INCA TRAIL HIKE PERMIT MACHU PICCHU 2019 – 2020
Make your reservation in advance for 2019 -2020! Ensure your adventure to Machu Picchu!
The famous classic Inca trail hike to Machu Picchu 4D – 3N is one the most popular hike in Cusco – Perú and Sudamerica, it is a journey into the past.
Where you can understand about Inca civilization, culture, and society. Hiking through Andean Valleys, breathtaking Inca ruins, and cloud forest.
Finally, finish the journey in 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 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 trekkers per day that’s included tour guides, professional cooks, and indigenous porters. Meaning that only 200 permits are allocated for tourists and about 300 for cooks, porters, and guides each day.
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.
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.
Shouldn’t I wait until October to book then?
Definitely not! If you know that you want to do this hike, booking soon will ensure you get a permit. The government is changing the rules all the time about when they will release permits and you want all your details in our system so we are ready for the moment we are notified. Plus, booking now ensures you get our current prices for next years trek.
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%.
WHY SUCH HIGH DEMAND?
travellers are not aware of the 500 permits/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. We, 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!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2019!
- SAME PRICE OF THE INCA TRAIL 2018 – 2019 – 2020
- TRANSFER CUSCO AIRPORT TO YOUR HOTEL
- EXTRA PORTER 7 KG /15.432 LB
- SMALL GROUPS (CAN BE 2 OR 8)
DAY I CUSCO – KILOMETRO 82 – LLAQTAPATA – WAYLLABAMBA
CUSCO ANDEAN HIKE will pick you up from your hotel very early at 5:00 a.m on our private bus. Maybe your breakfast is not included in your hotel we will stop at ollantaytambo (a village in the sacred valley)
To have a breakfast and you can buy some things that you lack (breakfast is not included by CUSCO ANDEAN HIKE) then we continue with our trip to arrive at kilometer 82 piskacucho (train station) around 8:30 am, we enlist With our backpacks, then we walked to deternernos near the train track to make photographs under a large sign the beginning of the Inca Trail. We see the checkpoint with tourists in the queue, we will show the tikect and passport. Once inside the Inca trail, the road is easy, looking at the flora and fauna, archaeological sites, stopping in some places to have information about Inca sites, we, there are villages with people selling water and food to tourists, we see the Way to llaqtapata and the place of lunch, after lunch we walk for an hour, to the camp that is in wayllabamba a village, a place to camp.
Altitude 2980 m.s.n.m
Time and distance 9km – 4.30 or 5.00 hours of walking
DAY II WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO
It is harder for everyone, we will gradually ascend to the highest point on the Inca trail, the dead woman’s step (4215 mnsm) we walk from the village of wayllabamba (2980 masl) along the way we can find different trees native to Of the area as it is also possible to find local animals like condor hummingbird, deer, foxes, along the way we can find only two places to buy water and some food, after the second place and nobody sells anything. But do not worry we will make water to provide them during the last two days of the Inca road.
Here you will have the great satisfaction of reaching the highest point of the entire Inca Trail. After this fabulous experience, we will have to descend to Pacaymayo, where we will have lunch, dinner and our camp.
DAY III PACYAMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAINA
This day is one of the longest. But the presence of small Inca archaeological sites along the way makes it worthwhile. We will ascend via a steep path and to the second pass, where we will find the first archeological center of Runkuracay (3750 m.s.n.m) and the runkurakay passage (3950 m.s.n.m). Afterwards, we will descend to Sayaqmarka (3600 masl) known as “The dominant city”. After the visit of the archaeological center we continue for about 30 min until the lunch place chakicocha, then continue the journey until reaching the first tunnel on the way and Then we will arrive at the last step on the Inca Trail, from where we will see the city of Phuyupatamarca, “town in the clouds” (3665 masl), undoubtedly one of the most original cities of the Inca Trail. Then we will descend using around 2000 stone steps until we reach our last Wiñaywayna camp “forever young” (2700 m.s.n.m).
DAY IV WINAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
We will get up very early and have our breakfast. This day we will walk our last section of the Inca road about 6 km away, or 2 hours approx. Along the route, we can see a great variety of flora and fauna typical of the area. Afterwards, we will reach Inti Punku “Puerta del Sol” (2490 m.s.n.m). It is an excellent opportunity to take panoramic photographs of the citadel of Machu Picchu (2430 m.s.n.m), since it is clearly visible from this point, one of the most important urban constructions of the Inca Empire Period.
Once in Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour of 2 hours approx. And after the tour you will have free time to visit the city and take more photos.
If you have some tikect to visit some of the mountains like Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain you will have enough time to do it.
Then, we will take the bus in the direction of the town of Aguas Calientes 25 minutes. In this city, you will be able to have some time to take lunch and later we will take the train back to Cusco from Peru Rail – Expedition. You must be at the train station 30 minutes before to take the train to Ollantaytambo. In this city will be waiting for our transfer with our bus to take him to Cusco and his hotel.
Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the pertinent information for your walk and the guide will answer all your doubts.
- Private bus pick up from your hotel to the starting point of the trek km 82 or Piskacucho
- Bus ticket down. Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Return bus from Ollnataytambo station to your hotel in Cusco
- Camps for 4 days and 3 nights.
- Professional travel guide in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism
- Professional chef
- Porters to carry the necessary equipment and the personal effects of the passengers of up to 7 kg
- Cusco Andean Hike will provide you with boiled water (previously filtered and cooled) from your first lunch, last breakfast and for your bottles before each walk (you decide how many liters you need each day).
- Drinking enough water and hydrating is very important to be able to feel good in the mountains and thus avoid altitude sickness.
- Breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners (breakfast on day 1 and lunch, dinner on the last day are not included)
- You have included 7 kg so you can carry your personal belongings (be careful with the fragile items)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Entrance to the Inca trail
- High mountain tent for 4 people, but we use it for 2 people (more comfort for you). If you want a personal tent we also have personal tents (you must inform us in advance)
- Single mattress
- Bathroom / Bath Chemical
- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
- Sleeping bag
- Inflatable mattress
- Walking sticks
- Ticket HUAYNAPICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHUPICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
- Extra Porter to carry personal belongings of customers more than those already included (for 7 kilos to 14 kilos)
- Tips for staff
- Sleeping Bag – US$ 20 per person
- Air Mattress – US$ 20 per person
- Walking Poles – US$ 15 a pair of walking poles
- Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 75 per person
- Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person
Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: email@example.com
INCA TRAIL 2019 PERMIT
January 2019 – Closed
February 2019 – Closed for trail maintenance
March 2019 – SOLD OUT
April 2019 – SOLD OUT
May 2019 – SOLD OUT
June 2019 – SOLD OUT
July 2019 – SOLD OUT
August 2019 – SOLD OUT
September 2019 – SOLD OUT
October 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)
November 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)
December 2019 – AVAILABLE (Daily departures)
Group service from 2 pax
- US$ 660 per person
Private service from 1 pax
- US$ 750 per person
How to book
How to book
For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Name and surname
- Passport number
- Birthday date
- Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
- Email – Phone number
- Food preferences
You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.
Western Union and Money Gram
You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.
- Name: Maria
- Last name: Catunta choque
- Identity number: 42265390
- Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
- City: Cusco
- Country: Peru
Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. Reservations@cuscoandeanhike.com