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Short Inca Trail Availability – Permits 2022-2023

Do you want to Experience the Short Inca Trail in 2022-2023 to Machu Picchu? Permits for the Inca Trail and for the 1 Day Inca Trail sell out like hotcakes and if you want to reach Machu Picchu in 2022 and the following years, you better start booking your trip to Peru. Continue reading and find out how you can finally make your dreams come true. dot not miss this hike AMIGOS FROM THE WORLD!

This less arduous Short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu requires Hotel or camping or hauling of backpacks. But the six-hour trek still allows you to experience the magnificent Inca site of Wiñayhuayna, accessible solely via the Inca Trail. And you also get to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate — known in the Quechua language as Inti Punku, which translates to “Gateway of the Sun.

The second day we start with the trip to Machu Picchu where there is a guided tour of about two hours after which you can walk around in the city itself. Alternatively you can choose to hike the Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu extra, this has to be booked in advance.

One Day Short Inca Trail  Includes:

  • Priva van
  • Train to “Kilometer 104”
  • Box lunch on the trail (Optional vegetarian)
  • One night Aguas Calientes hotel 3*
  • Round Train tickets Ollantaytambo and then a private van to Cusco
  • Professional guide (English-speaking)
  • Entrance fees  for Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus tickets round trip
  • Private Guided tour of Machu Picchu

DAY 1 Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Km 104 / Wiñayhuayna – Sungate – Machu picchu

We pick you up from your hotel to the train station and train journey approximately 1:30 mimites to the train stop at Kilometer 104. There we will cross the foot bridge over the Urubamba River and register with park officials who will check our permits to begin our One day Inca trail trek. We arrive almost immediately at the ruins of Chachabamba (Alt. 7448ft / 2270m), where your guide will spend a bit of time explaining archaeological theories about site’s buildings, foundains and water channels. Then we start a three-hour ascent up the narrowing path, offering spectacular open views of the valley down below. You will have an overview of the ruins of Choquesuysuy, before reaching a pristine waterfall, which signals our approach to Wiñayhuayna (Alt. 8694ft / 2650m), the largest and most spectacular ruins in the area after Machu Picchu. From there, it is a leisurely hour’s trek through a forest of large trees and giant ferns, reaching a steep Inca granite staircase that leads up to the Inti Punku “Sun Gate,” where Machu Picchu comes into view (Alt. 7874ft / 2400m). We will be in the Machu Picchu area only for a short time, because we have to continue to the village of Aguas Calientes, to settle in to the hotel of your choice and spend the night. Hiking time: 06 hours (Lunch Box/D)

DAY 2 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Private Guided Tour – Cusco

Around 6 a.m. we will board the bus with a professional guide to make the 25-minute ride to Machu Picchu. The guided tour of the ancient citadel will take place as early as possible, when the ruins are relatively peaceful, before the daily train arrives with other visitors from Cusco. You will have plenty of time to enjoy and explore the magical ruins. After that we will return to Aguas Calientes and take the train to Ollantaytambo, then transfer to a private bus back to Cusco. (B)

(B) Breakfast, 

Note: With daily limits placed on the number of people allowed onto the trail, it is important that you book two to three months in advance of your trip. If you are planning your journey for the high season (June, July and August) it is best to reserve your trail permit five months ahead of your trip. Regulations enforced by local authorities do not permit hikers to enter the Inca Trail alone. You must be accompanied by a certified guide.

Route:Closed February
Altitude:7448 – 8694 f.a.s.l. / 2270 – 2650 m.a.s.l.
High SeasonJune-July-August
Duration2 Days / 1 Night
Level of DifficultyModerate

Not Included:

  • 2 Second Lunch
  • Airport transport
  • Services meals or tips not described in the itinerary

What you should bring:

  • Day pack
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
  • Strong, comfortable footwear
  • Jacket or sweater (something warm)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Strong sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Variety of small snacks, dried fruit, chocolate,crackers, etc.
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • You must bring your original passport on the trail. (In order to enter the Inca Trail, your passport details are checked by local government representatives against the details on the trek permit.)

For this short inca trail 2 day we need in advance,

  1. copy of your passport
  2. Departure Days

Similar Hikes to Machu Picchu

2 Days  Inca Trail with Camping

 Sacred Valley Tour & Short Inca Trail 3 Days

 1 Day Inca Trail Hike

Inca Trail Permits Availability 2020 – Per Month:

  1. – January: AVAILABLE                                     – July: AVAILABLE
  2. February: UNAVAILABLE                            – August: AVAILABLE
  3. – March: AVAILABLE                                        – September: AVAILABLE
  4. – April:  AVAILABLE                                          – October: AVAILABLE
  5. – May:  AVAILABLE                                            – November: AVAILABLE
  6. – June:  AVAILABLE  

BOOK NOW  this  Short Inca Trail 2022-2023 with confidence  and secure your spot with us or send us a email to andeanpathtravel@gmail.com to our expert customer service.

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  • Once in a lifetime experience
    David acted as our guide during our 4 day Inca Trail adventure in April. David went above and beyond for everyone and really made the trip a “once in a lifetime” experience.
    No question was a stupid question and we learnt so much during the hike itself and when we eventually reached Machu Picchu. When we struggled up those Incan steps David was there offering support and never made anyone feel they were lagging behind or causing an inconvenience. I can’t recommend David or the Inca Trail enough and I will definitely be back!!

    Sarah Cloonan
    Dublin - Ireland
  • Machu Picchu would not have been the same without doing the 5-day comfort tour of the Inca Trail first, and entering through the Sun Gate. David and his crew did a phenomenal job taking care of us, with patient hiking tips, amazing meals and exceptional service every step of the way. My husband and I are both in our 50’s, and we went with our 24 year old son. The altitude was definitely noticeable the first two days, and when they say the hike is challenging – they mean it! However, the physical exertion is well worth the effort for the breathtaking views! David timed our day so that we had plenty of time to comfortably hike, and still enjoy all of the scenery. He chose the best camping spots so we could relax in the evenings with a cup of coca tea and watch the sunsets! This was definitely a once-in-a-life-time experience! Put this on your bucket list!

    Sandra M
    Italy - Rome
  • Once in a lifetime” Experience
    When i did the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in June a dream came true and i had the trip of my lifetime.
    I coud not wish for a better guide than David. He is a fantastic guide and made this trip to something special.
    Although the hike was very hard at some points, David was very supportive and helped every member of my group keep ging. He was very funny and we had always a good laugh together. Besides he had an awesome cultural and historical knowledge and told us a lot of interesting things about the trail itself and every ruin we visited, especially about Machu Picchu.
    David made our four day hike to an amazing and unforgettable experience and i highly recommend him as a tour guide to everyone i know.
    If i ever come back to Peru, i will definitely join one of Davids tours again!
    Lovely greetings from Germany

    Sarah Schoenborn
    Würzburg - Germany
  • Thank you David!
    Thank you for an incredible outdoore experience. 4 days Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu july31- aug4 was amazing. With our guide David and his stuff we had excellent food, breathtaking views, knowledgement of local culture and history and support of all kind when needed.
    I can higly recommend David and his stuff!

    Ingela D
  • Amazing !!
    I was fortunate enough to have David as a guide whilst doing the inca trail trek. David was knowledgeable, kind, engaging, fun and respectful. He took time to get to know each member of our group and allowed us to go at our own pace. I would highly recommend David as a guide for future travellers. 🙂

    Stepho Jenko
    Australia Meridional - Australia
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