A virtual tour and travel guide of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru. Travel resources for the traveler.
Machu Picchu Weather
The climate in Machu Picchu is very consistent, with nearly constant temperatures year-round, and the year can be divided into two season-the dry season and the rainy season
May through October: The winter in the Southern Hemisphere is also the dry season, which means it's usually the best time to visit Machu Picchu.
Temperatures are quite comfortable, with the highs in the 80s and lows in the high 40s, though the temperature can drop to freezing in some cases.
November through April: The rainy season comes during the summer months, but with the exception of February, Machu Picchu is open for visitors, unless there are storms.
Temperatures are roughly the same as in the winter, with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the 50s.
Rain falls throughout the summer, with the most precipitation coming in January and February. It's typically clear and dry in the mornings, with heavy rain falling in the afternoons. Roads to Machu Picchu can be closed at this time of year, due to flooding.
Whenever you visit, keep in mind that the high elevation means that the sun is stronger than what you are used to - be sure you have sunglasses, sunscreen, and a good hat.