Hello bloggers today we will talk, write about the weather on the 4-day classic Inca Trail to MachuPicchu and give you some tips on ….
Firstly, we have to know what is the 4-day classic Inca Trail to Machupicchu?
What is the Inca Trail, 4 days to Machupicchu?
So let’s go there, at the time of the Inca Empire, there was a huge network of roads, called Qhapac Ñan that extended for 30,000 km between Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. (At that time these countries or part of them belonged to the Inca Empire).
What is now known as the 4-day Inca Trail or Camino, is a small part of this network leading to Machu Picchu that the Incas walked over 500 years ago.
The Inca Trail was the fastest way to get to Machupicchu, in case of an invasion, as it happened or simply to visit, as the Inca emperors and royalty did in those times.
The Inca Trail is the classic trek from Cusco to Machu Picchu along the ancient path made by the Inca Empire.
It is considered one of the best treks in the world, for the amazing landscape, natural and cultural beauty that surrounds the Inca Trail, winds through the most diverse ecosystems, from Andean mountains to cloud forests.
Along the way, travellers have the opportunity to explore incredible and mysterious archaeological sites, some still covered in vegetation that give the feeling of being discovered for the first time.
The trek lasts 4 days and 3 nights and culminates with the stunning panoramic sunrise view at the entrance (Inti Punku- Sun Gate) of Machu Picchu.
The weather during the 4-day Inca Trail?
The weather on the Inca trail to Machupicchu is varied, depending on the region where you are staying and camping. Generally speaking, temperatures range from 0 °C at the highest point to 22 °C.
Now the climate of the Andes of Cusco in this region can be surprising, in the same day it can be sunny, cloudy or rain on the same day; so it is good to be prepared to bring all kinds of clothes.
As it is located in a subtropical zone, it is a rainy zone, and the months in which it rains a lot are usually between November and March, which are quickly changed by the sun.
Light clothing is recommended for the day and a thin jacket for the cooler nights, MachuPicchu is a rainy area, so it is recommended to always carry a rain poncho as there is a chance of rain all year round.
The climate is hot to moderate, slightly humid, with seasonal rainfall of over 400 mm.
Basically, the rainy season is November; December; January; February; March and April, the climate is cold temperate, depending on altitude, latitude and time of year and of course with the presence of rain.
The dry season is May, June, July, August, September and October, however, rain can fall at any time of the year in the region of Cusco, Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
Best time to do the Classic Inca Trail?
We recommend doing the 4 days Classic Inca Trail during the dry season, April; May, June, July, August, September, October and November. During these months, the sunlight is appropriate for the best photographs of the Andean landscapes.
Don’t forget to check availability before booking. We recommend that you reserve your space at least 6 months in advance.
What to wear during the Inca Trail to Machupicchu?
It is important to bear in mind that the temperature during the trek is cold at night and hot during the day. For this reason, it is recommended to wear the following clothing during the trek, Inca Trail.
Wide, comfortable trousers.
Polyester or cotton shirts.
Windproof jacket (1st layer).
Waterproof jacket (2nd layer).
Hat or cap.
Hiking trekking Poles?
Some tour agencies include trekking poles, but others do not, that is why some tourists decide to bring their own trekking stick.
This is a great help for hiking on mountain trails, and especially in steep places where you can slip.
On the Inca Trail, it is essential to have a rubber tip. This is to protect the historic paths built by the Incas.
The use of these poles improves balance and reduces stress and strain on the knees and for some people, the use of a pair of walking sticks is better for efficient balance and for other people, it is preferable to have your hands free during the 4 DAY INCA TRAIL to MACHUPICCHU.
What should I take in my backpack?
During the Inca Trail, do not forget to take with you:
Extra money in soles.
Medicines (if deemed necessary).
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