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Classic Inca Trail Permits

Classic Inca Trail Permits


The Inca trail Considerate one of the best hike in Perú  and the world due the geography of the andes and the history that people can find along the 43km /26 miles is located in Cusco – Perú the capital of the incas.

Where you can understand about Inca civilization, culture, and society. Hiking through Andean Valleys, breathtaking Inca places, and cloud forest.

Finally, finish the journey in the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) with the amazing view  of the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu and, Only on this trek, after all, you can arrive at Machu Picchu by foot through the Sun Gate (inti punku).

Many hikers have complained about the Inca trail treks permits because they could not get on this hike. Because the Permits were sold out for the demand months, April, May, June, and July.

There is a maximum limit of 500 permit per day that’s included tour guides, professional cooks, and indigenous porters. Meaning that only 200 permits are allocated for tourists and about 300 porters, and guides each day.

Inca Trail Availability 2024

  • January 2024 AVAILABLE
  • February 2024 CLOSED 
  • March 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT
  • April 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT 
  • May 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT 
  • June 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT
  • July 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT
  • August 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT
  • September 2024 PERMITS SOLD OUT
  • October 2024 AVAILABLE
  • November 2024 AVAILABLE
  • December 2024 AVAILABLE

Why booking early the Inca trail ?

Hike the Inca Trail is a bucket list worthy event, but it involves a lot of advance planning. In order to hike this amazing trail, you must book through a licensed operator, like Cusco Andean Hike, to secure permits for your trek.

Permits are extremely limited and sell out almost immediately. Here are some answers to the most common questions about this process.

What do I need to hike the Inca Trail?

You NEED a permit from the government in order to hike the Inca Trail 4days or 2 days.

How many permits does the government give out?

500 permits per day for the Inca Trail. EVERYONE needs a permit, including your crew, which means that only about 200 – 300 visitors will be able to start this hike every day.

Once I book a permit, can I change my start date?

No. The government does not allow us to change any dates for permits. If you need to change your date, you will need to purchase a new permit and your new date is likely going to be sold out.

Am I guaranteed to get my start date?

Unfortunately no, but by booking with a trusted company, you are in the best hands to make this happen. For the last three years we have been 99% successful in getting everyone’s first choice for a start date. But giving us a back up or two for possible starts does help us make sure that you get to do this hike. We will always work to get your top choice and notify you if this doesn’t happen (which will not be the case). If we weren’t successful at all, which has NEVER happened, we will refund your money entirely – 100%.


Travellers are not aware of the 500 permits per day limit in the Inca Trail. In addition, most travellers do not know that this limit applies not only to trekkers entering the trail each day but also to all support staff required – guides, cooks, and porters.

To preserve the integrity of this famous part of what the Inca called the Qhapaq Ñan, no hooved pack animals are allowed along the majority of Inca Trail.

Therefore, have to rely on people (support staff) to help us carry camping gear, food, sleeping and cooking supplies. Better known as ¨chaskis¨ in ancient times and well renowned for their lightning running speed along the paths to relay messages across the vast expanse of the Inca Empire, support staff is vital to the operating of treks on the Inca Trail.
Due to such regulation, the permits required for any one group of trekkers, requires double if not triple the permits (of that of the number of trekkers) just for the support staff.

Now that you know the reason behind the Inca Trail´s high demand, you will perhaps feel a bigger need to book your permits sooner than later!.


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