FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there permits I need?
Do I need a passport?
If traveling from another country, yes. It also must be valid six months past your final travel dates for most countries.
How is the weather?
The weather varies a lot across Peru, having 28 climates and 84 of the world's 104 ecosystems. Cusco is set high up (3,380 mts, 11,089 ft) in the Andean Mountain Range and the dry season (winter) is from March/April to October/November, with the wettest part of the year (summer) being December through March. The weather for trekking is pretty much the same year-round, with the main difference being the amount of rainfall. During the dry season, most days are dry and clear, but high-altitude mountains always have the potential for rain and/or snow so it is essential to come prepared for all types of weather regardless of the time of year.
Cusco is always very cold at night due to the high altitude. It is regularly around 40F/4.4C at night so bring a nice warm jacket for nighttime walking in town. It is warmer in Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes as these areas are at lower altitudes than Cusco and the trek.
Visit the individual trek page for more information about the conditions on that trek.
Do you cater to specific dietary needs?
YES! We have had many people join our trips who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and have various other intolerances and/or allergies. Just inform us well in advance so we can plan a menu that fits your needs!