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BEST Time To Hike The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu


BEST Time To Hike The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you have already decided to do the Inca Trail tour, you should keep in mind several aspects such as if you feel comfortable going with a group of people or if you prefer to go alone; the weather, the climate is very important as well as the resistance that you have doing long trails.

To do the Short Inca Trail you need to be in good physical condition, and if you are willing to venture into a new journey we can accompany you and help you plan your trip.

BEST Time To Hike The Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Always make your reservation in advance and consider these seasons


In Cusco there are two seasons.

The dry season between April and October, with sunny days, cold nights with frost and an average temperature of 13 °C (55 °F).

The rainy season, between the months of November to March, the average temperature in this season is 12 °C. On sunny days the temperature reaches 20 °C, although the light mountain wind is usually cold.

When are there more travelers doing the Short Inca Trail?

For the Short Inca Trail there are more trekkers in the dry season between the months of May to September, always consider acclimatizing before.

And always make your reservation in advance

When there are fewer travelers on the Short Inca Trail

There are fewer trekkers between the months of October and April.

WARNING: In the month of February the Inca Trail is closed due to the weather for maintenance work.


Consider costs and time according to your travel plan, remember to take into account your preferences regarding crowds, weather, and temperature.

March is usually a good decision, although it is still within the rainy season, it does not rain too much.

This will give you cool days and pleasant temperatures; unlike the dry season, when the days can become very sweltering and somewhat heavy for hiking. Don’t forget that you should at least prepare yourself physically at least 6 months before the Short Inca Trail Tour and book in advance to avoid disappointments and bad experiences.

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