Between 1996 and 2001, 1,500 people started the Classic Inca Trail every day, which begins at Km 88 of the railway. Today it is limited to 500 foreign walkers, including porters.
These regulations restrict the number of hikers and prevent hikers from independently trekking the Trail.
Payment of entrance fees:
This ticket is personal and non-transferable and includes the entrance fee to Machu Picchu Park. There is no reimbursement of payment under any circumstance.
The INC makes reservations in Cusco city, including the confirmation with the corresponding reservation code. The reservation is subject to the daily capacity set by the government: 500 people, including guides, porters, and hikers. Please send us your full name, passport number, age, and nationality, for the government authorities, INC, and UGM.
The New Inca Trail Regulations 2002
The Trail will be closed each February for conservation projects and to give the vegetation a chance to recover. It is also the wettest month of the year. Other treks remain open, however.
What to bring to Inca Trail