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About Inca Trail

Useful Information

In this section you will find tips that will make you enjoy your trip.

Geographic Location

The Inca Trail begins at Km 82 of the city of Cusco on the way to Machu Picchu, it has a distance of 42 kilometers.


During the path of the road you will pass through several altitudinal points from 2850 m.s.n.m. up to 4215 m.s.n.m., descending to Machu Picchu at approximately 2430 m.s.n.m.


The climate in the Inca trail is very varied. In the day it is usually sunny, dry in the first two days and wet in the third and fourth. During the night, the first two camps are usually cold, but the third camp is temperate. The rainy season starts at the end of November and lasts until March.

Rules for the visitor

It is important to comply with the following rules for the visit to the Inca Trail:

  • Bring the visitor’s ticket.
  • Let yourself be guided only by the established path.
  • Do not camp inside the enclosures.
  • Do not pollute the environment.
  • Do not depredate flora and fauna.
  • Do not scare the animals.
  • Do not make bonfires during the journey, they are prohibited.
  • Do not throw garbage on the road, take it with you to the waste sites.
  • Do not dig
  • Take care of cultural heritage.
  • Do not bring alcoholic beverages.


Altitude sickness, so you are asked to keep in mind some recommendations such as:

  • When arriving in the city of Cusco take some infusions of coca leaves (or mate de coca).
  • Drink plenty of water during walks, if possible drink bottled water.
  • Eat a light meal, without excess fat.
  • During the journey of the Inca Trail, walk slowly on the first day and avoid making useless efforts.
  • In the case of being a smoker, try to reduce your consumption as much as possible.
  • It is good to stop and rest when you feel an absence of oxygen.
  • Always check with your guide if you have any discomfort; He is prepared and trained to help him.
  • Document or PassportImportant notes: Identity

    It is important to present the same original documents (Identity or passport) with which you registered the reservation at the time of entering the Inca Trail, otherwise you can not enter. The document numbers must match the ones I make in the reservation.

    If for any reason I change the passport number after making the reservation, please communicate before your arrival in Cusco or bring the 2 documents (the old and the new one).

    Extra Night in Aguas Calientes

    If you wish to stay an additional night we transfer the return train ticket for the 5th day. After the reservation there is no option to change the date for this ticket (the change would have to be made personally when you arrive in Cusco), due to the policies of the train companies.

    You will need to make a reservation for hotel night in Aguas Calientes for 4th day.
    Optional: you can buy the Machu Picchu and / or Huayna Picchu tickets for the 5th day (not included in the package).

    Mountain to Huayna Picchu

    If you want to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu the best is for the 5th day, for the physical effort that is needed, plus if you do for the 4th day would be paying 2 times for the entrance to Machu Picchu, as this income is included in the price of the Inca trail.


  • Original passport or identity document, with which you made the reservation of the Inca Trail, another does not work.
  • Entrance ticket.
  • Clothes

  • Carry at least 2 changes of clothes.
  • Long pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Short and short-sleeved shirts to wear during the day.
  • Wear a hat or scarf, scarf, stockings, gloves, and a thick medium-weight feather or similar coat, as well as waterproof if it rains.
  • Used walking boots, sneakers or tennis shoes.
  • Jacket or warm clothes for the cold.
  • Waterproof or rain coat in the wet or rainy season.
  • Walking shoes.
  • Bath linen (in case of going to the thermal baths).
  • Small towel.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Food

  • Non-perishable food.
  • Snack like cookies, sweets, dried fruits, chocolates, energy bars, fruits.
  • Bottle of water and / or purifying tablets.
  • Implements

  • A backpack.
  • Water Canteen.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Repellent, sunblock and hat.
  • Hand-held flashlight or headlamp.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Canes covered with rubber for the walk.
  • Sun glasses with UV protection.