Getting Ready for the Inca Trail – Top Tips
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You can finally stop dreaming about that bucket list trek to Machu Picchu and make it a reality.
The most coveted and classic way to trek to the ancient Inca citadel is on the original Inca Trail, still standing with the same hand-carved stone steps that Inca Royalty once climbed. End your unforgettable trek by entering Machu Picchu through the stunning Sun Gate. The original Inca Trail is the only route that ends at this majestic royal entrance. Passes for this popular route are limited by the Peruvian government and sell out every year, so don’t sleep on it!
The Inca Trail is a famously challenging, rewarding, and unforgettable experience. Whether you trek the entire 4-day circuit or do an express 2-day trip, the Inca Trail is something that everyone should tackle in their lifetime. With breathtaking views of the Andes throughout, dotted with tiny traditional villages and herds of alpaca, the journey is the reward.
Due to the path’s ancient infrastructure, it is heavily protected by the Peruvian government. Closed in February for maintenance, the trail is open every other day of the year but with restrictions. Only 500 people are allowed on the famous trail per day, including guides and porters. For this reason, the passes sell out really quickly, with the summer months booking up the fastest. Don’t get left out of this life-changing experience and book ASAP for 2017.
Book the Inca Trail now!
If you book before the beginning of 2017 your departure will be guaranteed right away! Otherwise, keep in mind that the permits are often sold out in the high season months of May to August.
Please book at least 4 months in advance or check out our alternative treks to Machu Picchu: TREKKING TO MACHU PICCHU