Machu Picchu means"old peak" or "old mountain" in the local Quechua tongue
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.
Best months to Visit
The heaviest rain is in February, which is also when the Inca Trail path is closed for maintenance. Orchids love the rain — blooming season begins in October/November and continues until March. Overall, we think the best time to visit Machu Picchu is from April to October.