Hello fellow bloggers, today we will talk about the classic 4-day Inca Trail to MachuPicchu, we will give tips on what months are the best to do there, walk it. Learn more reading on our blog in Portuguese.
History of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
Today we now know that the Inca Trail was a route, a fast way to get to Machu Picchu, used by the Inca Emperor in the 15th century. It was also used by the last Incas to take refuge in MachuPicchu, when the spanish conquest began, the Incas already knew they could not defeat the Spanish.
The Inca Trail is only a small section of a much larger network, of which we only know a small part. It is only a small part of an extensive Inca trail system of over 2.2000 kilometres that joined the Tahuantinsuyo Empire “which means the 4 regions of the Inca Empire: that extended from Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, some parts of Chile and Argentina were also included.
Nowadays, every year many thousands of people, tourists come from all over the world to do the 4-day Inca trail, following the path of the ancient Incas. Nowadays, every year many thousands of people, tourists come from all over the world to do the 4-day Inca trail, following the path of the ancient Incas.
When is the best time to do the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?
The Inca Trail for Machupicchu is extremely popular with adventurers from all over the world, as it is among the top 5 treks in the world. So places run out fast, limited by day and sold out fast. This is an activity that you have to book in advance.
**April – September is the dry season, when rainfall is low. This is seen as a better time to visit as the weather is better. Therefore, you can expect a larger crowd during this period.
**November – February is the rainy season, and then it always rains heavily daily, and tickets for this period can be easier to book as people prefer to trek to Machupicchu in the dry season when it does not rain.
**March and October are the bridge seasons, and the trail closes in February each year for maintenance.
How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail?
Usually, every adventure traveller asks this question. How far in advance do I need to book?
It is recommended to book 6 months in advance, so you don’t run the risk of running out of places for your adventure in Peru.
Permits are sold out months in advance and normally, we recommend booking the Inca Trail 8 months before your trip to Peru, South America.
If you want to go during the peak period, you have to book well in advance. I had to book five months in advance (in May) to get a spot at the end of October.
The Inca Trail daily booking is limited to 500 people per day, however, keep in mind that this number includes people who are part of the trekking support teams, porters, cooks, guides and so on.
Which usually amounts to 300, and this means that only 200 people can do, enter the classic 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu daily.
If you want to do the 4-day classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, you can contact us via whatsapp, email or through our website DREAMY TOURS.
The temperature during the Inca Trail
The temperature during the Inca Trail trek in the 4 days varies from 10°C to 18°C.
The annual minimum temperature ranges from 8° to 11.2°C. In June, July and August the temperature can often drop below freez.
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