to Machu Picchu climate and environment
Climate and Environment
The climate is relatively mild all year-
round, with heavy rains from November to March, and dry
and hot weather from April to October, which is a
recommendable time to visit.
The annual minimal
temperature runs from 8° to 11.2°C.
In the months of
June, July and August the temperature can often fall
Inca trail Peru
The annual maximum temperature varies from 20.4° to
26.6°C. The terrain is fairly jagged, with many gullies
and streams fed by glaciers which eventually pour into
the Urubamba river, which crosses the area forming a
deep valley which runs through the granite base of
Vilcabamba for more than 40 km through a variety of
The natural surroundings are impressive
and the balance achieved between nature and Inca
architecture is striking. The Vilcabamba mountain range boasts
peaks higher than 6,000 meters such as Salcantay and
Huamantay among others. The blend of mountains, jungles
and valleys create a fantasy world where the spectacular
dawn and sunset are shrouded in mystery.