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If you want to do the Inca Trail, you have already read that it is one of the 5 best walks in the world and like you, many adventurers from all over the world plan their itineraries and start making their reservations to get to their next destination, Machu Picchu. Disconnect some days from the world. The adventure awaits you on the Machu Picchu hike, but the entrance tickets do not, that's why we recommend check the Inca Trail availability reserving a space now.

 

You will walk a stone path for 4 days from the city of Ollantaytambo. At first, surrounded by mountains belonging to chains of the Andes mountain range, to subtropical forests and clouds in the middle of the Amazon jungle where Machu Picchu is located. On the way you will find amazing Inca and pre-Inca constructions. The Inca Trail is one of the best treks in the world and you can see it in the thousands of comments from travelers around the world.

 

A great adventure awaits you on these 500-year-old trails, unless you do not reserve one of the 250 available spaces on time to travel the Machu Picchu trek 2022. Remember that of the total of spaces, 150 of them are ready for the support team in trekking, so only 100 people can travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu every day.

 

If you see that the date you want is available you must email the travel agency to see if they have departures available for the same date.

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Inca Trail Permits 2022

Every year thousands of people are attracted to the City of Cusco by the energy of the Andes Mountains, but only a few can experience the magic of feeling this energy, traveling one of the most amazing walks in the world, an Inca Trail of 500 years of antiguaty. Machu Picchu is a center of beauty, mysticism, spirituality, challenge and history, built by the legendary Inca civilization. Unlike other walks in Peru and the world, the Inca Trail is a protected area. We are experts in trips to Machu Picchu so we will indicate the way to obtain the permits for the Inca Trail.

 

The fact that the availability is released 3 months before, makes the most adventurous people, have entered a kind of competition to get one of the 250 daily incomes to Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour

Keep in mind that of the 500 tickets available, 300 belong to the trekking support team, so only 200 people will end up entering Machu Picchu & Inca trail every day. 

 

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Inca Trail Tours 2022

Opening Date

January 2022  11/10/2021 
March 2022  12/10/2021 
April 2022  13/10/2021 
May 2022  14/10/2021 
June 2022  15/10/2021 
July 2022  18/10/2021 
August 2022   19/10/2021 
Setember to December 2022  20/10/2021 

 

Versions of the Inca Trail 

There are three versions:  

The Short Inca Trail with Camping and Hotel

Type of Trip: Hiking, adventure, history, culture 

Good for: Moderate Physicist 

Difficulty: Moderate 

Considerations: Permit required  

 

Machu Picchu 4 day hike

Type of trip: Hiking, camping, adventure, history, culture 

Total Distance: 43 km / 26 miles 

Good for: Those who enjoy hiking and have a moderate physical level 

Difficulty: Challenging 

Considerations: Permit required 

 

Salkantay Inca Trail Trek

Ty of trip: Hiking/Trekking, camping, adventure, natural, history

Total Distance: 60 km/ 37 miles

Good for: Difficult/ Moderate

Considerations: Permit required 

 

Why were the spaces for the Inca road 2022 released several months before? 

Last year, the permits were released the first days of December, to calm the fever by reserving spaces in the new year, they are sold out months before. Revenues, especially for May and June, when the trekking conditions are the best, must be reserved one year before. 

 

Why reserve the Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour from now on? 

To secure a permit to Getting to Machu Picchu, you must book many months before. 8 months is the anticipated reservation time we recommend, but it is possible that the measure of releasing the availability for the Inca Trail 2022, months before, maybe there are traveler will been to starting to book entrance tickets to the Inca Trail 2022 from now on. The complete release is scheduled for October 5, 2021, and the main concern is that 80% of the permits are sold before Christmas. 

 

Our experience makes us recommend you to reserve a space three months before the season starts, for any month of 2021, this allows you to secure a place among the very limited available spaces and choose the day you prefer to start your adventure. 

 

We offer the Classic Inca Trail 2022; however, if your physical condition is not very good or you do not have much time, know that there is a short version such as 2 Day Inca Trail with Camping or Short Inca Trail with hotel.  

 

How to obtain the permits of Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour 2022?

There is no way to enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu if it is not through an authorized travel agency. We have years of experience operating this fantastic route. To reserve a space, contact us.

 

Reserve permits for the Machu Picchu Inca Trail tour 2022 

With the availability released earlier than usual, there is a risk that many people will be surprised and left without being able to reserve one of the permits to getting to Machu Picchu in 2021. As operators of Machu Picchu, we recommend reserving permits 8 months before.

 

What information is needed to reserve permits? 

To buy the Inca Trail permits, you must provide your full name, passport number (current), sex and date of birth. All the information provided to reserve the Inca Trail must be exact; Any error in the passport number or the name could cause them to prevent you from entering the Inca Trail. "If after reserving the Inca Trail (6 months before) change your passport, you must bring both passports with you, the old and the new." 

 

How to get to Machu Picchu by train? 

If you no longer have time to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu then you will have to settle for getting to Machu Picchu by one of the most amazing train routes on the planet through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. But in the same way; Machu Picchu tickets must be reserved in advance. If you did not get the income for the Machu Picchu 4 day hike but still want an amazing walk, try some of the short treks in Machu Picchu; the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu ticket offers one of Machu Picchu's most amazing experiences; however, to get these tickets, you must check the availability of Machu Picchu tickets at least 4 months in advance.

 

Machu Picchu tickets 2022

 

Inca Trail Permits 2021

The Inca Trail system reopened on 24 June and you can book the Inca Trail to start on July 15th. There are only 250 spots available for each day and Short Inca Trail are 150 spaces available. It is strongly recommended to purchase permits as soon as possible!.

 

The Inca route are open are the following

Route 01: Classic Inca Trail 4 Days

Route 02: Inca Trail 3 Days

Route 03: Salkantay to Inca Trail 7 Days

Route 05: Short Inca Trail

 

Inca Trail Permits 2021

Who controls the permits?

A quick explanation of Inca trail permits: when the Inca Trail is fully booked, it means no travel agency can booked it. This is because the booking system of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is managed by the Regional Office of Culture Cusco

In case you did not know, only 500 people can get the permits to travel the Inca Trail every day; of these 500 people, only 200 will end up entering the Inca City of Machu Picchu; the other 300 people, belong to the support team that is needed during the walk; guides, porters and cooks. If the permits have sold out, so you have to look for a different date. If there are no permits available no travel agency will be able to offer you one. Agencies cannot buy permits in advance to sell later either. The permits can only be bought with the tourists name and passport number and they cannot be changed after. Once bought, the space is gone and even if the person cancels, the space remains unavailable.

 

Why reserve the Machu Picchu hike from now on?

To secure a permit to enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you must book many months before. 8 months is the anticipated reservation time we recommend, but it is possible that the measure of releasing the availability for the Inca Trail 2021, months before, has people start to book entrance tickets to the Machu Picchu trail 2021 from now on. The complete release is scheduled for October, and the main concern is that 80% of the permits are sold before Christmas.

 

Do you want to know how to book this great experience?

The only way to reserve a space on the Inka Trail is through an authorized travel agency and months in advance. The Peruvian government ensures the welfare of each of the passengers, requiring them to be part of an excursion group led by a guide and with the help of support staff, so they can not do the trek on their own, and because of our experience, we are your best option.

 

What information is needed to reserve permits?

To buy the Inca Trail permits, you must provide your full name, passport number (current), sex and date of birth. All the information provided to reserve the Inka Trail must be exact, any error in the passport number or the name could cause them to prevent you from entering the Inca Trail Trek. "If after reserving the Machu Picchu trek (6 months before) change your passport, you must bring both passports with you, the old and the new." 

 

 

How to check the available income? 

You can see the permits available on the "Ministry of Culture" page and on many other pages; however, it is best that this be verified by the Agency with which you contract. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, since the amount of available income may vary between the time you check availability and choose the travel agency. Contact us if you wish to book any Inca trail tours.

 

Important 

As you can see, the main problem is not "how to get the permits of the Inka Trail", but rather "when to reserve them"; since you do not book your tickets in advance, you will have to enter Machu Picchu by train. 

 

When is the best time to do the Machu Picchu hike? 

The high season on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is from May to September, because this time coincides with vacations in the Western Hemisphere. These months probably offer the best trekking conditions with a dry and sunny climate. However, as we said before, you should reserve the permits many months before. April, October and November are also great months to make the Machu Picchu trek. There are fewer hikers, although it is likely that at least one day it rains during the trek. 

It is also easier to find available permits, although they must still be booked months in advance. The rainy season goes from January to March, and if you decide to come during this time, expect some frequent rains. However, it is perfectly safe to do the walk, with the equipment - waterproof - adequate. Again, it is much easier to get permits to any Machu Picchu hiking tours this time of year.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu closes the month of February of each year, due to the fact that it is the rainiest month, and it is used for maintenance for the conservation of the paths of the road. However, all alternative routes are open during this month.

 

Reserve permits for the best Inca Trail Tour 2022

 

With the availability released earlier than usual, there is a risk that many people will be surprised and left without being able to reserve one of the Inca trail permits for 2022. As operators of Machu Picchu, we recommend reserving permits 8 months before.  

 

Protect the Machu Picchu trek

We are aware of what it means to operate in one of the most amazing places on earth. That is why we ask you to help us reduce to the maximum the negative impact of our passage through the place; In case you did not know, the Incas built the Inca trail so that it would not alter the natural landscape around it, like Machu Picchu, and we would have to keep it that way.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the most fascinating walks that exist; This will take you directly to Machu Picchu, considered the main destination of the world; there is no cube list that does not contain it. We must protect the Inca road to Machu Picchu, this place has all the characteristics to become the fifth biosphere reserve in Peru, so help us protect it; so that people who have not seen it yet can do so. The Historic and Natural Sanctuary of Machu Picchu houses more than 500 types of orchids, some of which can only be seen in this place; more than 600 types of birds and other rare animals, such as the cock of the rocks and the spectacled bear, both in danger of extinction; of the latter, you can see puppies walking among the buildings of Machu Picchu.

 

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Alternative Inca Trail Treks

There are many walks that can be excellent alternatives, if you did not manage to reserve the permits to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Salkantay, Lares and Ausangate are some of them, and although they do not end directly in Machu Picchu, they will give you the opportunity to see it. However, if your main objective is Machu Picchu, you can reserve Machu Picchu tickets in advance.  

 

The best alternatives Hike to Machu Picchu are the following:

 

 

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