Thursday, June 30, 2016
Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu
Business executive Barry Grummer manages K Restoration and Roofing Corporation, which is based in New Jersey. In his free time, Barry Grummer enjoys traveling, and he most recently visited Machu Picchu in Peru.
An ancient Incan city tucked away in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is a popular destination for tourists who enjoy history, natural beauty, and physical activity. Located near the equator at almost 8,000 feet above sea level, Machu Picchu sees a wide variety of weather. On average, temperatures range from 50 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city is almost always surrounded by fog, regardless of the season.
Peak tourist season at Machu Picchu runs from July to August, when the weather is generally dry and the nights are cooler. November through April is the rainy season, with January and February being the rainiest months, but many travelers choose to visit during these months to avoid heavier crowds. This can be a risky move, as weather conditions change rapidly and plans can be easily derailed. The Inca Trail is closed the entire month of February.