Inca Trail Permits

4-Day Inca Trail Availability & Permits 2025

The Inca Trail is a unique experience that transports you through the history and natural beauty of the ancient Incas. If you’re seeking an unforgettable adventure and want to immerse yourself in Peruvian culture, the 4 day Inca Trail is the perfect choice for you in 2024. But book quickly! Tickets sell out fast.

Day 1: The Beginning of a Great Journey!

Your journey starts in the awe inspiring Sacred Valley, where you’ll find yourself surrounded by majestic mountains and lush vegetation. As you venture along the trail, you’ll feel the excitement and anticipation as you walk in the footsteps of the ancient Incas.

During the first day, you’ll traverse incredible landscapes and pass fascinating archaeological ruins. The highlight of this day is reaching Wayllabamba, a beautiful campsite nestled amidst mountains and waterfalls, where you can rest and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our expert cook and his team.

Day 2: Embrace Nature and Face Challenges

Get ready for a day filled with adventure and challenges! The second day of the Inca Trail is the most challenging, however the most rewarding. You’ll tackle the famous Warmiwañusca pass, also known as the Dead Woman’s Pass, which sits at an altitude of 4,200 meters above sea level. As you ascend, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.

After conquering Warmiwañusca, you’ll descend into the Pacaymayo Valley, where you’ll spend the night at a campsite surrounded by imposing mountains. You can relax, enjoy a delicious dinner, and share stories with your fellow travelers.

Day 3: Uncover the Greatness of Inca History

Today, you’ll explore the ruins of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca, offering fascinating insights into Inca history and culture. You’ll walk along stone paved paths and mountain sides, discovering the grandeur of Inca architecture as you make your way towards the mystical citadel of Machu Picchu.

The third day culminates with a visit to Wiñay Wayna, a beautiful Inca citadel perched high on the side of a mountain. Here, you’ll enjoy one of the most awe-inspiring views of the journey as you witness the sunset over the hill tops, preparing you for the climax of your adventure.

Day 4: The Magical Sunrise at Machu Picchu!

The final day of the Inca Trail begins early in the morning to ensure you arrive at Inti Punku, also known as the Sun Gate, in time to witness the magical sunrise over the breathtaking Machu Picchu. As the first rays of light illuminate the ancient citadel, you’ll be filled with a sense of wonder and awe.

Inca Trail Permits

4 day inca trail availability
Dead Woman’s Pass on the Inca Trail

Permits for the 2025 season are released as early as the 01st of October 2024. Give us a call now at Orange Nation to reserve your spot before they are sold out.

Because of the popularity of the trek, popular dates are very lightly to sell out at a blink of an eye – so we highly recommend providing at least 3 alternative dates to maximize your chances of getting permits.

So if you want to tick the famous Inca Trail off your bucket list, then there’s no time to waste, reserve your space now! With only 500 tickets available per day, we cannot guarantee availability on your preferred dates. The daily limit also includes 300 permits that are solely reserved for guides, porters, and other support staff. This means that only 200 permits are available to trekkers.

Let Orange Nation Peru handle all your reservations, for a smooth and well organized journey. Focus on what’s really important…hiking the Inca Trail and taking in the beauty and awe of Machu Picchu.

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The Inca trail is a famous hiking trail in Cusco, Peru. It has many variations including the popular Classic Inca Trail and Short Inca Trail. The trail follows in the same footsteps the Incas took more than 600 years ago, enroute to the sacred Machu Picchu Citadel. Also known as “Camino Inka”.

The trail begins in the small town of Ollantaytambo and finishes in Machu Picchu. You have the pleasure of trekking through various micro-climates in the Andes Mountain before arriving to the citadel, which is in subtropical climates.

The only way to book the Inca Trail is to source a tour operator that’s been licensed and authorized by the Ministry of Culture. Once you have chosen a tour operator, next step is to select your travel dates and check availability.

After we confirm availability for the dates required, you must then pay your deposit. Next, forward personal information with a copy of your passport. Finally, we will book your tickets and send you a confirmation email.

Since 2002, everyone who has hiked the Inca Trail needs a guide and permit. The Peruvian government imposed a number of regulations and limitations in order to help preserve the trail. The most important of these regulations is the number of people that can start the trek on any given day.

Permits for the Inca Trail can only be obtained through a licensed tour operator. You cannot obtain a permit yourself. You must provide accurate passport information at the time of booking.

The permits are not transferable and you have to bring the same passport you used to book your trek, otherwise the rangers will not allow you to enter onto the trail. Your personal information and passport number needs to match your permit.

This is fully dependent on the tour operator you choose. With Orange Nation you can look forward to a licensed, bilingual and knowledgeable guide for the entirety of the trek. Also included is a guided tour inside the Citadel of Machu Picchu.

In addition, we provide personal porters to carry your luggage (up to 7Kg) and to set up your campsites during the hike. Our chef and his assistant will prepare abundant, restaurant standard meals. Finally, we provide camping equipment of the highest standard.

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Book with us and let us make your experience unforgettable. We’re here to help you with everything you need and to ensure that your adventure on the Inca Trail is an unforgettable one. Don’t wait any longer, book with us today!

Orange Nation Peru Team!