Machu Picchu in february
Machu Picchu February
Visiting Machu Picchu in February comes with its own set of considerations and factors to keep in mind:
February is still part of the rainy season in the Cusco region, including Machu Picchu. Expect heavy and frequent rainfall, which can lead to muddy trails and slippery conditions. Be prepared with waterproof gear, rain protection, and sturdy hiking boots.
Inca Trail Closure
If you plan to hike the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it’s important to note that the trail is closed for maintenance throughout February. Alternative treks, such as the Salkantay Trek or Lares Trek, are still available options for reaching Machu Picchu.
February typically sees fewer visitors compared to the dry season (May to September). This can make for a quieter and less crowded experience at the site.
Best time of the day to climb Machu Picchu
The best time of day to visit Machu Picchu is in the morning starting at 8:00 am until 12:00 noon, at this time there is less queue to enter, the weather is good and you can walk around the place without many people and take the pictures you want.
Landslides and Disruptions
The rainy season can lead to landslides and disruptions on the train tracks to Aguas Calientes, the town near Machu Picchu. Be prepared for potential delays in transportation.
Cusco and the surrounding region have a high altitude, so make sure to take a day or two to acclimatize before embarking on any strenuous activities, especially if you’re planning to do a trek.
Machu Picchu Views
While the rainy season can bring mist and clouds to the region, it can also create a mystical atmosphere around Machu Picchu. The ruins may be shrouded in fog, which can provide a unique and ethereal perspective for your visit.
Booking in Advance
Just like in January, it’s important to book your Machu Picchu tickets and any trekking permits well in advance, as they can still be in demand, even during the rainy season.
In summary, visiting Machu Picchu in February can offer a quieter and more serene experience, but it’s important to be prepared for the rainy weather, trail closures, and potential travel disruptions. Plan accordingly, and check the latest information before your visit.
Machu Picchu in the coming months
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