Thousands of travelers of all nationalities arrive daily in Cusco with the sole objective of taking a tour of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu since in 2017 it was chosen among the best treks to take in the world. The Inca Trail is one of the most sought-after routes to get to Machu Picchu, so you have to have many factors to travel it, such as its availability, the best time and you must also take into account that it is mandatory that you hire an agency that has the permits to carry out the said activity.

What is the best time to travel?

The Inca Trail on its way has various ecological floors that go from 2,500 meters above sea level at its lowest point to 4,200 meters above sea level at its highest point, passing through hot and cold places, which makes the walk have different ecological floors, this makes The road presents a variety of climates, however, in general, we will divide it into two periods, which we will describe.
Dry Season.- This is the season where it is recommended to make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, this season starts from April to November. However, in this season the dry cold of the mountains is intense at night.
Rainy Season.- This season starts from November to March and its strongest peaks are in January and February, even in February the Inca Trail is closed to maintain the road network and also to safeguard the health of visitors.

which route to choose

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has two routes to do it, the most demanded is the classic Inca trail of 4 days 3 nights and the second is the short Inca trail of 2 days 1 night. for which it is recommended that you have a good physical condition or at least you must have the training to take long walks, if you have any cardiological or hypertensive problem it is recommended that you consult your GP.
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What to bring on the way to the Inca Trail

We recommend that you bring the following items since the other equipment will be carried by the agency you have hired.

  • Your identity documents or passport.
  • Backpack for a weight of 5 kilos.
  • Chinstraps and alcohol in gel before covid-19
  • Sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Light clothing for the hike, preferably waterproof.
  • Gloves, hats, and wool socks for the night.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • Solar charger for cameras and flashlights.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Personal hygiene items (towels, toilet paper, brush, comb).
  • Extra money.
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