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INCA TRAIL: HOW TO BOOK AND GET A PERMITS - AllTrekCusco

Km 82
USD:$ 529
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Additional Info
  • Price: USD:$ 529
  • Location: Km 82
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Tour Type: Adventure
  • Difficulty: Moderately
  • Open Date: All Year
  • Starting Point: Cusco
  • Departures: Every Day
Inca Trail Trek: Overview / Itinerary
⇒  Inca Trail Trek Description

¡¡ Fantastic !!  If you have a adventurous spirit All Trek  Company is giving you the chance to go on your own adventure of a lifetime - retracing the footsteps of the Inca people to the ancient lost city of Machu Picchu.

From high remote mountain trails to the first sight of the legendary Lost City of the Incas, this is a challenging trek on steep trails at high altitudes through the beautiful foothills of the Andes. The beatiful trek will take in the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco, and the surrounding Sacred Valley KM 82. Walking through cloud forests and steep passes, exploring ancient Inca settlements by day, and camping amongst ruins by night.
Passing through the ancient Sun Gate at the trail’s finish, all our trekkers will not only have an immense sense of pride that they've completed the challenge.
This is the most beatiful way to reach Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail has a restriction on the number of people who can trek the route each day and it closes for one month every year to allow the land time to recover.

⇒  Trekking Sumary:
Day 1: Cusco to Wayllabamba
Day 2: Wayllabamba to Pacamayo -  ( Dead Woman's Pass )
Day 3: Pacamayo to Wiñaywayna
Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
 
⇒  More Famous Campsites:
More Famous Campsites
 
⇒  Trekking Itinerary:

Day 1:  Cusco- Huayllabamba.
One hour bus ride lead us to urubamba or ollantaytambo town,  were we'll stop about 30 or 50 min. in order toarrange with the porters and have break fast  (optional) Then we keep on until Km. 82, which is the  starting  point.of the trek.  After showing up the permissionsand passing the booths control, we'll walk for 5 or 6 hours making for the Wayllabamba village, where we'll camp, have an agreeable dinner and spent the night.

Included *lunch And dinner .


Day 2:  Huayllabamba-Pacamayu.
This strectch comprices a sharp upwar way which lead us through a zone abundant in vegetation until Llulluchapampa, and them the valley.  we will gain height  enjoying from good views gettin across the Warñiwañusca passage ( 4200 M.A.S.L)  ( 13,700feet).  This estrectchlasts about 05  hours.  After crossing the highest step, we'll get in again the valley of Pacaymayu, where  we'll spend the night and have dinner.

Included *breakfast , lunch And dinner
 

Day 3:   Pacymayu-Wiñayhuayna
At 7:00a.m.we are continuing to climb to the second pass a small look out from here we look back to the first pass and forward to high Ice covered and the cordillera Vilcabamba. A cross the other side of the Runcuracay passes (3,800m.s.n.m.)(12,900ft.). we quickly notice a change in the vegetation, since we have, now across the continental divided into the Amazon basin. The Inca trail itself now became more apparent, a defined path made of flat boulders descending into the valley and visit the ruins of Sayacmarca. After crossed the dry lake, and enter on the rain forest; the trees are hung with orchids paradise flowers and flock parrots can be see on the trail, now unforgettable fowl lodge along the valley and passed at one point through an Inca tunnel before opening out at the ruins Phuyupatamarca, the 3th. Pass (3,600m.s.n.m.)(11,600ft.) Far a way we get glimpses of Pumasillo and Salkantay and neared, but thousands of feet below, in once again the Urubamba river. Soon we can see Machupicchu huge mountain around it the long desert begging towards and 2hours on way down we stop neared of the lodge of Wiñaywayna.

Included *breakfast , lunch And dinner


Day 4:   Wiñayhuayna-Machupicchu Cusco.
Finally we walk one hour to the sun gate after check the view of Machu picchu and the full grandiose of the world greatest ruins in revealed. We should arrive at 7.00 a .m. Before the mayor of the tourist arrived, so shall have place our self for two hours in the morning, From Aguas Calientes we get the train in the afternoon to Cusco.

Included *breakfast

Trekking Inclusions and Options
⇒  Trekking Inclusions

Δ→ Pre-departure Inca Trail tour briefing, presented by your tour guides at our  Cusco office
Δ→ Collection from your hotel in the morning-
Δ→ Transport to the start trek Km 82 –
Δ→ Inca Trail & Machu Picchu entrance fee (US$95)
Δ→ English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
Δ→ Igloo tents - 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
Δ→ Double thickness foam mattress
Δ→ Cook and Cooking equipment
Δ→ Meals (03B,03L,03D) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit etc...
Δ→ Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
Δ→ Porters for equipment (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment) 
Δ→ Dining tent with camp tables and chairs
Δ→ Kitchen tent - Accommodation for our porters and cooks
Δ→ First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
Δ→ Bus from Machu Picchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes (USD:12)
Δ→ Train ticket (Turism service) from *Aguas Calientes village to Cusco. 
Δ→ Inca Trail Survivor Certificate
 
*Aguas Calientes: is the nearest town to Machu Picchu, where trains arrive.
25 minutes by bus, 1: 30 minutes walk.

⇒  Excluded in Tour Cost: -

→ Breakfast on the first morning.
→ Meal in restaurant in Aguas Calientes on day 4 of the trek.
→ Sleeping bags can be hired in our office for US$20 for the 4 day trek.

 

⇒   Option Services:

1- Additional portering service : USD 80.00 (per load)
2- Vistadome train upgrade : USD 40.00
3- Huayna Picchu entrance ticket : USD 75.00
4- Single tent supplement : USD 25.00
5- Sleeping bag : USD 20.00 (per unit / 4 nights)
6- Walking pole : USD 20.00 (per unit / 4 days)
7- Aguas Calientes overnight
8- Entrance to the thermal springs Aguas Calientes US$5
9- Vegetarian Meals/Free

 

(1) About of the aditional Porters:

⇒  Personal porters  ( Only for Standar service) can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for $16 for all 4 days and will carry up to a maximum of 12kg (usually 1 porter between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a porter to carry up to 6kg for US$80. However, even with a personal porter, you will still need to bring a day pack for essential items.
⇒   About 70% of the group usually have personal porters to help them. If you hire a porter we will provide you with a sack to put your items in to give to the porter. This extra porter will help you carry: duffle bag or sack (we will provide you with this), sleeping bag, mattress (we will provide you with this), clothing, sweater, jacket, wooly hat, scarf, gloves (something warm for at night), flashlight and batteries, toiletries. Your personal porter, however, will not walk at your side so you will still need to bring a day pack for essential items. You will meet up with your porter at lunch time and at the campsite late in the afternoon. Equipment to be carried by yourselves: small day pack, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, warm sweater, broad-brim or peaked cap, sun protection cream, insect repellent, toilet paper, selection of small snacks for the day etc, camera, lightweight plastic poncho just in case of rain (can be bought in Cusco for US$5)

⇒  (*)Important note about standar Group: You must decide if you want to hire the services of a personal porter in advance when making your trek reservation since we need to purchase the porter's trekking permit. You cannot decide to hire an additional porter once you arrive in Cusco.

⇒  (*)Important note about small group: You just take a small bag (Only) that should include items such as a waterproof jacket, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and camera. Our porter team will take the rest of their personal belongings.

 

(2) About Vistadome train upgrade: USD$$40

The most comfortable option of return, also has the most flexible schedules and have food service on board. 

(3) Do you want to get at the Huayna Picchu mountain?  (300 Mts):

⇒ According to the Inca Trail permit, If you are interested to climb Wayna Picchu (the mountain at the back),  along your visit to Machu picchu, take into account that the regulations have changed  from August  the past year (2016) and so, all permission ought to be bouht in advance.  The Price to be paid for this trek is :  ($75 USD  approximately).

The permissions are limeted to 400 to get at the Huayna picchu mountain.  There are two shifts for entrance:

First shift:        income from 7 a.m    (200 persons)

Second shift:   income from  10 a.m  (200 persons)

Important notice: The this year 2017 we have get 95% of spaces for to climb for the Wayna Picchu mountain for our trekkers.

All trekker must adjoin his name and passport number in the reservation request. ¡¡Good Luck!!

 Huayna Picchu Trekking Tour

 

(5) About Sleeping Bag:

⇒  Sleeping bag hire . If you haven't got a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$5 per person per day.

(7) About Extra night in Aguas calientes:

⇒  An extra night in Aguas Calientes. can easily be arranged for you if required. Hotels costs and costs associated with returning to Machu Picchu the following day are additional to trek costs. It is best to make your hotel reservation directly.

(9) About Vegetarian Meals:

⇒  Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.

⇒  Other Information:

(*) Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cuscoprovide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our office.

(*) Time of arrival in Cusco after returning from the trek. Unless you plan to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes, you will return to your hotel in Cusco for approximately 6:30pm on the 4th day of the trek.

 

(*) Group Size:

Standar group size 14, Maximum 16 persons: Adventure to the maximum because the groups are divided if exceed 09 people, we divided them in two groups, each one with a guide.

Small Group size 2 maximun 4 persons: (we are small group specialist) The best manner for you doing the Inca Trail is to be included in a little group, since when you are part of a big group, you are in various stretches along the route, pressed to keep the walking rythm from many people. This is the reason because the small groups are more expensive. We do not handle big groups, and so we can guarantee you that you`ll be part,  along with your partners, of a little group.

 

(*) Avoid disappointment:

⇒  Book your Inca Trail holiday in time Over the last few years, the Peruvian government has imposed increasing restrictions on tourism on the Inca Trail in order to protect it from overuse. The aim is to minimize ecological impact and erosion, mainly by having limited access and improving the quality of the operators. There are now only a very limited number of trekking permits available - 500 per day - and they are being issued on a first-come-first-served basis. In order to avoid disappointment we recommend booking well in advance (up to a minimum of 8 months in peak season), unless you are extremely flexible over your travel dates.

Inca Trail Rates and Permits
⇒  Inca Trail Rates: (January to December)
 
Want you make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu?
It’s never too early to book your trek – permits go fast and sell out months in advance.
Plus, by booking now you secure our discount 2017 rate for your trek.
 
(1) First Option

⇔  Inside of the  Standard Group Service:-  Standard service is characterized by the service most used by travelers. You will be included in a group of passengers (10 and 16 people) depending on the day. Among the benefits is that the payments are lower and you can meet many people from different countries.

*Prices per person in this options service:
 
      With Return Train Service
     Inca Trail Price ..(Dollar)    Optional Huayna Picchu..

     With Expedition Train Return-

        USA: 529.oo

      -Additional Pay with:  USA:75

      With Vistadome Train Return-

        USA: 539.oo

        -Additional Pay with:  USA:75

 Note: (The difference in the Price is only for the train service used)
 
 
(2) Second Option

⇔  Inside in  a Small Group Tour Service:-  It will be included in a small group of not more than 4 people. The private shuttle service and personal guide. . This allows us to offer the best service with personalized attention and comfort. This trek to Machu Picchu is highly recommended for people who like walking slowly and in small groups. (You do not charge baggage only your personal items) recommended for families, groups of friends, couples and honeymooners (and others who love adventure without pressure). Everything is done so that the trip does not have setbacks and a unique experience.

*Prices per person in this options service:
 
      With Return Train Service
     Inca Trail Price ..(Dollar)    Optional Huayna Picchu..

     With Expedition Train Return-

        USA: 759.oo

      -Additional Pay with:  USA:75

      With Vistadome Train Return-

        USA: 799.oo

        -Additional Pay with:  USA:75

 
 

⇒  Inca Trail Permits:
The increasing popularity of the Inca Trail has resulted in restrictions being placed on the number of trekkers. Each day the Peruvian Government allows 500 people to start onto the trail. These numbers include all guides and porters so equates to probably around 200 trekkers. Although this seems like a large number the popularity of the trail means that permits are sold out very quickly. Permits cannot be reserved in advance. They are issued on a strictly first come first allocated basis. Each permit must be issued to a designated named trekker for a given start date. We can only obtain a permit for a confirmed booking. Therefore, bookings will need to be made early to ensure a spot on this program. To be certain of a spot we believe that bookings should be finalized before 2,4 or 8 months (according to the season) but clearly the permits for our trek dates could sell out earlier or later depending on demand from other groups. Once all permits are sold we will not be able to take any more registrations.
» We remind you to book as soon as possible the next year 2018.  In the present  year 2017 the permissions for the trek have been ran out quickly, and many trekkers were left outside.   Nevertheless, you can get a space for the next  year.  you must be sure of having the group details at booking: names, passport numbers,age, etc. next, we show you a frame for you choosing the date and start of your travel.. These details cannot be changed after you buy your tour. the regulations don't allow it        
 
How to book and get a permit for the Inca Trail Trek
⇒  How to book an Inca Trail permit with confidence

We guarentee 100% that you can leave on any date you wish!!   (only if there is availability)

⇒  We Need only 02 people in all group:  (Departures are Every Day)

 

 

(*) Bookings will only be guaranteed by the governmental institutions when providing full names, and passport numbers of nationalities passengers, and when having paid the full amount of passengers and staff (cook and team of porters) entrance fees. THEREFORE: All Trek Tour Operator will guarantee the spaces booked provided: The booking has been first confirmed by our Reservation Department by e-mail, this meaning that spaces are available on the Inca Trail for the requested date at the moment of the booking. The full passenger data have been provided and the required deposit has been paid for. Since the Inca Trail has a maximum allowance of 500 people per day (including passengers and agency staff), we strongly recommend to make your bookings as much in advance as possible to make sure you will find spaces on the desired departure date. We are already receiving bookings for departures scheduled as far as one year prior to the trek departure date, so if you wish to travel with us to the Inca Trail, please make sure to confirm your booking as soon as possible. Otherwise, we have also available alternative routes of equally awesome beauty and interest to offer to you.

⇒  About Tourist Season and Abailability

* November to March is considered low season.   We can often obtain permits at short notice during this time.
* April to October is considered high season. We require your passport details as far in advance as possible during this time.


⇒  Departures are Every Mont: February (TEMPORARILY Closed for Maintenance)


⇔ January  2018            open.      taking bookings


⇔ March    2018            open.      taking bookings


⇔ April   2018              open.       taking bookings


⇔ May    2018              open.       taking bookings


⇔ June      2018           open.       taking bookings


⇔ July      2018            open.       taking bookings


⇔ August    2018          open.      taking bookings


⇔ September    2018    open.      taking bookings


⇔ October       2018     open.       taking bookings 


⇔ November      2018   open.      taking bookings  


⇔ December        2018    open .     taking bookings


 

BOOK EARLY for the Inca Trail!

Permits for the Inca Trail are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Book early to guarantee your place on your chosen departure.

January to February 2017 –  Taking bookings for March to August 2017!

April to May. 2017  - Taking booking for September to December 2017   

April to December 2017  - Taking booking for January to December 2018     


Book an Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu - Payment In Advance
⇒  Book an Inca Trail Trek Tour

If you do want to confirm your reservation, please do the following  Five simple Steps to Book Online...

»  Step One:

⇒  All reservations must be made well in advance (2 and 8 month) is recommended especially during the months June, July and August). Earlier is better due to restrictions on the numbers of trekkers permitted on the Inca Trail.

 
»  Step Two:

⇒ To process your Booking the following information is needed: .... Your personal data is used only for government permits.
 

.....Please cut and paste the following section into your email to us and just fill in any missing blanks:

Dear: All Trek Tour Operator(A.T & Jungle SAC) :
We would like to make the following trek reservation:
Inca Trail to Machu picchu 4 days code-A1

    Standar group Service: YES/NO..
    Small  group Service: YES/NO..
    Train Service: Expedition/Vistadome..

1. Confirm your preferred departure dates:

    Date that we would like to start the trek: ..........................................
    Alternative departure  date...............................................................
    Our arrival date in Cusco is: ............................................................
    We require a free transfer from the airport to our hotel: Yes/No
    Our flight arrival details are (only required for persons wanting an airport transfer):Yes/No
    We will be staying at the following hotel in Cusco: ............................
    Do you wish that we recommend you a hotel: Yes/No

» Details of our group:

Person 01:

    Name: .........................................................................................................
    Nationality and Age:................................................................................
    Passport Number: .....................................................................................
    Do you have student card (ISIC): Yes/No
    Extra half porter (US$60 per person 06kg maximum): Yes / No
    Sleeping bag hire (US$16): Yes / No
    Vegetarian meals: Yes / No

Person 02:

    Name: ..........................................................................................................
    Nationality and Age: ..............................................................................
    Female/male and Passport Number :  ...............................................
    Do you have student card (ISIC): Yes/No
    Extra half porter(US$60 per person 06kg maximum): Yes / No
    Sleeping bag hire (US$16): Yes / No
    Vegetarian meals: Yes / No

Any other information:..........................................................................

Please send the email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Ask Our Expert.....

»  Step Three:

⇒ You will be sent an email informing you about enabling permissions (within 24 hrs)
 
»  Step Four:

⇒ After, we will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$250 per person payable within one day, (only) if you received our confirmation booking).(this payment in advance is destined to buy the permissions, for the turists and also for the supporting staff. therefore, this payment cannot be refunded). New Trail regulation   
 
»  Step Five:

⇒ Now sit back and relax. An email will be sent to you immediately confirming your tour booking.
 
⇒  Payment Details Information

we have several options for you to make your prepayment:

» Method 1. Payment by Western Union
» Method 2. Payment online (Visa,Master and others..
» Method 3. Bank transfer       PAYMENT METHODS

» Further details of how to send the deposit are included with our trek booking confirmation email. The remaining balance is to be paid in our office at least two days prior to your trek departure date. Payment can be made in cash US$, local currency (Peruvian Soles), American Express (6%) or by VISA (5% surcharge - VISA's cost not ours)
 
 
 
⇒ Inca Trail FAQs and New Trail Regulations
⇒ Inca Trail FAQs
This is a list of questions and answers, selected along the years covering the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which had served to many travellers in their purpose of having a satisfying adventure, supported on the reliability that all estímate based on real experiences can give, taking into account both to the beginners adventurers and the experienced ones.


1.- How reliable this questionnaire is?-   How reliable this questionnaire is?- We have been exhaustive on the making of this questionnaire, and you can rely on the given information to do not just this trekking but it helps even to define your adventure on other routes to Machu picchu.

02..- What really the Inca Trail is about?-   The Inca Trail is the name given to a pedestrian route, built in times of the Tawantinsuyo Empire, a path that leads to the Machu Picchu citadel. This path starts in the km.82 of the Cusco-Machu Picchu railway, ending in this citadel discovered in 1911.
Inca Trail is not the name of a travel agency in particular, though many of these offer various circuits, using this denomination.

03.- Is it really worthwhile to do the Inca Trail?-   Undoubtly it is. This trek is a unique experience in its kind, which mixes the adventure, the History and the mysticism.(regarded among the ten best trekking routes in the world.

04.- Of how much kilometers does this route consist?-  About 42 km. (25-27 miles).The highest point along the route is 4,200 metres (Warñiwañusca 2second day ) and the lowest one is 2,300 metres aprox.(Aguas calientes village Machu picchu Last day)

05.- How much last the trip?-   The most of the programmes complete it in 04 or 05 days (from the

06.-How hard the Inca Trail is?-    That depends on how accustumed you are to walk or to trek. The most of the route is a permanent downwards and upwards path, but there is not rock climbing or trot on glaciars. Therefore, you do not need to be very experience on trekking. The average height varies from 4200 M.A.S.L. on the upwards in the first stage, and 3500 in the second. On arriving at the Machu Picchu, the height is about 3200 and 2500 M.A.S.L.

07.-What kind of physical training do I need to be able to trek this route?-   In absence of some universal measurement specified to determine the level of effort, we assure you that this is moderatly hard, but well achiveable. We have found that the first day is hard just for being the start of the trek on the Andes, and the second day, is the more steep, and therefore, harder because of the height which rises to 4200 M.A.S.L., the highest point along the trek (Warmiwañuska). Going on the trek gets easier.
If you want get yourself ready, the most appropriate exercise is obviously the walking outdoors, but any activity that produce endurance, such as jogtrot, running or swimming are very profitable. Endurance is more important than force, health or speed.

08.-What about the height?-    The Inca Trail is so high that some people get sick. Feeling breathless is very common and it isn`t in itself a reason to get worried. Other symptoms from this so-called “altitude sickness”, intense seasicks, loss of the coordination and concentration.
If you or someone you are with show some of the altitude symptoms, such as: severe shortness of breath, noisy respiration, blue lips, froth in the mouth, confussion or loss of conscience, it will be needed to descend towards a lower altitude as soon as posible and look for help. We want neither banish nor to scare anybody, but precaution is always to be taken into account, but you’ll be very encouraged on knowing that the statistics say that over the last ten years there had not been any serious case concerning this issue. On the contrary, the 99 per cent of people had been able to attain their purpose: Machu Picchu.
The more probable is that you are not going to experience the annoying effects of the altitude, but is undoubtly worth while to spend some acclimatization time in Cusco, before the starting date. Those persons who go straight to the Inca Trail coming from a city about the sea level, are so much more tending to suffer some problems. I think that the best advice is to spend 02 or 03 climatazion days before the trek. (a great variety of pills are sold today in order to mitigate the altitude sickness).

09.-Is the Inca Trail dangerous?-   No, it isn’t. Unless you are very reckless, it is unlikely that you suffer an accident. On the other hand, any site along the route is suitable to get medical aid. Anyway, if you are a cardiac patient, or you tend to suffer a diabetic crisis, epilepsy, or any other attack, you must be prepared for a well provided attention.

10.-What``s the best season to go?-    The dry season (April to October) seems to be the most suitable. But I also advise you to visit Cusco in a particular time, during the months from November to March, because the views are more spectacular and plainly green, unforgettable scenes that are proper of the summer season.

11.-How much is the Inca Trail?-    The prices had been increased recently as a result of the new regulations. The tariff for the Trail depends so much on the operator that you choose, although the service quality do not differ so. The most expensive are generally enterprises that sell their services abroad, through offices or agents. Their prices are never below USD$1000. The majority of the people, of course prefers local operators, which generally include the operation expenses in the area, and their prices are between USD$500 (Big Group) and USD$750, (Small Group) a lesser margin compared with the previous, which doesn`t affect the quality service.

12.-I What can you tell me about the new regulations on the Inca Trail?-   The new regulation came into force in January 1th 2004. Because of this law, the prices had suffered an increasing. Besides, it limits the number of visitors to this path, and it has established the obligatoriness of going as part of a guided group. We have published a good summary of such regulation.

13.-Is it true that the Inca Trail is closed every February?-   This closing is a measure in order to preserve the natural environment, maintaining in February the necesary recovery of the path. We of course, agree with this conservation policy. In case you want to come during this month, you can choose among other alternative routes, equally interesting and rewarding that lead to Machu Picchu. The best routhe we are proposing you inside february 

14.- With how long of anticipation I can make a reserve?-   All reservations must be made well in advance (4 and 8 month) is recommended especially during the months June, July and August). Earlier is better due to restrictions on the numbers of trekkers permitted on the Inca Trail.

15.- Do I must make an advanced payment from the total cost of the trek?-   Yes. This payment in advance is in order to ensure your reservation, (the spaces are bought from the goverment) So, you``ll have to deposit the sum of U.S.D.$250 in order to buy your spots from the goverment.

16.- In the case of cancelling my trek, do I have the right to the refunding of my money?-    No. Unfortunately you``ll lose the advanced payment, since this amount had been spent in buying your spot, and those of the supporting staff.

17.- Can I pass my trek reservation to another person?-   No. This isn’t posible since the Inca Trail``s regulation does not allow to do this kind of improvisations.

18.- Can I hire a porter just about the start of my trek?-   No. All the porters are always hired very well in advance, and you must bear in mind that the porters also pay their spots in this way. This is the reason because at the time of making your reservation, simultaneously we make the reservations for them.

19.- Is it possible to switch the starting-date of my trek?-   No, the goverment regulation forbids it.

20-. Should I hire an extra Porter when? -   Our service includes Porters for carrying the food, tents, dining tent and cooking equipment. However, during the Inca Trail trek you will have to carry your personal stuff (such as backpack, camera, etc) your sleeping bag and pad (both provided by us if needed). Personal extra Porter can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for USD$160 for all 4 days and will carry up to a maximum of 12kg (usually 1porter between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a porter to carry up to 6kg for USD$70. However, even with a personal porter, you will still need to bring a day small pack for essential items.(When you hire an extra porter, you are paying his entrance fee, food,transportation and salary; besides you are generating amployment.

21.- What do we do for drinking water? -   Will provide boiled water to fill your bottle at meal times, although the water is clear always use sterilizing tablets and follow the instructions. The sterilizing tablets 'Micropur' can be bought in most pharmacies in Cusco . With these tablets you have to wait 40 minutes before drinking. Take a bottle of at least 1½ liter capacity per person. Bottled mineral water can also be taken from Cusco.

22.- Which campsites do you use? -   Campsites are subject to change depending upon the crowds and the season. We generally try to camp in less trafficked areas so that travelers can enjoy the natural beauty of the Inca trail and minimize environmental impacts. Our typical campsite choices are Huayllabamba, Pacamayu, Wiñay wayna.( You also must know that the goverment is the one in determining the camp sites).

23- . What does All Trek Top Expeditions do to minimize environmental impact?-   We highly recommend that travelers bring one or two large Nalgene bottles to use on the hike to limit plastic water bottle waste.

24- .What if I have a medical emergency while hiking the trail? -   Guides carry a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler's diarrhea, cuts/ scrapes, etc.). They receive Red Cross First Aid and other emergency training every year.(If you have a medical treatment, please, do not forget your medication).

25.. What is the food like on the Inca Trail?-    A cook accompanies every group on the Inca trail. Almost invariably, travelers comment on the delicious menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hearty snacks are provided for your hike. Meals are a mix of local specialties and international favorites. 
Vegetarian meals are also available upon request. Other special dietary requests can usually be accommodated as well with sufficient notice.

26- What is the weather like in Inca Trail?-    The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November; the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, Inca Trail lies in the forested fringes of the Salkantay basin, where showers can occur at any time of year. Therefore, even in the “dry” season, your daypack should always include full rain gear (both jacket AND trousers).

Daytime temperatures can vary greatly, with daytime highs ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to 32ºC/90ºF and nightime lows ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to a cold 4ºC/40ºF, though seldom much lower. The floor of the Wiñayhuayna gets very hot during the day. Bring your swimsuit for a delicious dip in this place.


27.-Why choosing to All Trek in order to do the Inca Trail, or any other alternative route?.-   Being sincere, we acknowledge that we are not the best company in the medium, neither we have the great monetary capital from which other FOREIGNERS prestigious companies dispose. Nevertheless, in the few years we are competing in the adventure tourism, the %98 from our clients have obtained satisfaction thanks to our dedicated service.

28.- Why many people prefers our service?

1.1.-That we are an operator 100% local, and that the benefits are to the advantage of the local village. All our staff is composed of Cusco born workers. There are very few operators which are able to compete with the foreigner monetary capital.

1.2.-The service quality is the same, and sometimes even better than many companies which because of their prestige, collect expensive prices. (you will address your testimony).

1.3.- Some of our clients who returned from the trekking assured that they did not see any difference on our service compared with other operators, even with those that collect very expensive prices. /It is worthy to do it with you, they always state.

1.3.- Many of our clients confess that they felt some distrust when first making a reservation with us due to we are not enlisted in some of the most prestigious travel books, nevertheless, we think that the better reccomendation we have is comprised of all the statements of our clients around the world who write in forums and prívate bloggers.

This link is an example of the many testimonies that are published on the net: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1415156

1.3.- Our prices are the most economically attractive of the market and nevertheless this does not affect our service quality (the saved money are used for our clients in a longer stay in our city).

We hope that this FAQs. have been very useful. If you have decided to hire our services, be sure we will do all the posible for your full satisfaction, and on the case that you decide for another operator, we expect having been helpful.

Importamt Note:  Our answers to your questions are strictly based on the Inca Trail Regulations. For further information, please New Trail regulations:   

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