Inca Trail Availability & Permits
The Inca Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the world and as such availability is limited. Inca Trail availability is affected by a number of factors, including the time of year, the number of people in your group, and the number of spaces regulated by the Peruvian state.
Only 500 trekking permits are issued per day for Inca Trail treks in 2024; Inca Trail Permits are also required for your travel team such as porters, cooks, and guides; therefore, booking the Inca Trail in advance is essential. because there are multiple needs, to take care of, there is no set amount of time in advance that you must book and guarantee an Inca Trail to Machu Picchu entrance.
The best time to hike Inca Trail Trek is the dry season, which runs from May to September. It is also the busiest time of the year, so it is important to book your trip as far in advance as possible.
Why Choose Us?
Cusco Journeys is the number one tour operator for treks and tours to Machu Picchu and all-around Peru. Located in Cusco, we pride ourselves on our dedication to our clients, creating unique adventures and tailor-made tours all led by the most professional guides.
We are lucky to have the best clients, who love to share their experiences and have helped us maintain the quality certificate on TripAdvisor for 6 years with more than double the positive experiences of any other company.
Check The Inca Trail Availability & Permits 2024 – 2024 For The 1, 2, 4, 6 Days
The Availability mentioned below is for all Inca trail treks to Machu Picchu, you can choose the best date that fits in your traveling schedule since we have daily departures, we only need two people as a minimum to depart and if you are single traveler contact us and we will be able to accommodate you with one of our set groups.
CHECK INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY
Make sure the government still has permits available fou your start date.
CHECK WITH US
Confirm Inca Trail Availability with our sales team via chat, email, or phone that your start date is available.
Permits sell out months in. advance; book early!
How Do I Get an Inca Trail Permit?
- Check the calendar below for availability, then click the “book now” button to get started.
- Fill out your personal information and select the type of service and number of passengers for your trip.
- You can also add extra services such as Huayna Picchu tickets, Machu Picchu Mountain tickets, and the ability to upgrade your train tickets.
- Review and accept our service policies before submitting the form; after submitting the form, you will have the option to pay the 40% per person via PayPal and others payment options.
- Our commercial department will send you an email confirming your reservation after you make it.
If you’re planning on hiking the Inca Trail, it’s important to have a good map. There are plenty of resources available online and in stores, but we’ve found that the best way to get a feel for the trail is to use an Inca Trail hikers map.
This map was created by an Cusco Journeys hiker who has completed the trail and provides detailed information on the different sections of the trail. It also includes recommendations on where to stop along the way and what to see.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Map
We’ve detailed our own Inca Trail plan below, and this is the type of itinerary you may expect (note that this only applies to the days spent hiking, not the days spent traveling to/from Cusco and Ollantaytambo).
Day 1: In the morning, go from Ollantaytambo to km.82 and climb to the campground.
- Distance: Approx. 8.7 miles/ 14 km
- Elevation: 3,300 metres/10.829 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate day.
Day 2: Early start to hike through cloud forest, up to Dead Woman’s Pass, and back down.
- Distance: Approx. 9.94 miles/ 16 km
- Elevation: 4,215 metres / 13.829 ft
- Difficulty: Challenging day.
Day 3: Early rise to hike the most photogenic section of the Trail.
- Distance: Approx. 5.59 miles/ 9 km
- Elevation: 3,650 metres / 11.975 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate day.
Day 4: Early morning (3 a.m.) departure to reach the entry checkpoint and hike for 1-2 hours to the Sun Gate and Machu Picchu.
- Distance: Approx. 3.11 miles/ 5 km
- Elevation: 2,720 metres / 8.924 ft
- Difficulty: Moderate day.
HEALTH + SAFETY ON THE INCA TRAIL
Our top goal is your safety, so we’ve invested in dependable satellite phones, which are one of the most vital instruments for any operator running treks into the Andes. This means that every guide on one of our treks will have a fully charged satellite phone, which our clients can use at any time.
Medical Procedures and First Aid
Every Cusco Journeys guide is equipped with an oximeter and will monitor your condition as you ascend in elevation.
WHY CHOOSE CUSCO JOURNEYS?
Please know that if you are booking with a passport that is set to expire within 06 months of your planned entry date to Peru, you will be required to renew your passport before coming to Peru. Peru authorities will not grant you entry to the country otherwise.
If you are booking your trek with us, and this is your case, please know you will be able to book with us to secure your Inka Trail permits and tickets to Machu Picchu. However, you will be required to renew your passport and update your passport details with us prior to your trip to Peru. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of your reserved permits, and tickets to Machu Picchu.
INCA TRAIL FAQS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE