Recommendations to hike the Short Inca Trail

We congratulate you for having decided to make the Short Inca Trail. Here we present a list of the 07 best travel tips to make this excursion without any problem because this hike involves adventure, nature, fun, information, tips, and much more, so let’s get started.

Best time to hike the Short Inca Trail

You should know what the best time of the year is. We tell you that Peru is one of those diverse countries with different geographies and climates, so determine an ideal travel time. But if we focus on this trek, the best time of the year to hike the Short Inca Trail is from April to October, the dry season in this region, without rain. It is more pleasant to trek on sunny and cold days than on persistent rainy days.

In February, we should also note that this route is closed for maintenance work, but if we talk about Machu Picchu, it is open every month of the year.

Make your reservation for the Short Inca Trail well in advance.

If you decide to do this trek, it is advisable to book several months in advance, from 6 to 10 months in the high season (May to September) and from 2 to 4 months in the low season (later months), because there is a limit of spaces per day.

We also tell you that Kondor Path Tours has the authorization to hike the Inca Trail. We provide quality service that will allow you to complete your trip fully without any setbacks, so make the decision and hire our services.

Conditions of the route

The Short Inca Trail is one of the best alternatives to the Traditional Inca Trail. Nowadays, thousands of tourists try to do it because it is the ancient Incas’ route to Mach Picchu.

5. Acclimatization for the Short Inca Trail

The issue of acclimatization is essential to conclude this tour satisfactorily. The acclimatization time is two days in the city of Cusco; in addition to resting properly, eating bland food, and drinking plenty of water, this tour will take you to reach heights above 4000 meters above sea level to avoid altitude sickness. Follow our tips.

6. What to bring for the Short Inca Trail

We recommend you take just what is necessary to avoid weight and fatigue during the trek. Remember that you will have to walk several kilometers to reach Machu Picchu; therefore, here is a list of items to consider taking on your journey along the Inca Trail.

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • Camera or cell phone
  • Backpack cover
  • Windproof, waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • 04 shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 01 pair of shorts
  • 02 pairs of long pants
  • Hiking boots / solid and comfortable shoes
  • Sport Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Bottle of water
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit.

7. Enjoy the Inca Trail Short Route

Enjoy the tour to the fullest, do not take it as a race of who gets to Machu Picchu first, but take your time and live it because this hike guarantees a combination that other tours will not give you besides a lot of adrenaline and fun, lots of nature, amazing landscapes, archaeological sites, and new experiences.

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