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This page shows the different weather throughout the year for the Trek.

Weather

  Place Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Weather Cusco
Salcantay Trail
Machu Picchu
Day/night temp.
(in ºF)
Cusco
67º
44º
67º
44º
68º
42º
68º
41º
68º
38º
67º
33º
67º
31º
68º
35º
68º
39º
70º
42º
70º
42º
70º
44º
Salcantay Trail
65║
40║
65║
40║
62║
40║
62║
40║
64║
38║
63║
35║
60║
30║
60║
30║
63║
35║
64║
39║
66║
41║
66║
43║
Machu Picchu
70º
50º
70º
52º
70º
52º
70º
50º
68º
48º
68º
47º
68º
47º
68º
47º
68º
48º
68º
48º
68º
48º
70º
50º
Rain
(in inches)
Cusco
6.3
5.2
4.3
1.7
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.3
0.9
1.9
3.1
4.7
Salcantay Trail
4.6
3.5
3.0
2.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
2.0
2.9
3.5
Machu Picchu 17.0 14.0 12.0 4.8 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.8 2.0 4.7 8.6 12.0

 

Months to avoid
Possible months
Ideal months

Conclusions

This Trek is generally open from April to September, the period corresponding to the best season. Depending on the year, this period can be shortened or lengthened. As you can see, this period is perfect and, even if nights are cool, the weather is nice and sometimes very nice.

Current weather and forecast for Cusco and Aguas Calientes

Current weather (11:08 pm) at Cusco
Clear Temperature: 55˚ F
Conditions: Clear
Relative humidity: 51 %
Presure: 1031 mb
Wind: 4 mph
 
Current weather (10:08 pm) at Machu Picchu
Clear Temperature: 53˚ F
Conditions: Clear
Relative humidity: 67 %
Presure: 1018 mb
Wind: 5 mph
 
Forecast for Cusco
Wed 16
12:00 pm
Temperature: 42˚F | 59˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 7 mph
Thu 17
12:00 pm
Temperature: 43˚F | 57˚F
Conditions: Patchy light rain with thunder
Wind: 6 mph
Fri 18
12:00 pm
Temperature: 42˚F | 58˚F
Conditions: Patchy light drizzle
Wind: 6 mph
Sat 19
12:00 pm
Temperature: 41˚F | 64˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 6 mph
Sun 20
12:00 pm
Temperature: 47˚F | 64˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 6 mph
 
Forecast for Machu Picchu
Wed 16
12:00 pm
Temperature: 38˚F | 71˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 7 mph
Thu 17
12:00 pm
Temperature: 38˚F | 68˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 8 mph
Fri 18
12:00 pm
Temperature: 36˚F | 69˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 5 mph
Sat 19
12:00 pm
Temperature: 34˚F | 73˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 3 mph
Sun 20
12:00 pm
Temperature: 38˚F | 69˚F
Conditions: Sunny
Wind: 6 mph


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