayna Picchu Mountain during this time, we recommend you choose the second group (entrance from 10:00 to 11:00). 


But why this group? During the rainy season, Machu Picchu is usually covered with clouds and with little visibility, and this is not very good if you pack your best camera to take the amazing views of Machu Picchu from this mountain; nevertheless the clouds dissipate in the course of the morning.  


The Best Time to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu 

In our opinion, the best time to visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu is at the end of April / beginning of May and the end of September / beginning of October. At the beginning of the season the vegetation green is more intense, product of the recently ended rainy season. In these dates the amount of tourists is smaller in the citadel and the trails, and the climatic conditions present in their majority days free of rain.


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 What to take to Machu Picchu in the dry season? (April to October) 

If you plan to take a Cusco Machu Picchu tour during this time, know that the season requires visitors to bring sunscreen (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses), repellent and plenty of water. The nights are cold, so you should bring warm clothes.  


What to take to Machu Picchu in the rainy season? (November to March)

If you are coming during this time do not forget to pack waterproof clothing, an umbrella and shoes that allow you to walk safely on wet and slippery surfaces.


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