The only time we can visit Machu Picchu is in Feb 2019. We know that the Inca trail is closed for wet season - and many of the leading tour groups (Alpaca Expeditions, Llama Path) also don't run the Salkantay trek for this same reason.
Does anyone have experience with a February visit and trek? Some lesser known companies still run the Salkantay trek, but we are weary because we don't know how responsible this is. The Lares trek is another option -- but how does it compare to the scenery on the main trails? With the Lares trek, does the train ride up to Machu Picchu itself dampen the experience?
Will Machu Picchu be obscured by clouds and rain?