Is very well known that most of the trekking activities in the Peruvian Andes are taking place in the dry seaso and specially the Lares Trek is hiked during the winter time (May-September). But this is the busiest trekking time in the whole region, particularly on the Classic Inca Trail, where trekking permits are sell-out many months in advance. Lares trek to Machu Picchu could be available any time of the year, but rainy season is not definitely the best time to be hiking on the mountains in the whole Peruvian Andes. We suggest travelers to check the weather conditions before to go trekking on Lares Valley (December – March).
The Lares Trail is the third most popular trek to Machu Picchu, after the Classic Inca Trail and Salkantay trek, so during the height of the peak season this trail can be busier. That being said, there are so many trekking options on the Lares Trail that in general the routes never feel over-crowded.
During the dry season shoulder months (April and October), the Lares Trails are particularly quiet, and weather is often very pleasant. November is touch and go in terms of trekking and the likelihood of encountering rain is relatively high. We suggest avoiding December through March as rain makes the trail really unpleasant and visibility is often low due to heavy morning and late afternoon fog.
Temperatures throughout the year are moderate, in the high twenties (Celsius) during the afternoon, and cool to cold at night and in the early morning. Layered clothing is important (see packing list below).
Micro-climates characterize the Andes so rain throughout the year is possible. Always we suggest you taking a good rain gear and a good hiking shoes. For more info see our link of: Lares trek packing List
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