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Inca Trail Availability 2022

Reserve your spaces for the Inca Trail, the popular Inca Trail, now you can do it, this hike is so preferred by hikers around the world that is why the spaces are sold out very easily, from here you can check availability online and make your reservation immediately.

Inca Trail Oficial Permits 2022

The INCA TRAIL is considered one of the best treks in South America and the world due to the geography of the Andes and the history that people can find along the 46 km/ 26 miles. It is located in Cusco – Peru the capital of the Incas where one can understand the Inca culture, crossing the high Andean valleys and the jungle eyebrow.

Finally, we end the trip at the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) with a magnificent view of Machu Picchu in the distance, and only on the Inca Trail you can reach the Sun Gate and enjoy Machu Picchu.

Many hikers have complained about the Inca Trail permits because they were unable to climb this hike. Because the permits were sold out during the months of demand, April, May, June and July.

There is a maximum limit of 500 permits per day that includes tour guides, professional cooks and indigenous porters. This means that only 200 tourist permits and about 300 porters and guides are allocated each day.

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Why book early for the Inca Trail?

There is a limit of 500 permits per day which includes tour guides, professional cooks and porters. and many people want to do this incredible trek in the andes.

if you want to do the trek, you should book 6 to 8 months (April, May, June and July) in advance due to the high demand, it is the best bucket list worthy event, but it involves a lot of advance planning. To hike this amazing trail, you must book through a licensed operator


Am I guaranteed to get my start date?

By booking with a reliable company, you are in the best hands to make this happen. Over the past three years, we have had a 98% success rate in getting everyone’s first choice for a start date.

But giving us a safe date or two for possible start dates helps us make sure you can make this hike. We will always work to get your best option and notify you if this doesn’t happen (which it won’t). If we did not succeed

FAQ´s Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a hike worth doing, but it needs a lot of pre-planning, to hike this trail, you must book it through a licensed tour operator, such as Machu Picchu Reservations, to obtain permits for the Inca Trail, permits are limited and run out quickly.

You need permission from the Ministry of Culture (Government) to do the Inca Trail.

500 permits per day for the Inca Trail. EVERYONE needs a permit, including porters and guides, which means that only between 200 and 300 visitors will be able to start this trek every day.

No. The government does not allow us to change permit dates. If you need to change your date, you will need to purchase a new permit and it is likely that your new date will sell out.

Definitely not! If you know you want to hike the Inca Trail, booking early will guarantee you a permit. The government is changing the rules all the time about when they will issue permits and you want all your details to be in our system, so we are ready by the time we are notified. Also, booking now guarantees you get our current prices for next year.

Unfortunately no, but by booking with a reputable company, you are in the best hands to make it happen. Over the last three years we have had a 99% success rate in getting everyone's first choice for a start date. But giving us a backup or two for possible startups helps us make sure you can make this hike. We will always work to get your best option and notify you if this doesn't happen (which it won't). If we were not successful at all, which has NEVER happened, we will refund your money in full: 100%.

Travelers are not aware of the limit of 500 permits / day on the Inca Trail. In addition, most travelers do not know that this limit applies not only to hikers entering the trail each day, but also to all required support staff: guides, cooks and porters.

To preserve the integrity of this famous part of what the Inca called the Qhapaq Ñan,

Most of the Inca Trail. Therefore, we have to rely on people (support staff) to help us carry camping equipment, food, sleeping and cooking items. Better known as "¨chaskis¨ in ancient times and well known for their lightning speed along the trails to transmit messages across the vast expanse of the Inca Empire, support staff is vital to the operation of the Inca Trail.

Because of such regulation, the permits required for any group of hikers require double or even triple the permits (of the number of hikers) for the support staff alone.

Now that you know the reason behind the high demand for the Inca Trail, you may feel the need to book your permits sooner rather than later.

Items to bring for the Inca Trail

In general, you should pack as light as possible. If you have an extra porter, the porter carries your luggage from Km82 (1st day) to Wiñay wayna campsite (3rd day). You have extra porter. We recommend keeping the weight under 5 kg / 10 lb (includes personal clothing and sleeping bag). You will need to carry a backpack.

If it is very important, take a better cover, because the weather on the Inca Trail changes every date, we can not predict rain or not. If you do not have it, we recommend that you put your clothes, sleeping bag and other personal equipment inside the plastic bag.


  • Original passport
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Cash in soles
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available)
  • Strong footwear, waterproof hiking boots recommended.
  • Sandals or running shoes for comfort in camp.
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece. Thermal clothing is also recommended.
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
  • Camera and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly in cold conditions).
  • Hat or cap to protect from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock
  • After-sun cream or moisturizer for face and body.
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk reported.
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruit, muesli, etc. Please note that we provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well-stocked. This recommendation applies to all clients who are used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection.
  • Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed in Machu Picchu. Plastic (i.e. Nalgene) or metal water containers are recommended.
  • Optional: water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problems so far.
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers are required so as not to damage the Inca Trail)


Walking stick or trekking poles USD 20 for both.

Shared personal porter: “Machu Picchu Reservations” provides a duffel bag for your belongings/equipment at the time of briefing the night before your visit. Foam mattress, thermal mattress, blanket, pillow and rain poncho are provided to each hiker and must be carried by your porter. it is more comfortable * Equipment such as sleeping bags, backpacks, rucksacks, pillows, blankets, rain ponchos, water bottles must be arranged in advance at the time of booking or email us.


Inca Trail camping equipment will be returned to Cusco on day 4, sleeping bag and mattress must be given to the chef.

Camping (double tent) provided on 1st, 2nd, 3rd nights.

The Inca Trail trek is included extra porterage. Our porters will carry your clothes, sleeping (5 kg per person). You will need to carry only your backpack: camera, water bottle, snacks, cold weather and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in the dry season from May to October), but as a precaution.


It is very important to take EXTRA MONEY. You need to carry at least 200-300 soles of emergency money:

Local people built the small markets along the route and you can find water, snacks, chocolate, etc.

Your first breakfast, the last lunch is not included.

Tips during the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: if at the end of your trek you felt that your trekking guide(s) and staff did an exceptional job, a tip is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference: however, as a guide, we suggest that each hiker contribute USD 50 per person to a collective pool, it is always appreciated more.

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