November is right at the beginning of the rainy season, which means it is more likely to have some rain anytime, but the downpours don’t really start until December/January. Though it is hard to predict the weather from year to year because it varies. After all, the chances of having good weather are high in Machu Picchu in November. No floods and road washouts and things of that sort. The number of tourists continues to decrease in November so you will explore the site with fewer crowds. 

When is the best time of the day to visit Machu Picchu in November?

The best time to visit Machu Picchu Park in November is from 09 am – 12 pm because early in the morning sometimes Machu Picchu stays misty so you have to wait 3 hours to take a classical shot. And it rains most of the time in the afternoons.

Check out our Machu Picchu 1 Day trip and Machu Pichu 2-day trip. We are a local company based in Cusco City. 

machu picchu in november

Things to know 

  • If you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu in November, bring your rain gear to make the most out of your adventure.
  • Students who finish school and high school usually travel at the end of the year. Most of them come in November to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu so even though November is low season the Machu Picchu tickets still run out in advance. So In November expect to see many students visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Nighttime temperatures are warmer than the high season months(May-August)
  • It rains on average 12 days a month.
  • if you want to visit Machu Picchu with fewer people, then November is your month
  • The weather pattern in Machu Picchu in November, it rains in the afternoons and it is usually covered in fog early in the mornings
  • You are able to book accommodations and Machu Picchu tickets at the last minute.
  • As November progresses, the chance of rain increases.
  • November is one of the best months to look for deals on accommodations and tours.
  • The temperature in Machu Picchu fluctuates between 26°C and 13°C  (78.8°F – 55.4°F).


  • Rain is still not out in full force in November so this month can be a pleasant time to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Restaurants are not all brimmed with tourists in Machu Picchu.
  • Cloudy skies make for mystical mountain views as the clouds swirl around the summit of Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • Machu Picchu looks mysterious with the mist.
  • You have a chance to take a beautiful time-lapse of Machu Picchu with the mist.
  • When you get rain, you will see how the drainage system Works in Machu Picchu.


  • In November there are aggressive mosquitoes that attack visitors.
  • On cloudy days, visibility in the mountains is greatly reduced.
  • Mountain weather is hard to predict and changes a lot, this will lead to rain showers anytime.
  • You will get hot and sweat with high solar heat at noon or before noon.


  • If you are planning to visit Machu Picchu in November, we recommend you visit in early November because it rains less.
  • We recommend you wear trekking shoes to walk around Machu Picchu because, after the rain, the stairs are slippery.  
  • If you don’t appreciate being wet and cold; pack a poncho, and rain pants, as you never can tell accurately the weather is going to be nice. 
  • Machu Picchu might not have agreeable weather before 8 am and after 2 pm because of the mist that covers the city and rains in the afternoons, try to book the ticket for mid-morning time.
  • Bring your Mosquito spray or repellent.

Do you have a rough idea of when the Machu Picchu tickets for November sell out by?

The tickets for Machu Picchu, specifically those for circuits 1 and 2, are typically sold out one month in advance, while tickets for circuits 3 and 4 tend to be sold out two weeks in advance.

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