How can I find out the availability of the Inca Trail 4 Days?
The best way to find out the availability of this interesting hike is by contacting an agency authorized to carry out it. Inca Travel Peru, is a specialist in hiking routes, especially in the Inca Trail trek 2 and 4 days. It is only necessary for you to contact one of our sellers so that they can inform you immediately about availability.
How many spots available are there for the Inca Trail 4 Days tour?
Spaces available are limited per day. There are 500 spaces available per day and this includes 250 spaces for tourists and 250 spaces for agency staff such as cooks, guides, assistants, porters, etc.
Can I do the Inca Trail the day after my arrival in Cusco?
Cusco, the imperial city is at an altitude of 3350 meters above sea level. so if you come from a much lower place or at sea level. The best and most recommended thing is to spend at least 2 to 3 days in Cusco before doing the Inca Trail, this is because on the route you will ascend to 4223 meters above sea level. If you want to have an unforgettable experience, the most recommended thing is correct acclimatization and thus you will be able to do the walk without any problem or altitude sickness.
How long is the Inca Trail 4 days and which part is the most difficult?
The Inca Trail 4 days, has a distance of 40 km which is divided day by day. The most complicated day is the second day since you ascend to the highest pass of the trek, this pass is called Warmiwañuska (dead woman’s pass) and is at 4223 meters above sea level.
Is it necessary to book with a Travel Agency the Inca Trail 4 days?
Because it is a journey that requires a lot of maintenance and constant care for being a historical legacy of more than 500 years old, it is necessary, important, and mandatory to book an Authorized travel agency to carry out this adventure. Keep in mind that not all agencies can operate it directly if they do not have the corresponding authorization, at present, there are only 230 travel agencies that meet all the requirements, among them is the Inca Peru Travel team.
Is the Inca Trail open all year?
The Inca Trail operates 11 months a year, except for the month of February, which is closed for maintenance and because it is the month with the most rain in Cusco. Keep in mind that December to March is the rainy season and it can sometimes close for a few days during this time due to inconvenience, landslides, and natural problems. It is important that after booking you are always in contact with your agency salesperson to be constantly updated.
What is the most recommended month to do the Inca Trail?
The most recommended is from April to November. At this time it is the dry season, so you will not find much rain and you will enjoy the mountainous landscapes of the route to the fullest.
How do I book the Inca Trail with Inca Peru Travel?
For being an authorized local direct operator. We ask for 50% of the total amount of the tour, this can be done by credit card, bank deposit or Western Union. Be careful that for a prior reservation, our sellers will ask you for basic and important information such as: Copy of Passport or Identity Document (your identification must be valid and if it is expired, you can make the reservation but you must bring the two original passports to the control at the beginning of the walk), another document will also be the Student Card (if you have one) this so that the corresponding discounts can be applied.
If I have already booked this trek, is it possible to change the date?
No, unfortunately, it is not possible to change the dates, it is important that when booking, you are very sure.
What do I do with all the clothes I have to wear during the 4 days?
As a recommendation, we inform you that you only carry what is necessary, a 45-liter backpack can be good, so you can comfortably carry your belongings. Of course, you have the option of renting an extra porter for your own belongings. There are porters that carry 15Kg that costs US$170 for the entire trip and porters that carry up to 7Kg that cost US$85 for the whole trip. Additionally, do not forget to bring your daily backpack, with everything you need such as: sweets, snacks, rain poncho, jacket, water, etc.
Will I need hiking poles?
The walking poles are really important for this walk as they will help you a lot so that you do not have problems with your knees and have a little more strength when ascending or descending. Keep in mind that there are ascents on stairs and also descents on stairs, so we recommend that you bring a pair of walking sticks.
Will I need a mat and sleeping bag?
Yes, you will need to bring your own sleeping bag, the most recommended are -10°c bags. Regarding the mat, this is included in the price of the tour, however, at the beginning of the walk the guide will give you one and you have to carry it throughout the journey.