Considering the very high altitude, the weather on the Inca Trail is relatively mild all year round. The rainy, cooler season is between November to March; the warmer, dry season is from April to October. The average annual minimum temperature ranges between 5°C and 11°. In the months of June, July and August the temperature can drop below zero, at higher altitudes overnight. The annual maximum temperature generally ranges between 20°C to 26°.
No matter what the season, the temperatures can still vary quite a bit on the trail. Is is very important to bring everything on the equipment list.
RECOMMENDED INCA TRAIL TREKS
Unique 5-day Inca Trail Trek itinerary gets you away from the crowds and gives more time to explore ruinsAcclimatize for the trek with off the beaten path hikes to explore the best ruins and sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley in this 9 day adventureExpert guides, cooks, and equipment make this a truly top-notch experience, starting and ending at the Cusco airportTrip Length: 9 Days Destinations: Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Sacred Valley, Cusco, Peru Lodging: Comfortable camping, & boutique 3-star plus hotels Activities: Trekking, Inca ruins Dates: Trips depart every Saturday, March - December
Actively explore 3 islands in the Galapagos to see the iconic wildlifeUnique 5-day Inca Trail Trek to Machu PicchuHike off the beaten path to explore Cusco & the Sacred ValleyTrip Length: 16 Days Destinations: Santa Cruz, Isabela, & San Cristobal Islands, Galapagos; Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, & Machu Picchu, Peru Accommodations: 3-star hotels in the Galapagos, 3-star plus hotels in Peru, & comfortable tent camping on the Inca Trail Activities: Wildlife viewing, snorkeling, hiking, optional surfing or boogie boarding, optional Scuba diving, optional kayaking, optional stand up paddle boarding, multi-day trekking, Inca ruins Difficulty: Active
Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in ultimate luxury and comfortGourmet meals, portable showers, even your very own massage therapist ensure your comfortVisit the best sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley prior to trekking.Trip Length: 9 Days Destination: Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Lodging: 5-Star Hotels & Deluxe tent camping Activities: Challenging multi-day trekking, visiting Inca ruins