The Inca Trail reservation is controlled by the Ministry of Culture in Peru, this is the only entity authorized to control access to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Permits to the Inca Trail are limited to 500 entries per day, which means that only 500 people are authorized to enter each day, including tourists and staff (guides, porters, assistants), and approximately only 40% of permits are granted. to visitors and 60% to guides, porters, and assistants.
Reservations for the Inca Trail are running out quickly and many tend to run out of permits. If you are thinking of venturing out and making the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, book your Inca Trail ticket as soon as possible to avoid the disappointment of not finding available spaces for the Inca Trail in Cusco – Peru.
Note: Please note that the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is not available throughout the month of February due to maintenance and conservation work.
If you want to travel every step of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this is the official page that offers you the possibility of checking the availability of the Inca Trail.
The Inca Trail is closed during the month of February for maintenance work, so it is not available at that time of year.
The Inca Trail is one of the oldest pilgrimages and one of the 10 most beautiful hikes in the world. To date, scientists do not agree on the role of Machu Picchu. Some say that it was a defense fortress of the Inca Empire, while other scientists assume that it was a refuge for the kings. What we do know for sure is that the Inca Trail leads to the city of Machu Picchu, built around 1440. Today, the Inca Trail is one of the most popular treks in the world, at least the most popular in Peru. Every year Machu Picchu attracts about 400,000 tourists. A maximum of 2,500 people can enter Machu Picchu each day, of which a total of 500 are authorized to walk the classic Inca Trail. These 500 are divided into 200 tourists who walk the Inca Trail with the support of 300 porters.
WHAT TO DO IF THE PERMITS ARE EXHAUSTED?
If the permits for the Classic Inca Trail are sold out on your preferred date, unfortunately, there are no waiting lists, but we can offer you other options that will allow you to hike and enjoy the Andes on the way to MACHU PICCHU. Alternative hikes are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail. They are less crowded and off the beaten path in the Andes and we make sure you get the most out of an amazing hike on the way to MACHU PICCHU.
Go Treks Peru Requires only a minimum of 2 participants for our departures! You can choose any day that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers.
If you are traveling alone and are flexible with your travel date, we will make sure you have a group to travel with and you won’t miss out on this great experience.
ALTERNATIVE TREK OPTIONS: