For many people, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on their bucket list. This 12km/7mi Short Inca Trail leads to one of the 7 World Wonders, is one of the most popular hikes in the world and best way to visit and enjoy Machu Picchu. The hike is spectacular and the desire to experience the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek comes from the stunning Incan ruins, spectacular side by side mountains, lush vegetation and remarkable ecological varieties. The short Inca Trail goes up hill and enters into Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate with the most famous, unforgettable views, through cloud forest and finally into subtropical vegetation.
Hiking this route involves a lot of planning and prepping. In order to enter this historic route, you must have a GOVERNMENT ISSUED PERMIT obtained by a licensed Inca Trail Tour Operator – such as Glamping Peru Treks. The government will only release 250 permits to start the Short Inca Trail each day and EVERYONE needs a permit – even our crew – so tickets sell out fast. It is imperative to book these treks 3 to 5 months in advance.
Check our calendar below to make sure the government still has permits on your preferred start date.
Make sure you have communicated with us about the availability to make sure your preferred date its still available. You can also send us an email if you have any questions regarding this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, that we will need the following details: Full name as shown on passport, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender
If permits are sold out for the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on your preferred date, you have many options to choose from that it will still allow you to trek to Machu Picchu. Alternative treks that are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail.
ALTERNATIVE TREK OPTIONS:
FYI: To buy the Inca Trail trek permit, we use the original names and passport numbers that you send us with your booking form (they must to complete and accurate).
You must bring the same passport with you to show at the Inca Trail checkpoint for entry.
If the name or number on your passport does not match the name and number on the trek permit, government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.