What to Do
September is a perfect month to keep exploring Perú, the weather maintains very good with crisp clear skies particularly in the afternoon.
So, it’s still a good time to keep trekking, especially routes that you may not be aware of such as Vilcabamba to Espiritupampa or an epic expedition that incorporates Choquequirao, Vilcabamba & Machu Picchu incorporating some great historic & challenging trekking.
Choquequirao, is located to the Northwest between the provinces of Apurimac & Cusco; rises to more than 3,000 masl. The citadel presents a natural protection and difficult access due to the Apurimac Canyon and river of the same name that makes it one of the most difficult treks in the Cusco region.
This is a paradise for lovers of extreme adventures, such as climbing a mountain of 5100m; and seeing Machu Picchu from its summit and other snow-capped mountains.
Either inland or the coast are great to explore and spend time during September, and as tourism begins to quieten down you’ll find that you’ll be spoilt for choice!
The “Señor de Huanca” is the image of the martyred Christ that causes great fervor and devotion among the Catholics of Cusco and Peru.
Each year during this month the faithful attend Huanca place located about 50km from the city of Cusco and according to devotees, is the place that God chose to live.
Machu Picchu Climate Conditions
September, the first month of the spring, in Machu Picchu, is also a moderately hot month, with average temperature fluctuating between 26°C (78.8°F) and 11°C (51.8°F).
September, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 26°C (78.8°F), are the warmest months.
In Machu Picchu, during 7 rainfall days, 44mm (1.73″) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Machu Picchu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 108 days and collects up to 904mm (35.59″) of precipitation.
In September, the average length of the day in Machu Picchu, Peru, is 12h.
In September, the average sunshine in Machu Picchu is 7h.
Choquequirao & Vilcabamba