The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - One of the most extraordinary walks in the world
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
This walk begins in the town of Ollantaytambo, crosses paths built 500 years ago, through mountains of the Andes to cloud forests in the Amazon jungle. While you arrive at the Inca city of Machu Picchu you will see constructions of epochs, Inca and pre – Inca, and after 4 days of walking surrounded by incredible landscapes, you will arrive at the door of the sun; From there you can see how the fog dissipates over Machu Picchu, the sacred city of the Incas and one of the most spiritual places on earth. This hike is one of the best … maybe, the best in the world, and an experience that changed
One of the most impressive features of the Inca trail is that it was built, with the landscape. Like the Inca city of Machu, it was completely built respecting the natural environment around it.
Here relevant and updated advice from people who have made the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with us
When to book the Inca Trail
As we mentioned before, we talk about one of the best walks in the world and you should normally book it 8 months before, so you can choose the days when you want to travel the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. If you make your last minute reservation you can find some income available up to 3 months before. If you want to come during the high season (May – August) we recommend you reserve a space on the Inca Trail 12 months before.
When is the best time to go?
Without a doubt, the best time to travel the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is during the dry season, from April to September. Although it can also come during the rainy season, it will not be able to enter during the month of February, it is the month with the most intense rains and it is closed for its conservation; this time is also used to maintain all sections of the road. Remember that the high season (May to August) coincides with the dry season, and you have to reserve your income a long time before.
Why choose us
Well, if you already know that you cannot travel the Inca Trail without hiring an agency. Know that you should not only choose us for our high quality of service, because although it is our priority, the constant search to raise our standards as a company, makes behind your trip an incredible group of people, committed to you, with your work and with everything that involves operating the Inca road to Machu Picchu.
About altitude sickness
No matter your age, physical condition or where you come from, all people can get sick from altitude sickness. The highest point that will cross while traveling the Inca trail is at 4,125 meters above sea level, in a place called the passage of the dead woman, at that height you run the risk of feeling the symptoms of altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness). But don’t be alarmed, there are ways to avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness; In addition, our experienced guides know how to act in any circumstance.
2-day Inca trail?
Yes, there is a 2-day Inca trail; It is for people who do not have the time available to travel to the classic Inca trail (4 days), but also for those who want to skip the most difficult part of the tour.
Other important tips
No matter what time you choose to come, it will be cold at night; Bring warm clothes (only the necessary one) and a good sleeping bag. We can take care of all the necessary equipment to travel the Inca trail, just request it at the time of your reservation.
Wear hiking shoes (never new), also carry a well-charged flashlight, water, snacks of high energy value and your camera with plenty of space available.
Have exchange available in Peruvian currency, to buy bottled water and snacks along the way.