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Weather in Inca Trail

Written by Wayki Trek, 27/05/2022 1:49 am

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The weather in Inca Trail varies considerably, with two well-defined seasons: rainy season from November to March and dry season from April to October. 

However, in recent years, the weather has been changing substantially and the seasons are not as well-defined as before, most often than not resulting in rains during the dry season.

In the rainy season, temperatures may fluctuate between 5ºC and 30ºC during the day; while in the dry season, temperatures range between -5ºC and 35ºC throughout the day. 

In June, July, and August, there may be sub-zero temperatures due to winter frosts.

The lowest temperatures will be experienced at night-time, both in the city as well as during the hike.

Throughout the day, the cold will not be an inconvenience as you will always be in motion and thus, will not feel it a lot. However, the temperatures will drop at night-time.

Weather in Inca Trail Cusco

On your first night in Wayllabamba, the weather will be mild and the temperature will not drop past 8ºC, as the campsite is located in an inter andean valley with a temperate climate. 

During your second night in Paccaymayu, the temperature may drop below -5ºC. It will be the coldest night of the entire hike and thus the reason why you need to bring a good sleeping bag.

On your third night in Wiñaywayna, the weather will be temperate and humid and can reach up to 15ºC. Grilling on this night will be a very pleasant experience. 

If your campsite is in Phuyupatamarca, the temperatures may drop below-5ºC, as you will be located in a high-altitude point. However, here, views of the sunset and sunrise are spectacular.

 

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We’ve worked with hundreds of guides, cooks and porters, many of whom have gone on to start their own successful businesses.

We are a local company, formed in 1998 by a group of experienced tour guides from different rural communities and with a vast professional experience.

Throughout our 20 years of operation, we have been pioneers in professionalizing the experience on the Inka Trail.

Make more than 18,000 clients from different parts of the world happy.

We work hard on the personal and professional development of our employees and the rural population.

As a result, many of our porters have been promoted to cooks and guides. Also, many of our guides today have their own travel agencies.

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