If hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on your Bucket List for 2019, you’ll be pleased to know that Inca Trail Permits will go on sale next Monday – 1st October 2018.
Inca Trail permits are strictly limited to just 500 per day, and that includes allocations for support staff. Guides, cooks, and porters take up around 300 permits per day, and so there are just 200 permits left over for visiting travellers, and so if you can only travel on certain dates, you shouldn’t delay.
200 may sound like a lot, but you’ll be surprised at just how many people plan to hike the Inca Trail each year, and as permits usually sell-out at least 6 months in advance, you need to book now if you intend to make your pilgrimage to the Incan Citadel within the first half of 2019.
Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is every bit as magical as you would expect it to be, and if you want to avoid the crowds, the extended 5 Day Inca Trail Tour should be your number #1 choice. Out of sync with the mass-tourist tours, these extended adventures start in the afternoon, long after all the crowds of left, and take you off the most popular trails and deep into the Andes Mountains.
While the Inca Trail is demanding, it is suitable for anyone with a good level of physical fitness, and provided you have the right gear, the right training, and a determined attitude, there is no reason why you shouldn’t reach the Sun Gate and see Machu Picchu in the way it is supposed to be viewed.
It’s a magical mystery tour with soaring mountains, ancient Inca sites, deep valleys, and some of the most beautiful camping spots on planet earth. Hiking Machu Picchu is a real Bucket List adventure, so why not book your spot on Monday and prepare for the mighty trail of the Incas.