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Reasons to reserve the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2018 now
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Why you should book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2018 now

Adventurers from all over the world have been put on alert, because the spaces available to enter Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail, will be put on sale in October, 3 months before 2018. Permits run out months earlier. Normally we recommend booking a space for the Inca Trail, 8 months before. However, that the availability be released months before, makes the people who want to reserve a space on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for any time in 2018, must reserve the permits as soon as possible.

Tourist arriving at Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail
Book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2018 and enjoy this great adventure

The number of visitors who are allowed to enter the trails of the Inca Trail each day is limited to 500. However, keep in mind that this figure includes people who are part of the trekking support teams, which usually totals 300. This means that only 200 people end up entering Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail every day.

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

To obtain a permit to enter Machu Picchu by the Inca Trail, it is necessary to book many months in advance. 8 months is the anticipated reservation time we recommend, but it is possible that the measure of releasing the availability for the Inca Trail 2018, months before, has people start to book entrance tickets to the Inca Trail 2018 from now on. The complete release is scheduled for October 5, 2017, and the main concern is that 80% of the permits are sold before Christmas.

Reserve permits for the Inca Trail 2018

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 the Inca Trail 2018. As operators of Machu Picchu, we recommend reserving permits 8 months before.

Obtain the permits for the Inca Trail 2018 now !, write to The “key weeks” (from May to August) can be sold in just a few hours.

Why were the spaces for the Inca Trail 2018 released several months earlier?

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

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The 4-day trek reaches its highest point at 4125 masl (13,500 ft.), At the place known as the pass of the dead woman in the central mountain range of the Andes, then descend to 2,500 masl, in the Inca city of Machu Picchu. If there is something more spectacular than getting to Machu Picchu by train after touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is to enter it through the Inca Trail. With a little luck, you will see how the fog dissipates to show you the Inca city of Machu Picchu, from the door of the sun.

Landscapes that can be seen when traveling the Inca Trail
Landscapes that can be seen when traveling the Inca Trail

The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best, if not the best hike in the world; while descending from the Andes to the Amazon jungle where Machu Picchu is located, you will see amazing Inca and pre-Inca constructions.

Alternatives to the Inca Trail

There are many hikes that can be excellent alternatives, if you did not manage to reserve 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 goal is Machu Picchu, you can book your Machu Picchu tickets in advance.

Protect the Inca Trail

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 bucket 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 andean 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.


Advice from people who have been there

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Aron MBy: Aron M

“Beautiful walk“

“The beginning in Ollantaytambo, the paths of the mountains, the descent to the cloud forests and the end in Machu Picchu, is something that I could not describe very well, I can only tell you that it is something you have to do in life.“


By Ticket Machu Picchu – Last updated, December 6, 2017



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