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  • Departures: Bookings in advance 6 months prior to arrival minimum.
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate 


  1. To enter the Inca Trail you must obtain a permit from the (Regional Directorate of Culture - Cusco). This authorization must be acquired through an agency Operator Authorized to Operate Red Camino Inca 2017.
  2. The number of people who can enter the Inca Trail is limited. It is therefore necessary to make reservations at least six months in advance, especially for high season from May 1 to October 30.
  3. To make a reservation we require your personal information: full name, nationality, passport number, age, copy of Student Card ISIC CARD updated in the year (Official Isic card 2017).
  4. When the tour commences at the entrance to the Inca Trail you must present your original passport with which you acquired the license. (or photo Original student (if applicable)) . If you made the original reservation and have subsequently changed  your passport with which he obtained the permit, then you must bring two passports - the old and the new.


  • Original passport and copy (ISIC student card - green card if you are a student). You must carry your student card as it is mandatory display in the checkpoint of Machu Picchu or the Inca Trail.

Note: If for any reason you changed to a  new passport after making the booking, please bring with you the previous passport or two clear copies of old passport along with your new passport.

  • Travel Insurance is essential
  • Sleeping bag can be rented in our office.
  • Walking Shoes Waterproof (with protective ankle)
  • waterproof jacket or poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T / shirts
  • detachable Comfortable pants for hiking
  • Rain pants
  • Swimsuit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sunscreen (factor 35 recommended) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent 15% DEET at least
  • A bottle of water.
  • toilet paper and wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Flashlights with extra batteries, we recommend headlamps
  • Extra money for any emergency or to buy a few things along the Inca Trail.


  • shorts, headbands
  • The hiking poles (with rubber on the tips) can also be rented at our office

NOTE: walking poles are not allowed in the citadel of Machu Picchu.

Optional services:

  • sleeping bag during travel (-15 ° C): add US $ 20
  • Walking canes (Leki or blackdiamond) during the tour (02 sticks): add $ 15 (Recommended for hiking)


  1. Extra porter: For added comfort you can count on the services of an extra porter, to carry your backpack. You must make an additional payment. The extra carrier can load up to 14 kilos, not walking with you. He waits in campgrounds with all his stuff so it is important to organize a small backpack to carry the essentials. We can also provide you with a big bag to help the carrier take your things.

Cost of a porter is: 100.00 USD. 14 kg load.

You can also hire ½ porter: 60.00 USD Cost load 5 kg.

  1. Water: We suggest you buy a bottle of water from 2 liters for the first day and use the same packaging for the whole trip. We provide boiled water for your bottle every morning. We suggest you bring purifying tablets, if you need more water you can take it from streams, waterfalls and take them with the pills.

4.-Baths along the way; On the way in the campsites there are basic toilets constructed by DIRCETUR, may be used by visitors.

  1. Garbage: There are enough trash cans along the way. Oour porters make sure our campgrounds are clean and are constantly working to keep the trail clean. We ask you to help us.
  2. Prohibitions It is prohibited to pick plants or collect orchids bring alcohol or other drugs, campfires, carrying poles with metal point.
  3. Showers on the way: There is only one Winayhuayna in the last campsite, you may wish to rent. It is offered as hot, but is rather lukewarm.
  4. If some one gets sick and needs to return (rarely happens) Our guide makes the coordination and with the help of one of the porters organize their return.
  5. Additional Money

Provide yourself extra money (150 soles), if you need more money in Aguas Calientes there is an ATM.

  • Before departure - Pre-chat about the trip in the Hotel or in the office (must send the hotel to give them the pre-chat with the guide, if desired in the hotel)
  • Professional Guide who speaks Spanish and English
  • Pick up from hotel (pick up from where you are, we just need direction) between 06:00 hrs. 06:30 hrs.
  • Private transportation Piscacucho 82 km (Access Point trail)
  • Expedition train service back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (02 hours approx.) And then the bus back to Cusco (01 ½ hours approx.)
  • Entry of the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Food on the Inca Trail is the best: 03 breakfasts, 03 lunches, 03 snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 03 dinners
  • 4 persons tents for 2 people which allows enough space to put more of their personal belongings
  • Cook for the Inca Trail.
  • Porters Note: They only carry the camping equipment, food and utensils not your pack
  • A Coca tea every morning in your tent to start a nice day.
  • A duffel bag to put their personal things like bags and mats
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Two hour guided tour upon arrival at Machu Picchu (to explore all important temples of the sanctuary).
  • Bus down from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Individual tents and catering for vegetarians are available upon request at no charge
  • Transfer from the train station or bus-hotel in Cusco
  • First aid kit for emergencies.
  • Free luggage deposit. When you go on the trip is best to leave luggage you will not need in the hotel in Cusco. Almost all hotels have a secure luggage storage. To put any valuables in your safe.
  • If there is any problem with the hotel then feel free to bring things to our office
  • First breakfast in the morning (ask at the hotel)
  • Optional extra porter $ 100 dollars per passenger for all the way to carry a load of 14 kg.
  • Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes 10 soles.
Sleeping Bag US $ 20 for the whole trip
  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel insurance (bring copies, please). We recommend obtaining travel insurance cancellation / interruption insurance to protect your travel investment.

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