Check Availability of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Oficial Permits 2022

This Inca Trail availability calendar is the most reliable way to know how many spaces you have available to make this trek, which is preferred by travelers from all over the world.

Book your Inca Trail tours as far in advance as possible!!! The Peru government has strictly limited the number of hikers allowed on the Inca Trail expeditions “permits is issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 Andean porters”.


Inca Trail Availability and Permits 2022

BOOK EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR #INCATRAIL2022 PERMIT. THESE ARE SOLD ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS AND ONCE THEY ARE GONE, THEY ARE GONE…

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Inca Trail treks permits are limited and we encourage you to hurry up with your bookings, we can never guarantee, that we can obtain your trek permit although Kondor Path Tours will do our very best for your groups.


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The Origins of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

This enigmatic road was discovered for the world in 1915, in the times that Machu Picchu was being excavated, almost 30 years had to pass so that in 1942 this road was totally reconstructed; this road has a distance of 43 km, until arriving to the famous door of the sun that is the first point where you can take a look at Machu Picchu.

On your trip, besides visiting Machu Picchu, you can also appreciate the ruins of Llacta Pata, the archaeological site of Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna.

You can arrive by train or bus to Machu Picchu, but this hike has an incomparable richness, the same route that the Incas did, now you can do it in any of our tours.

Tips for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

If you have already made the decision to make this trek, we can tell you that the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best choices to live an unparalleled experience, even if you want to be in contact with nature, and have direct contact with local communities. follow these tips to have the best experience and enjoy the most.

What is the best time of the year to do the Inca Trail?

A very important detail before doing the Inca Trail is to know what is the best time of the year to travel. We tell you that Peru is one of those mega diverse countries, has different geographies and therefore different climates, then determine an ideal time of travel is very difficult.

Talking about the Inca Trail, the best time of the year to do the Inca Trail is from April to October, season where there is no rain, we believe that for this type of trekking it is more pleasant to do it in sunny and cold days than in days where the rain is persistent.

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

You should always reserve your space well in advance.

This hike is considered one of the most beautiful hikes in the world, it is quite crowded, so the spaces are sold out very easily; if you have the possibility to buy it many months in advance is the best. (we recommend about 6 months in advance).

Spaces are limited to 500 people of which 300 spaces are assigned for support staff, such as: guides, porters, cooks, etc. So it is easy to run out of spaces from one day to the next.

Our agency Kondor Path Tours has the authorization to acquire these spaces for you, if you have already checked our calendar, write us to info@kondorpathtours.com to make your purchase.

Contract with a good travel agency.

Due to the conditions of this Inc trail, since it is an ancestral route, it requires certain care that only authorized travel agencies can provide; also, since this trek is an adventure trek, it requires that passengers make the journey only through authorized and controlled areas, since being a rugged area, if the passenger gets out of the way he/she can suffer serious injuries; that is why it is necessary to hire an authorized travel agency, Kondor Path Tours is a travel agency that can provide you with all the information you need to make the trip.

Conditions of the Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

We invite you to learn more about this beautiful hike, Kondor Path Tours; explains concretely what it is like to hike the Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered the best hike in South America and valued by many hikers around the world, this hike is one of the most beautiful around the world, many travelers seek to make this hike that the Incas walked it.

The most classic trek is the one that lasts 4 days, where you can hike up to 40 kilometers, all to reach the city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, along the way you can experience fatigue and low temperatures, as well you can appreciate Inca constructions, fabulous landscapes and lots of vegetation.

Acclimatization for the Inca Trail

Acclimatization is an issue that you should give a lot of importance to, and the Inca Trail is a hike that involves physical effort and will demand effort. Soroche and other ailments are common for travelers who do adventure treks; that is why previously we recommend you to do acclimatization for 1 or 2 days, we also recommend you to rest properly, eat light food, drink plenty of water; coca tea relieves many ailments that visit Peru, that is why the coca leaf was highly valued at the time of the Incas; in this trek, you will ascend to an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level; that is why you must acclimatize properly.

What to bring for the Inca Trail

An adventure trip implies that you only carry the necessary, you have to avoid incense weight that will prevent you from enjoying the hike as you will travel many kilometers to reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu; but do not worry if you want to carry additional accessories, such as cameras, or others, you can also carry them, we will responsibly hire additional porters who will carry this equipment, we will seek your maximum comfort in a humane way and respecting our porters; in addition we recommend you only carry the following implements to do the Inca Trail.

  • Passport
  • Cash, preferably in small denominations 10, 20, 50, 100 soles.
  • Camera and video camera
  • Backpack cover
  • Windproof waterproof jacket.
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • 4 shirts / t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • Hiking boots / strong and comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Bottle of water
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit

What to bring for the Inca Trail

An adventure trip implies that you only carry the necessary, you have to avoid incense weight that will prevent you from enjoying the hike as you will travel many kilometers to reach the Inca city of Machu Picchu; but do not worry if you want to carry additional accessories, such as cameras, or others, you can also carry them, we will responsibly hire additional porters who will carry this equipment, we will seek your maximum comfort in a humane way and respecting our porters; in addition we recommend you only carry the following implements to do the Inca Trail.

  • Passport
  • Cash, preferably in small denominations 10, 20, 50, 100 soles.
  • Camera and video camera
  • Backpack cover
  • Windproof waterproof jacket.
  • Small towel and bathing suit
  • 4 shirts / t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long pants
  • Hiking boots / strong and comfortable shoes
  • Sport sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Bottle of water
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit

How much does the Inca Trail cost?

The prices of the Inca Trail vary according to each tourist agency. The services that are included are: entrance to the Inca Trail, access to Machu Picchu, official tour guide, transportation, food and porters (one per person).

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Sacred Valley & Two Day Inca Trail
3 Days & 2 Night from: US 588.00
Tour Style Tours, Trekking, Cultural and Ecological.

The Sacred Valley has several archaeological sites; we have Inca Roads interconnected in each location. On the expedition, explore the Inca Trail of Pisac, Ollantaytambo,

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Inca Trail Days to 3 Days
Inca Trail from: US 785.00
Tour Style Peru Adventure (hiking), Archeological, Camping, Cultural and Ecological

Inca Trail Hike 3 Days is Machu Picchu trail for exploring three days Inca trail [Peru Tours] begins in Cusco when we go by van to km 82 to start. The journey is 23 miles

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Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 3 Days
3 Days & 2 Night from: US 545.00
Tour Style Adventure (hiking), Archeological, Cultural and Ecological.

Expedition for adventure lovers does catalog between moderate and strenuous. Explore the premium Inka trail that goes to Machu Picchu. The lost city of the Incas is the p

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Tour Lares, Short Inca Trail, Machupicchu & Rainbow Mountain
4 Days & 3 Night from: US 684.00
Tour Style Adventure (hiking - trekking), Archeological, Cultural and Ecological.

Full walk to Lares, Ollantaytambo, Inka Express trail, Machu-Picchu, Rainbow-Mountain, and the Red-Valley. Four unique & unforgettable places in the region of Cusco. We r

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Inca Trail 4 Days Trek to Machu Picchu
04 Days & 03 Night from: US 689.00
Tour Style Adventure

The hike of the 4-day begins at Km 82. Each group of explorers has our best support team to enjoy each day of your adventure exploring the Inca ruins on the side of the r

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Short Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu
2 Days & 1 Night from: US 444.00
Tour Style Adventure (hiking), Archeological, Cultural and Ecological

The two-day Inca Trail is one of the recommended trek options to Machu Picchu to explore the famous Inca Trail of Peru; We invite you to book in advance, guaranteeing you

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Frequently asked questions about the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a stone inca route built by the ancient Incas Empire more than 500 years ago to link their villages scattered throughout the empire of Tawantisuyo (Empire of the Incas). This section is a Inka protected archaeological site that goes from km 82 to Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail is certainly not easy, but you don’t have to be an athlete or hiking expert to hike it. Your physical condition is of course very important. The Inca Trail is the kind of trek that anyone with a positive attitude and determination can do. However, the fitter you are the more you will be able to admire and enjoy the scenery and Inca archaeological sites along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Children can do the Inca Trail,  although we personally believe that to enjoy a route like this they should be at least 12 years old. But we have witnessed younger children completing the trek.

If you wish to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with your family, please contact us to discuss your children’s physical condition in more detail.

This does not happen very often; however, if it does, our guides are very experienced and know how to take action in case of any emergency or unforeseen event; they will do everything possible to help you complete your trek. In addition, first aid kits and oxygen tanks are carried for emergencies. However, should you become seriously ill and need to return to Cusco, you will be treated promptly and arrangements will be made for you.

Yes, but the toilets along the trail and/or in the campsites are not in good condition. We recommend that you bring your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer gel for after using the restrooms.

If you are coming from a country that is less than 500 masl. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Inca Trail since the highest point of the trek is 4,200 meters above sea level.

You should book your Inca Trail permits at least 3 months in advance. Since there are only 500 spaces available per day: 200 are assigned to tourists and 300 to porters, cooks, tour guides. If the number of spaces is exhausted, you will have to choose another alternative date. For this reason.

No. Only hikers accompanied by an authorized travel company by the Ministry of Culture of Cusco are allowed access to the Inca Trail. Only 150 agencies out of the 35,000 travel agencies in Peru, including ours (Kondor Path Tours), are authorized to access the Inca Trail.

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