Do you want to hike the Inca Trail? How far in advance do your book the Inca Trail? Usually you will need to book 6 month in advance and your trek is guaranteed 100% departure, then it is fully booked. Because of the amount of people wanting to do this hike, the Peruvian government has restricted the availability of the Inca Trail in order to protect the path. 500 people are now allowed on the trail per day, this includes about 180 tourists and the rest is staff (guides, cooks, porters). Due to these restrictions, in order to avoid disappointment we advise you to make your booking more than 3 months in advance if you want to go between October to January and at least 6 months between the months of March to September, as this is the high season and permits are sold out quickly.
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A piece of the 23,000 kilometer road (about 14,000 m) constructed by the Incas in South America. This is the most legendary route in Peru and likely the most impressive on the American continent. Each year over 25,000 trekkers from all over the world walk along the 43 kilometer road built by the Incas that leads to the astonishing fortress of Machu Picchu, buried in the Cusco jungle. The journey starts in the village of Pisqacucho, at kilometer 82 of the Cusco-Quillabamba railroad and takes 3 or 4 days of intensified hiking. This path involves an ambitious array of altitudes, climates and ecosystems varying from puna to cloud forest. The hiker will traverse across two high passes (the highest being Warmiwañuska at 4,200 m MAMSL), ending the hike with a bewitching entry to Machu Picchu via Inti Punku, the Sun Gate.
One of the main highlights along the trail is the ancient system of settlements made in granite rock by the Incas, like Wiñay Wayna and Phuyupatamarca, immersed in irresisitible natural surroundings. Scores of orchid species, multicolored birds, and dreamlike countryside provide the perfect scene for a path that all trekking fans should experience.
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.
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.
If you would like to book the Inca Trail Original, usually all companies will require your personal details for to get the Inca Trail autorization, then you will need to pay the 50% pre-payment. please click in How to book and Payment