Hiking the Inca Trail in April

Hiking the Inca Trail in april

Hiking the Inca Trail in April to Machu Picchu has cloudy days and even with little rain the nights are clear, this month is when the rains end, recommended to travel this month by the small influx of tourists and visitors especially if you are thinking of doing the Inca Trail. But remember that there are only 500 spaces for the Inca Trail and these months already begin to fill with tourists even more if it is Easter.

Many people wonder at what time it is best to visit Machu Picchu in April.
We think that the best time is after 10 am. Because before 6 to 9 am there is a high possibility of small rains and fog. If you are planning to visit in the afternoon is the best option.

Compared to the months of June, July. August, September and October, April is the best month with few people around Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail of 4 days and Inca Trail of 2 days.
What you have to be careful with is the festive date of Holy Week these days are very crowded and it will be necessary to book in advance the tours. Many times the Holy Week is in March and others in April.

The temperature in the month of April in Machu Picchu is: 23C and 15C.

Why hike Inca Trail in April?

  • The plants and flowers are still in place before the arrival of the cold weather and the overwhelming frosts.
  • You can visit Machu Picchu and important places with few people.
  • This month is the best to see butterflies.
  • From Huayna Picchu you can see the Salkantay mountain.

Why NOT hike the Inca Trail in April?

  • Most mosquitoes come out in these months without rain.
  • A lot of fog during the first hours throughout Machu Picchu.
  • Rains that still refuse to leave Machu Picchu.


  • The last days of April are the best days to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Wear clothes for humid tropical weather.
  • Always carry mosquito repellent.
  • Don’t forget to bring a hat and sun block.

Quick links about Inca Trail by Months

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