Hike the Inca Trail is the most famous excursion worldwide. It is considered one of the 10 most famous walks in the world. Before 2001 any tourist could enter and do the tour on their own, however due to the great demand that was having this route, the Peruvian government decided to regulate this route and it is so since 2001 they can only enter the road network Inca either the 4 days as well as the 2 days through an authorized guide and / or an authorized travel operator agency. Now a very important detail to keep in mind is that for each day there are only 500 places, 200 for tourists and 300 for support staff (guides, porters, cooks, assistants, etc). The high season for Inca Trail Trek is from April to September, so if you want to do the tour in April, May and June we recommend you book up to one year in advance.
The Inca Trail to the sacred site begins at Km 82, Piscacucho, or at km 88 Qorihuayrachina, at 2600m. To reach km 82, hikers are transported in a minibus on the road that goes to Quillabamba. From Piri onwards, the road follows the river bank and ends at km 82, where a bridge is placed. First, the Sernarp and the Ministry of Culture will verify your personal data and compare your full name, passport number and nationality with your authorization of the Inca Trail, it is very important that you take your original passport for the Inca Trail. The road to Huayllabamba, following the Cusichaca River, is about 3 hours and it is not too hard. Beyond Huaynayllabamba, a popular camping sport for groups of tourists, there are places to camp for about an hour, in Llulluchayoc (3200m). A hard walk of 1 1/2 hours is Llulluchapampa, an ideal meadow for camping. If you have the energy to get to this point, it will make the second day easier because the next stage, the ascent to the first pass, Warmiwañuska (Pass of Dead Women) at 4200m, is completely exhausting 2 1/2 hours.
Now the most important info:
The only way to do the Inca Trail is to hire the services of a tourism agency authorized by the Ministry of Culture of Peru. Booking is only possible with the internet. These companies organize and offer their services in different qualities. It is for this reason that the prices vary according to each travel agency. You can find Inca Trail Cheap Tours between 550 USD to 600 USD.
The price includes the entrance to Machu Picchu, transportation by bus, train, food, professional guide, cooks, porters (carry luggage) and camping equipment.
If you want additional equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bag, cane), a better train service or an extra carrier, you must pay an additional price.
Do you want to visit Huayna Picchu after the Inca Trail? The additional cost is $ 80 per person , if you want a more easy trek, you can visit Machu Picchu Mountain (extra cost 80 USD).
Entrance tickets to the Inca Trail must be reserved with a minimum of 5 or 6 months before. However, if you plan to visit during May, June or July; You must get your ticket 7 or 8 months in advance.
Short Inca Trail tickets are not that hard to get. It is recommended to make the reservation weeks in advance. In the months of May, June or July; try to reserve a month before.
The next day, the tourists agree on a meeting place and leave by bus very early to Pisqacucho (kilometer 82), near the town of Ollantaytambo. It is at this point where the trekking route begins. The short Inca Trail starts several kilometers later (height 104 km from the railway).
From that point the ascent by the mountains begins. The highest point is on day 2, exactly at a place called the Abra Warmihuañusca (4,200 m.s.). The lowest point is in Machu Picchu town (2,160 m.s.). The Inca Trail crosses other archaeological sites through high mountains and tropical landscapes of the Peruvian jungle.
Booking an entrance to the Inca Trail is easy and safe. You should only look for availability in an online travel agency. Payment is by credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard) and also our tour operator alow to pay using paypal.
Get your permits from the Inca Trail by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that the appropriate time in advance if you want to choose the date you want to do this walk, is 8 months.