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The Inca Trail guide 2019 - experience the Machu Picchu hike

We have been working on this guide to help you plan your Inca Trail experience. We are going to include one new section every week. Each section in this article will be the summary of a newly released post. For further information on that topic you can click the link to the complete post on the topic.

We hope that your experience in the Machu Picchu Hike will be the best!

The Inca Trail Guide 2019 Contents

Inca Trail permits availability: things to know

This is a short summary of this post

  1. Given the high demand of hiking the Inca Trail by travelers all around the world and high  infrastructure costs of maintaining the trail, the Peruvian Culture Institute set only 500 permits available each day of the year. Considering that each traveler may take with them guides and porters, the actual number of permits available for travelers comes down to between 200 and 300.
  2. May and June are the months with more demand of permits. They are the fastest selling months of the year. Sometimes selling out permits in just a month. 
  3. Permits go on sale every year for the next year. Usually near the end of the year.
  4. There are two main seasons in Cusco and Machu Picchu. The dry season starts on the second week of April to the second week of November. The rainy season, on the other hand, runs from Mid-November to Mid-April. 

To read complete post click here: Inca Trail Permits 2019: Availability, Cost and more!

Machu Picchu Guide 2019 – December 2018 Update 

The Peruvian Government is constantly seeking to maintain Machu Picchu’s sustainability and to improve visitors on-site experience. New regulations regarding Machu Picchu have recently been made official by the Peruvian Government. The new regulations are the following: New entry times and new guide regulation. Click the following link to view the complete Machu Picchu Guide 2019 – December 2018 Update post. 

Pisac: Ruins and Terraces at the Sacred Valley of Urubamba

On your way to Machu Picchu, you’ll be able to visit the Pisac Ruins and Market. We have prepared a great video of the ruins and terraces. Please clic this link to view the video.

Machu Picchu: Huayna Picchu Hike

Although the hike up is very steep and has sections of narrow steps, the sense of accomplishment when arriving to the mountain top is one of a kind. Please clic this link to view the complete post.

Machu Picchu: With or Without a Guide?

“Although your Machu Picchu Guide will have to follow the circuit as indicated by the official routes, we recommend booking private or 6 people maximum sized groups.”

We have prepared a great post regarding this topic. Please clic this link to view the complete post.

Machu Picchu Inca Trail: What to Expect

“The Machu Picchu Inca Trail is an adventure of a lifetime. Not only is the trail limited to 500 visitors per day (including porters, guides and other trekking staff, which limits, even more, the number of visitors that can access it), but it is also a demanding journey.” Please clic this link to view the complete post.

Inca Trail map: Classic and Express Routes

“This Inca Trail Map post will give you a bird’s eye view on what the journey to Machu Picchu looks like.” Please clic this link to view the complete post.

Extra tip 1: Bus or Hike?

Please remember that to get from Aguas Calientes Town (river-side) to Machu Picchu (mountain-top) you’ll need to hike your way to and from or take the official bus (which require tickets).

Extra tip 2: The BMQ Travel difference

At bmqtravel.com we are proud of servicing the best camping experience. We service chef designed meals and provide the best immersive experiences. Our travelers rate us THE best way to get to Machu Picchu.

Extra tip 3: we’re glad to help you plan!

Planning a vacation to Peru? Interested in going to Machu Picchu? At bmqtravel.com we are a team of expert advisors that will gladly help you on planning your perfect trip! Contact us!

At BMQ Travel we strive for excellence in service and customer satisfaction. As part of that vision we elaborate this guides for travelers who are interested in the main Adventures and Activities Peru has to offer. 

Where next?

Click here to view our: Ranking of Treks in Peru by Difficulty to see which one fits according to your needs and experience.

Interested in booking a Tour to Machu Picchu? Click here to learn more about our: 2D/1N Machu Picchu Inca Trail Hike or hour 4D/3N Machu Picchu Inca Trail Classic Hike

Train instead of hike? Click here to see Machu Picchu by Train.

Click here to learn more about our: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek Tours or Click here to learn about our recommended tour: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days (1 day hike)

Click here to lear more about our Multi-Day Adventure Tours around Peru.

Get in touch

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Peru Tourism related links

  • PromPeru – Peru Export and Tourism Promotion Board
  • MTC – Ministry of Transport and Communications (Peru)
  • Mincetur – Ministry of Tourism and Exports
  • Mincetur Tourism – Tourism Area of the Mincetur

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