INCA TRAIL PERMITS 2020

To hike the Inca Trail, you must have a permit, which we will obtain for you. The first step to booking your trek is to make sure government permits are still available for your desired start date.

The Availability Calendar below is an interactive tool provided by the Peruvian Government for all tour operators who are authorized to operate on the Inca Trail. The maximum number of Inca Trail permits per day is 500. The support staff is included within these five hundred, meaning that approximately 200 permits are allocated for tourists and the remaining 300 are for cooks, porters, and guides.

This Availability Calendar is updated in real time. Availability information here corresponds to the Classic Four Day Trek. You just need a permit for your start date. If permits for your desired date are Sold Out, we recommend that you make a reservation for the following year, or that you consider an alternative trek to get to Machu Picchu, such as the Short Inca Trail or Salkantay Trek.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is closed for maintenance during February each year and is reopened to the public on March 1.

In selecting your permits, here are some things you should take into account:

  • All Inca Trail operators and agencies share this same calendar, updated in real time by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
  • The number of availabilities can change rapidly. Agencies usually reserve 30 spaces. Do not be surprised if available spaces become sold out quickly.
  • The availabilities shown are for the Short Inca Trail 2 Day Trek, The Classic Inca Trail 4 Day Trek, and the Inca Trail 5 Day Trek.
  • Availability is exclusively administered by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture.
  • The Inca Trail is closed for maintenance for the entire month of February and reopens to the public on March 1.

INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY 2 DAY – HOTEL

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world, boasting diverse cloud forests, pristine alpine tundras, ancient Incan ruins, and a final destination of the legendary, Machu Picchu. On this shortened trek, you will get to enjoy the best parts of the Inca Trail, condensed in a one day hike. Covering the distance of 16km/ 10mi, this trek is for those who have less time or want a less arduous trek. This trek is perfect for families and hikers of all ages.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, Nature, Inca Ruins
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 16km/ 10mi
  • Considerations: This trek is perfect for families and hikers of all ages.
  • Elevation: 2011m/ 6,600ft – 2,682m/ 8,800ft
  • Duration: 2 days/ 1 night

INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY 2 DAY – WITH CAMPING

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world, boasting diverse cloud forests, pristine alpine tundras, ancient Incan ruins, and a final destination of the legendary, Machu Picchu. On this shortened trek, you will get to enjoy the best parts of the Inca Trail, condensed in a one day hike. Covering the distance of 16km/ 10mi, this trek is for those who have less time or want a less arduous trek. This trek is perfect for families and hikers of all ages.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, Camping, History, and Culture
  • Difficulty: Moderatea
  • Distance: 16km/ 10mi
  • Considerations: This trek is perfect for families and hikers of all ages.
  • Elevation: 2011m/ 6,600ft – 2,682m/ 8,800ft
  • Duration: 2 days/ 1 night

CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

The famous Inca Trail, or Camino Inca, is recognized as one of the top 10 treks in the world, boasting diverse cloud forests, pristine alpine tundras, ancient Incan ruins, and a final destination of the legendary, Machu Picchu. On this four day trek, you will move at a brisk pace to enjoy the best parts of the Inca Trail and maximize your time. There are many reasons why this trek is the most popular expedition in Cusco; experience for yourself the enchantment of the Inca Trail.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, Camping, History and Culturea
  • Difficulty: Moderate/ Challenging
  • Distance: 43km/ 26mi
  • Considerations: Permit Required (We’ll obtain it after you book with us)
  • Elevation: 2050 – 4200m / 6730 – 13,780ft
  • Duration: 4 days/ 3 nights

INCA TRAIL WITH SACRED VALLEY 5D/4N

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

This five-day expedition if the full package, combining an extensive tour of the Sacred Valley with a four-day trek on the Inca Trail, and an extraordinary finale of Machu Picchu! You’ll visit living colonial and Inca towns, explore multiple Incan archaeological sites, pass through diverse cloud forests and pristine alpine tundras, all while walking on an ancient Inca trail! We’ll end our trek at the legendary sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will receive an extensive tour of all the most significant sites. We’ll enjoy a scenic ride back to the Sacred Valley or Cusco by train. If you are looking for an expedition with culture, history, stunning nature and a lot of variability, this is the hike for you!

  • Tour Type: Hiking and Camping, Adventure, History, and Culture.
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging
  • Distance: 43Km/ 26 Mi
  • Considerations: Permit required (We will obtain it after you book with us).
  • Elevation: 2050 – 4200 m. / 6730 – 13780 f.
  • Duration: 5 Day/ 4 Night

INCA TRAIL EXPERIENCE 5D/4N

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

This five-day expedition if the full package, combining an extensive tour of the Sacred Valley with a four-day trek on the Inca Trail, and an extraordinary finale of Machu Picchu! You’ll visit living colonial and Inca towns, explore multiple Incan archaeological sites, pass through diverse cloud forests and pristine alpine tundras, all while walking on an ancient Inca trail! We’ll end our trek at the legendary sacred Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will receive an extensive tour of all the most significant sites. We’ll enjoy a scenic ride back to the Sacred Valley or Cusco by train. If you are looking for an expedition with culture, history, stunning nature and a lot of variability, this is the hike for you!

  • Tour Type: Hiking and Camping, Adventure, History, and Culture.
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging
  • Distance: 43Km/ 26 Mi
  • Considerations: Permit required (We will obtain it after you book with us).
  • Elevation: 2050 – 4200 m. / 6730 – 13780 f.
  • Duration: 5 Day/ 4 Night

INCA TRAIL 7D/6N (WITH SALKANTAY)

OFFICIAL PERMITS FOR 2020

Enjoy the best parts of the Salkantay Trek and the famous Inca Trail, all in one. This seven-day trek takes you past icy glaciers and rural villages, through tropical forests, and inside various Incan archaeological sites. You will hike around the skirts of Mountain Salkantay, summit high passes, and traverse ancient Inca roads, arriving at the legendary Machu Picchu by the seventh day. This long hike to Machu Picchu is for adventure lovers who appreciate a varied climate and landscape.

  • Tour Type: Hiking, Adventure, Inca Ruins
  • Difficulty: Moderate/Challenging
  • Distance: 63Km/ 39 Mi
  • Considerations: Permit required (We will obtain it after you book with us).
  • Elevation: 4900 – 4200m / 6730 – 13780ft
  • Duration: 7 Day/ 6 Night