WEATHER IN CUSCO, MACHUPICCHU, INKA TRAIL

07/05/2020 1:49 am

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The weather 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.

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 interandean 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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