Inca Trail Availability

The allure of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 2024 is undeniable, but securing permits and tickets can be a challenging endeavor. In this comprehensive guide, we hone in on the critical aspect of Inca Trail Availability. We’ll provide you with essential insights and expert strategies to ensure you don’t miss out on this extraordinary adventure.

Swift Action for Inca Trail Access

To walk the Inca Trail, timing is everything. We are currently accepting advance bookings for 2023, spanning March to August. To guarantee your spot, act promptly, as availability tends to sell out swiftly, often up to six to eight months in advance.

Huayna Picchu: A Limited Gem

For those yearning to explore the heights of Huayna Picchu, it’s crucial to understand that availability for this thrilling experience is exceedingly limited. It typically sells out for nearly every month of the year. To include this gem in your itinerary, advance reservations are a must.

Classic Inca Trail: Peak Season Demand

The Classic Inca Trail, a 4 day odyssey through breathtaking landscapes and ancient ruins, is in high demand, especially from May to August. We highly recommend securing your reservation well in advance to secure your spot on this sought-after journey.


  1. Hiking Inca Trial in May
  2. Hiking Inca Trail in June
  3. Hiking Inca Trail in July
  4. Hiking Inca Trail in August

Exclusive Insights: Identical Availability

Rest assured, our Inca Trail availability aligns with that of any other authorized agency. This information comes directly from the Ministry of Culture, ensuring transparency and accuracy.

February Closure: Maintenance and Rain

Inca Trail availability is closed throughout February, mandated by the Ministry of Culture. This allows essential maintenance, upkeep, and cleaning, crucial during the heavy rains of this month.

Variable Spaces: Act Swiftly

The number of available Inca Trail spaces can fluctuate greatly. Agencies typically book up to 30 spaces, but availability can change rapidly. Don’t be surprised if spaces fill up swiftly.

The Authority of the Ministry of Culture

Access to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Huayna Picchu is exclusively managed by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture. They have the sole authority to grant access, preserving the sanctity of these historic sites.

Daily Quota: 500 Spaces, Staff Included

The Inca Trail allows a maximum of 500 visitors per day, including essential staff like porters, cooks, and guides. Due to the pandemic, ticket allocation is gradually increasing to promote responsible tourism.

Alternative Trails: Plan Your Visit

If you opt for alternative routes like the Salkantay Trek, Inca Jungle, Choquequirao Trek, or Lares Trek, remember that your visit to Machu Picchu occurs on the final day of your trek.

Choose Your 2023 Circuit

In 2023, you have the choice of five distinctive circuits within Machu Picchu. For a detailed overview and guidance on circuit selection, refer to our dedicated in our blog: New Machu Picchu Circuits.

  • Circuit 1: Classic Inca Trail and Short Inca Trail (Last day at Machu Picchu)
  • Circuit 2: Huayna Picchu and Huchuy Picchu (Last day at Machu Picchu)
  • Circuit 3: Machu Picchu Mountain (Last day at Machu Picchu)
  • Circuit 4: Llacta de Machu Picchu (Option to choose any circuit)

Real-Time Availability: Your Edge

To streamline your booking process, our availability information is displayed in real-time. Start by selecting your preferred tour, then specify the month and year of your intended visit. The number shown for each day signifies the remaining available spaces. A “0” indicates that no spaces remain.

This invaluable information is generously provided by the Regional Directorate of Culture of Cusco, ensuring you have the most current details at your fingertips.

How to Book Inca Trail Permits for 2023 & 2024?

Booking your Inca Trail adventure with Andean Soul Adventure is quick and easy. Follow these simple steps to secure your spot:

1. Visit our website and explore the Inca Trail options: Short Inca Trail 2 Days or Classic Inca Trail 4 Days.

2. Check the availability calendar to find open dates for your preferred trek.

3. Select your desired trek, click and then book.

4. Fill out the required information, including the number of participants and any additional preferences.

5. Review the booking details and proceed to make your payment securely through our online system.

6. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email with all the necessary information.

7. Prepare for your adventure by reviewing our recommended packing list and any additional guidelines provided.

8. On the scheduled day, our experienced team will meet you at the designated starting point, ready to guide you on your Inca Trail journey.

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Andean Soul Adventure. Book your Inca Trail trek today and get ready to experience the wonders of Machu Picchu in the heart of the Andes.