LARES TREK WEATHER
The weather in the mountains is unpredictably but obviously in the Andes there is only two season dry season and rainy season.
Dry season is from April to November. This mean the temperature changes drastically from the day to the night. During the day is hot especially when the sun is out but sometimes the sun is in the clouds in this case the temperature is chilly. After the sunset the temperature changes very fast to cold some nights the temperature is below zero Celsius degrees in the camps who are over 3300m. So! Dry season is perfect time to hike Lares trek. For the coldest camping site we provide you with good camping gear.
Rainy season is from December to March but the rainiest months are January and February. The rain starts little by little at the end of November and we have a little more of rain on December in this two months is still possible to do the trek because there is not too much rain and the landscape changes to greener. We got to see more vegetation, more flowers, etc. January and February are the rainiest months is watery the rivers grow more, there are many water falls. But it does not rain everyday some days in the week we might get sunny days.
Temperatures you should expect for your Lares trek especially at the campsite
Huaca Wasi, Patacancha, Cuncani, Canchacancha campsites have almost the same temperature because they are at the same altitude and at same type of geography. These places are at 3800m 12120ft this areas are the highest and coldest campsites of the whole Lares trek. From June to August the temperature is -1°C = 30ºF to -5°C = 23ºF during the night, during the day is warm. From September to May the temperature is 2°C = 35ºF to 7°C = 44ºF during the night, during the day is warm.
Yanahuara, Huaran are usually the second campsite is located in tropical areas full of vegetation. These camps are 1000m 3280ft lower than the others campsites Yanahuara and Huaran are around 2900m 9514ft approximately the weather is warm all year, is little rainy from December to March.