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If you’re looking for the best way to hike the Inca Trail 2021, this classic route offers a unique approach which avoids the main crowds, and follows the ideal schedule for timing your
visit to Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes that exist in the world for its exquisite natural beauty and different ecological niches ranging from high deserts to tropical forests.
It is becoming more and more difficult to get permits. This year in 2019 almost all of the permits were sold out for the high demand weeks of April, May, June and July within the 1st day of going on sale. By the end of March 2020, the permits were almost completely sold out until mid September! , the Peruvian Tourism Board introduced a permit system that allows only a limited number of people (500) to hike the trail each day. The 500 daily permits include the porters, cooks, and guides who support the tour groups, leaving just 200 permits available for tourists.
This year the permits for 2020 went on sale on the 1st of October 2019. It will probably be the same in 2020 for the permits of 2021. If you wait you may loose out!
Embark from Ollantaytambo, one of South America’s oldest villages
Crossover Dead Woman’s Pass (4212m) for breathtaking views of Pumahuanca
Camp at Phuyupatamarca, “‘the place above the clouds”
Descend the Wiñay Wayna terraces and through the Intipunku gateway