During the lockdown, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was impossible to reach Machu Picchu. However, it has again started to welcome guests from all over the world. Since September 2021, it is possible to enjoy trekking on Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. If you desire to trek this route, you need to start planning now and know a few facts. Trekkers have waited long and are booking fast with reputed tour operators, so do not waste time contacting a reputable tour operator and book fast.
Facts about reaching Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail
One of the oldest pilgrimage and beautiful walks in the world is the Inca trail. Still, there is confusion about the role of Machu Picchu. Some think it was a fortress to defend the Inca Empire, while there are some who believe it was a retreat for the royals. However, we know indeed that the Inca Trail is the way to Machu Picchu, and the construction happened around 1440. Inca trail offers the most remarkable trek in the world and the most popular in Peru. Every year almost 400,000 visitors trek this route. However, on one day, only 2500 could enter Machu Picchu, and only 500 have permission to trek on the Inca trail. Actually, only 200 can hike the trail daily, and the remaining 300 are porters.
It is possible to have permits for the Inca trail tour from October. However, it is possible to book the tour before October with reputed tour operators. If you desire to trek Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it is the ideal time to contact a reputable tour operator. They will try their best to obtain permits according to your preferred date; however, it is wise to have a second option so that if it is not possible to have a permit on one date, the tour operator will have another date to try. There is a shortage of permits during the months of May to September. Thousands are planning to trek, so if you are one of them, try contacting the tour operator so you can enter in the 250 permits offered each day.
Best time to try the trek
It is possible to do the trek all through the year except in the month of February. It is during this time the route remains closed for maintenance. May to October is ideal as there will be less sweat and pleasant sun.
You may suffer from altitude sickness so trek slowly so that your body has time to acclimatize to the height.
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