The Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular and historical paths in the world. It’s also the only trail that leads you directly to Machu Picchu by foot through the Sun Gate. However, here are some important notes you should consider before you book it:
- The Inca Trail closes in February as it is the most intense month of the rainy season.
- Availability is exclusively controlled by the Peruvian authorities so there is no flexibility. The same availability rules apply to every agency in Peru.
- There is no such thing as a WAITLIST / CANCELLATION LIST. If any agency tells you that they can do this, they are simply not telling the truth and are operating illegally! If a tourist cancels their space is not given to anyone else.
- There are only 500 spaces a day for the Inca Trail which includes staff. The spaces are divided between 200 tourists and 300 porters.
- We highly recommend that you book your Inca Trail permit on a day with more than 150 available spaces. Otherwise, you may not be able to camp in Wiñay Wayna campsite. Wiñay Wayna is one of the campsites on the Inca Trail nearest to Machu Picchu. Camping at Wiñay Wayna will allow you to arrive at Machu Picchu in time to witness sunrise on the last day of the Inca Trail.
In order to offer you a once in a lifetime experience, we have created different versions of the same Inca Trail trek that you can find in this section. Our itinerary stays ahead of the pack which allows us to use campsites that are less crowded, and which are away from the crowd. We use our own private portable eco-friendly toilets, rather than government crowded public toilets