2017 Permits on Sale NOW!!!
The government released permits almost an entire month early - allowing us to tell people before Christmas about our success securing their permits. Permits are still available for all year, with many dates sold out in May and June for the 4, 5 and 7 day treks (2 Day treks are still 100% available), but all other months look good. If this is the trip you dream of making in 2017, book now. Getting your permits secured early ensures you will take this amazing adventure. We are here to help answer all your questions.
What to do if your date is sold out? No worries. Alpaca Expeditions offers the most amazing alternative treks to the Inca Trail that still include camping under the stars, some of the most beautiful scenery the planet offers, and you will have the change to see sunrise over Machu Picchu.
We are excited for our best season ever. Happy New Year!
AVAILABILITY (IN REAL TIME)
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2 Day Inca Trail Availability
JANUARY 2017: CLOSED
FEBRUARY 2017: CLOSED
MARCH 2017: CLOSED
APRIL 2017: AVAILABLE
MAY 2017: AVAILABLE
JUNE 2017: AVAILABLE
JULY 2017: AVAILABLE
AUGUST 2017: AVAILABLE
SEPTEMBER 2017: AVAILABLE
OCTOBER 2017: AVAILABLE
NOVEMBER 2017: AVAILABLE
DECEMBER 2017: AVAILABLE
Permits for the Inca Trail
Many people don’t realize that there is a limit of 500 trekkers per day to start the Inca Trail, and that number includes all of the support staff – guides, cooks, and porters. In order to preserve the integrity of this famous part of what the Inca called the Qhapaq Ñan – the 24,800 mile system of paths that run through the Andes and the ancient Inca Empire and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – no hooved pack animals are allowed along the majority of what is now known as the Inca Trail. We therefore have to rely on people to help us carry camping gear, food, sleeping and cooking supplies. In ancient times these people were called “chaskis” that ran like lightning along these paths tag-team style, and were famed for the speed in which they could get messages across the vast expanse of the Inca Empire. Today, for each group of 6 trekkers, Alpaca Expeditions will have 11 porters, 1 chef and 1 guide. So you can see that we need triple the number of permits to enter the Inca Trail as we have trekkers. Thus the high demand for the 500-per-day permits.
“Few romances can ever surpass that of the granite citadel
on top of the beetling precipices of Machu Picchu,
the crown of Inca Land.”
- HIRAM BINGHAM --
Booking your 2017 Inca Trail
Permits are secured with your name, passport number, date of birth and nationality for a particular day to enter the trail. Once your permit secured, the Peruvian government allows no changes to be made under any circumstances, permits are not transferable to another name or date. Once we receive your booking details and deposit, we will secure your permit and confirm your reservation - and you will be 100% guaranteed to enter the Inca Trail for this date. So make sure you have your passports ready and your start date set and let us do everything else!
Permits are first come, first serve and once they are secured, can not be changed. Transfers of names and dates are absolutely PROHIBITED. So make sure that your start date works well with flights and times off of work, and that your permit is purchased in the name on your passport.
2 Day Inca Trail is Still Available All Year
Alpaca Expeditions will create a lifetime experience for you, we are a very flexible company because we understand your needs, for example if you want to stay longer at Machu picchu and stay extra night and purchase your train tickets for next day, if you want to stay extra night in Aguas Calientes and return to Machu picchu the next day, vistadome upgrades, huaynapicchu climbs, we will acomódate your needs, just contact us.
Our company is 100% local company and helping to several local villages with our social projects. We include the best equipment and human logistics to create a life time experience for you.
Our team is always ready to assist with any questions you may have. Feel free to email us at email@example.com or click on chat now from our web page. We can even talk by Skype or phone. We are here to help.
Get ready for the best adventure yet with Alpaca Expeditions.