Wet Season trekking policy

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Booking a Wet Season Trek with Apus Peru


Despite the many advantages that trekking during wet season can bring, it’s important to be clear about the risks involved before making a decision.

Each route is affected by the weather in different ways, but generally the risks include:

  • decreased visibility due to fog;
  • frequent rain causing discomfort and making trails muddy and slippery; and,
  • snow at higher altitudes. 

In addition, for canyon treks such as Choquequirao there is a risk of landslides. High mountain treks like Salkantay risk impassibility due to snow. On all treks, there is a risk that swollen rivers and streams will be too difficult or dangerous to cross.

Our Wet Season Trekking Policy operates from November through the beginning of April.

By booking a wet season trek, you confirm that

  • you and everyone in your group have fully read and understood the implications of wet season trekking, including the discomfort and risks that come with rain, mud, fog, snow and other wet climate conditions.

Cancelling or Changing Your Trek Due to Bad Weather

As the weather is unpredictable, we reserve the right to cancel your trek with little notice or make last-minute route changes if we receive news that weather conditions make completing the trek inadvisable. However, be advised that any such situations could occur even after you depart. Your guide will make decisions about how best to proceed in the event conditions make continuing your trek risky.

If we are forced to cancel your trek at any time due to inclement weather, your booking deposit remains non-refundable. However, we will transfer the value of your deposit, at no additional cost to you, to another, less risky trek such as the Lares Trek or the Inca Trail if permits are available.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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