The weather is relatively consistent year round, as far as temperature goes. The variable is rain! Officially, the rainy season is December through March. However, beginning in September, there will be some light rain on the trail.
Below are the average temperatures at the three Inca Trail camps (for the Classic 4 day Inca Trail):
Here is the temperature for camps we use for the 5 day Inca Trail:
Below are tables with Day/Night Temperatures and Rainfall
How should you prepare for the weather on the Inca Trail?
Layers are the key to dressing on the Inca Trail. In the morning, you will probably begin with a light sweatshirt. Around late morning, it will be sunny and hot. At this point most people are in short sleeves and change in to shorts if they brought any. The temperature starts going down in the later afternoon and reaches the low after sundown.
One tip is to use a rain jacket as an outer shell, instead of a winter coat. This is applicable in both the rainy and dry seasons. You can put as many layers under your coat as you want. However, you definitely still need a poncho. The inexpensive poncho can be your best friend on the Inca Trail!
WHAT’S IN A NAME: Action Peru Treks? Action is a word we are all familiar with and probably use on a regular basis without too much thought! However, it is worth a look at the dictionary to understand what makes the word Action in our name special. ACTION: Doing things that require physical movement and energy; something done so as to accomplish a purpose; involved in the activities of a group and organization.