Weather

While it is true that the weather of Cusco varies throughout the year according to seasonal changes, it is also true that there are two constant situations that remain from January to December: if you are under the sun, you will be hot—usually during the day—, and if you are in the shade, you will be cold—on cloudy days and during the night.

Having said that, and to be more specific, the weather in Cusco and the weather in Machu Picchu are characterized by two seasons: rainy season (December - April) and dry season (May - November).

Temperature

During the day

16°C - 18°C

During the night

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR IN THE RAINY SEASON?

Waterproof clothing

Umbrella

Closed and resistant footwear

Temperature

During the day

17°C - 19°C

During the night

0°C

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CUSCO AND MACHU PICCHU IN THE DRY SEASON?

Warm clothing

Water

Insect repellent

Lenses with UV protection

Sunblock

And if you forget to bring something, do not worry, there are plenty of shops in Cusco.

Remember to also be prepared for altitude sickness or also known as "soroche". Machu Picchu is a high altitude area. If you want to know more about this topic, we invite you to read our section "Altitude in Machu Picchu".

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