There are very many beautiful types of places worldwide which are ideal for hiking. The Inca Trail has one of the best spot for hiking as well as sating the curiosity of those who love archeological mysteries with the various Incan ruins. Below are some Inca Trail tips to get you started on your own adventure!
A List of Important Inca Trail Tips
The Inca Trail, which is found in Peru, is 3000 meters long and is under the management of the National Institute of Natural Resources. Every tourist or hiker is required to obey the park regulations which strictly prohibit littering and causing any damage whatsoever to the plants, trees, animals, stones, and trail. Hikers are also banned from starting open fires or camping in the archeological sites unless authorized.
Hikers are presented with beautiful views as the journey winds through hills, valleys, and landscapes from the high alpine to the cloud forest and ending at Machu Picchu.
Alpaca Expeditions provides many different trail experiences, all of which are targeted towards customer satisfaction. Some of those trails include the classic 4D/3N trail, which allows those on the hike to pass beautiful scenery, ruins, and Machu Picchu through the sun gate. Another is the 5D/4N Salkantay Trek, which is the closest point to the mountain peaks while experiencing different micro climates and breathtaking views.
Another trek goes even farther than the Salkantay by allowing those on the trail to meet with the descendants of the Incas and learn about their culture and traditions. Finally, the 2D/1N Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Trail hike explore the Inca Valley by visiting the Pisaq and Ollantaytambo, among others.
Since it is highly visited, the Peruvian government has installed a system that controls some people visiting the trail. As a result, visitors have to book in advance since it is usually very popular. Luckily, permits are available from January through the ministry of Culture-Cusco region’s web page; this year, they are available early, in October.
The trail is filled with ancient archeological sites and wonders, beautiful landscapes, lush clouds, sub-tropical jungle, and the ultimate: ‘the lost city of the Incas’. The trail is definitely worth everyone’s effort.
To plan your Peru adventure and to learn more about the hike to Machu Picchu, get in touch with Alpaca Expeditions. Alpaca Expeditions is a Peruvian travel operator with a main office in located in Cusco, Peru, and we are the top-rated tour operators of the Inca Trail.