How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail


How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail

13 July 2018


How far in advance do I need to Book the Inca Trail? Usually all adventure travellers ask this question. How long in advance you need to book?  - 6, 5 or 3 month or 1 year in advance?. The Inca Trail is the most popular hike to Machu Picchu and the most famous of the world. On 2019, the Ministry of Culture and Sernanp created the new regulations and policies for this route and the all Inca Trail tour operator companies have to obey. Between to August to September, the Inca Trail tour operator can book the Inca Trail for the next year.

 

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 2019. The permits are sold out months before. Normally we recommend booking Inca Trail in advance, 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 2019, must reserve the permits as soon as possible.

The Inca trail reservations 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 amounts to 300. This means that only 200 people end up entering Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail, every day.

 

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

 

The 4-day trek reaches its highest point at 4125 masl (13,500 ft.), In the place known as the pass of the dead woman in the central mountain range of the Andes, then it will 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, it is to approach it by watching it from above. 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. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best trek 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.

 

How long before you have to book the Inca Trail reservations?

 

 

To secure a permit to enter the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you must book many months before. 8 months is the early booking time we recommend. The complete release is scheduled for October 5, 2019, and the main concern is that 80% of the Inca trail reservations are sold before Christmas.

Obtain the permits for the 2019 Inca Trail now, contact us now. The "key weeks" (from May to August) can be sold in just a few hours.

 

August 10th: Book the Inca Trail for January, March, April 

August 12th: Book the Inca Trail for May, June, July, August

August 13th: Book the Inca Trail for September, October, November

August 14th: Book the Inca Trail for December

 

Best time to Book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

 

It should be noted that in the month of February, it is impossible to reserve the Inca Trail, given that the Ministry of Culture closes the road during this month, to maintain and improve the route.

The climate varies according to the months some with presence of rains, sunny days, cloudy days, cold nights; then we detail the Inca Trail Climate per month:

  • In the months of January and March the rains are persistent mostly at night, the days are cloudy but there are nice and sunny days, if we have good luck. In the month of April, the rainy season ends little by little, and the days become warmer and more pleasant, with sporadic rains.
  • Between May and October, the climate is warm and cool, with little rain, sunny days and quite bright.
  • The months of June, July, August and September are undoubtedly the best months to complete the Inca Trail, during the day it is clear and you can clearly observe the landscapes, the days are fresher, however, the nights are cold in the high areas.
  • During November and December, it is the time when the rainy season begins, the days are sunny, but at any moment it can rain, as well as, there are cloudy days without rain.

Now it is only your decision, to decide in which month to carry out the Inca Trail, and to enjoy your adventure, among the ancestral mountains, which were witnesses of the greatness of the Inca Empire.

 

Alternatives to the Inca Trail

 

 

There are many walks that can be excellent alternatives, if you did not manage to reserve the 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 objective is Machu Picchu, we reccomend you booking Inca Trail in advance.

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