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Tips for Inca Trail Treks

Planning an Inca Trail trek is a long process. The Inca Trail is a major attraction that, together with Machu Picchu, draws millions of travelers to Peru every year. Personal fitness and weather are among the top considerations, but so are technical details such as permits and other bookings. Here are some trips for Inca Trail hiking:

Availability is probably the most important factor and the most potentially voluble because there are several elements at play. After you determine the dates for your Peru travel package, you will want to immediately start looking into Inca Trail permits. These are limited to 500 per day except for the month of February when the trail is closed (explained below). To do any portion of the Inca Trail, be it the classic Inca Trail, the one-day trek from KM 104, or the Inca Trail via Salkantay, you will need to secure an Inca Trail permit for the starting day of your trek.
The high season is from June to August.

Inca Trail permits for these months can sell out 5 or 6 months in advance, so if this is the only time when you can travel to Peru, then you will want to …