Inca Trail Availability

Hoping to Hike the Inca Trail?

How to book the 4 Day, 5 Day or 7 Day Inca Trail!

For many people, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is on their bucket list. This 45km/26 mile trail that leads to one of the 7 World Wonders is one of the most popular hikes in the world. And it’s for a good reason. The hike is spectacular, no matter which route you take. Each day you will pass some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet and roam around amazing ruins. It is a unique adventure.

But 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 – like Alpaca Expeditions. The government will only release 500 permits to start the Inca Trail each day and EVERYONE needs a permit – even our crew – so tickets sell fast. It is imperative to book these treks 5-6 months in advance.

Alpaca Expeditions, 100 % Peruvian company, is a pioneer adventure operator working hard to make our services above all others. We have daily departures, but it’s important to check with a member of our Sales team to get started. Simply email us at, or from live chat on our website, or even call us by whatsapp to 947824774 - skype to alpacaexpeditions or the old fashion way, by phone. We are here to help answer all your questions and prepare for this amazing journey.

How to Book Your Inca Trail Adventure

  • Make sure permits are still available

    Check calendar below to make sure the government still has permits on your preferred start date.

  • Check Our Availability

    Make sure you have talked to a member of the Alpaca Expeditions sales team and that we also are available to start on your preferred date.

  • Book Now

    Remember that we need your details: Full name, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender


Please refer to the calendar below to see our current availabilities for the 2019 Inca Trail Permits.
You will see the number of permits available for each day of the month.

Note that these permits are not only for Alpaca Expeditions but for all licensed tour operators here in Cusco- Peru.

Inca Trail permits are in very high demand and are selling out fast every day! We highly suggest securing your booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out on this journey of a lifetime.

Alpaca Expeditions offer DAILY departures for Group & Private tours on 4, 5 and 7 day Inca Trail hikes to Machu Picchu,
so feel free to choose the best date for you and your travel schedule.

Please note that we do require a minimum of 2 trekkers to start a booking. However, no worries solo travelers! You are absolutely welcome to join in one of our treks given we have a current booking open for your preferred date.

Permits are limited to 500 people per day. BOOK NOW

4, 5 & 7 Day Inca Trail Availability 2019

January 2019

Febuary 2019 - Closed for trail maintenance

March 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

April 2019 - SOLD OUT

May  2019 - SOLD OUT

June 2019 - SOLD OUT

July 2019 - SOLD OUT

August 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

September 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

October 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

November 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

December 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

How Book 4, 5 & 7 Day Inca Trail for 2019?

If you are hoping to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, then you must start booking the trip now. According the new government regulation for the Inca trail from official SERNAMP or Culture of Minister, permits for the next season started being released on October 5th, and some days for March, April, May and June are filling up quickly, so, in order to avoid dissapoiments we recommend you to book it as soon as possible .

Look at the chart below and click in your best preferred hiking month and you will see the number of spots available at the government website per day, if it says 0 in your preferred departure date it means it is sold out but you only need permit for the starting day.

How you can book and secure your inca trail hike? You only need to click in our book now bottom and fill out with your correct complete details and put down your deposit of $200 per person, then we will secure your permits and create your invoice and send the confirmation by email within few hours. Alpaca Expeditions is the best Hiking company in Peru to Machu picchu, we are #1 ranked in TA , and we are office licensed tour operator here in Cusco Peru

2 Day Inca Trail Availability

January 2019

Febuary 2019 - Closed for trail maintenance

March 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

April 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

May  2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

June 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

July 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

August 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

September 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

October 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

November 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)

December 2019 - AVAILABLE (Daily departures)


All permits are non-transferable in NAME and START DATE. They must match your passport information: Full Name, Passport Number, Date of Birth, Nationality and Gender.

classic inca trail trek 4days

Availability for Alternative Treks

Alternative treks are just as beautiful as the Inca Trail and still end in Machu Picchu. There are lots of routes to choose from and we have departures almost every day. Just contact us and we will find the perfect fit for you and your schedule.

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Salkantay 5D/4N

$575 US Per Person

Lares Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N

Lares 4D/3N

$550 US Per Person


Rainbow Mountain Hike - 1 Day

Rainbow Mountain 1 Day

$235 US Per Person


Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 5D/4N

Classic Salkantay Trek 5D/5N

The most popular trek. Commonly treks leave every day. Trek Details

Classic Salkantay Trek 4D/3N

Due to the popularity of the longer version, we have created a shorter one for those in a hurry to finish. We have a few of these treks leaving every week. Trek Details

4D/3N Lares Trek to Machu Picchu

Another of our most popular Lares trek. Allows you to spend time with local families and meet the most beautiful llamas up close. Treks leave almost every day. TREK DETAILS

3D/2N Huchuy Qosqo to Machu Picchu

For those with a short amount of time in the area, but still want to experience a little camping. This is a beautiful hike and can be scheduled any day as long as we have two trekkers. TREK DETAILS

Rainbow Mountain Full Day

This is a beautiful hike to the now famous Rainbow Mountain. As long as we have two people, we can schedule this hike at any time. TREK DETAILS

7D/6N Ausangate & Sivinacchoha Mountain

This is an off the beaten path trek that does not visit Machu Picchu. It is done privately and can be scheduled almost any time as long as we have two trekkers. TREK DETAILS

4D/3N Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain

This trek travels around Ausangate mountain, visiting the beautiful Rainbow Mountain. It is a great trek to do in addition to a trek that visits Machu Picchu. Done only privately with a 2 person minimum. TREK DETAILS

Lots of Options...

Alternative Treks with Alpaca Expeditions

There are lots of roads to Machu Picchu and other areas in the Inca Capital to explore. We have daily departures and are ready to take you on your greatest adventure yet.

Salkantay 4D

Availability for Train and Day Tours

For those looking to train to Machu Picchu or just spend the day with us visiting the Sacred Valley or around the city, there are daily departures on all tours. Please talk with a member of our team and we will gladly book you for your tour around the Inca Capital.

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