Travel update - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - See how this could affect your travel plans. Read our Coronavirus FAQs
Tierras Vivas
A Whole World of Experience
+51 984 004 472

Five tips before making the Inca Trail

Home / Travel Blog / Five tips before making the Inca Trail
Five tips before making the Inca Trail

You already made the decision to fulfill one of your dreams: making that mythical trip crossing the Inca Trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu.

We want to collaborate with your plans by giving you 5 tips before you make the Inca trail, planning that it must be a vital experience that you’re never going to forget for all the good things you’re going to live. That’s why we are giving you these simple and practical advice so nothing can tarnish it.

 

1.- Book 4 to 3 months before

Once the decision is made, don’t forget to do reservations: flights, accommodation or group outings to do the trail. This route is searched by thousands of people from all over the world and usually there is a lot of demand for the most part of the year.

 

2.- Acclimatization

For several days you will be high above sea level. Your body needs to acclimatize slowly so you don’t suffer the annoying altitude sickness. It’s better to stay in the city of Cusco at least 2 days before the trek starts to acclimate correctly. The date of the Inca Trail cannot be changed and the absence is not returned so take precautions to be on time in the place indicated.

 

3.- Appropriate appropriate clothing and footwear

The climate in the Andean zone can take sudden changes. The sun can be suffocating but once it’s hidden behind a cloud the temperature can fall quickly. It’s important to wear a coat for the night as the cold can be harmful.

The footwear must be for special trekking. Take care of wearing the covered ankles to maintain better stability. It’s necessary since your footwear must endure 8 hours of walking per day and the terrain is often difficult and slippery.

 

4.- Carry sticks

The canes will help you a lot during the whole trip. If you have no practice with them you will soon learn how to. They will help you move safer and more comfortable by unloading some of the weight and giving you stability. You can also buy them in Ollantaytambo.

 

5.- Extras essential

It’s not very advisable to consume the water of the springs that you will see during the Inca Trail. Bring your own thermo or a bottle of mineral water. You can also buy them in the towns that you’re going to cross.

Be sure to bring insect repellent, flashlight, sunscreen and batteries for your personal gadgets. And for the sake of doubt, take a look at the necessary international vaccines.

 

inca trail machu picchu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Hiking Tours to Machu Picchu

Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but none is like the Inca Trail Tours, the most famous pedestrian path in the Americas. After flying from the capital of Perú, Lima, you will arrive in Cusco to walk for four days along a path through forests and dense fog, millenary stone steps and discovering the ruins of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, and all the time enjoying majestic views. 

If you want to visit Machu Picchu, we recommend you to book your Machu Picchu Ticket in advance, so you will enjoy your Vacation in Machu Picchu without any problem.

 

When is the best time to hike to Machu Picchu?

The best season is during the dry season, which covers the months April to the end of September. In October the rains begin and you can find Machu Picchu covered by clouds. If you travel in June, we recommend you to book the Inti Raymi 2020 Tour that takes place in June 24th, and also hike the Palcoyo Mountain Tour, which is an incredible Rainbow Mountain located in the Andes. 

Request information

Travel New Posts

peru-specialized-holidays

Peru Specialized Holidays

29 June 2020
Peru, with its rich culture and biodiversity, is becoming a hotspot for those looking beyond conventional travel. Enjoy a lot of specialized activities!!

+ More information +

inca-sun-god

Inca Sun God

25 June 2020
In the religion of the Incas, the 'Inti' was the sun god and the most important deity. Today, the Inti Raymi festival is celebrated in honor of this god.

+ More information +

visiting-machu-picchu

Machu Picchu Closing after and before of the Coronavirus

14 May 2020
Machu Picchu was closing during the Coronavirus. On the 1st July 2020 Machu Picchu will re-open and it will be free for minors and those over 60 years.

+ More information +

Best Peru Tours
tierrasvivas-partner