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Inca Trail Permits Prices 2024

Visit Machu Picchu

For all those who come to Peru, a stay in Cusco and a visit to Machu Picchu are essential steps. Machu Picchu is indeed one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and attracts 3,000 visitors each year. Machu Picchu has a limit and this is making it an expensive destination in itself. Because the train and hotel increasing according the season.


We have chosen to write this guide so that you can get there on your own and at the best price.


It is possible to visit Machu Picchu without trekking, in particular by taking the train from Cusco, you will inevitably make a stop in the small town of Aguas Calientes (recently renamed Machu Picchu Pueblo). Indeed, it is the closest city to the site and it therefore serves as a stopover city for visiting Machu Picchu.

But when you arrive on foot, you arrive before the first train of the day and before the hordes of tourists!


Prices Inca Trail Permits 2024


Machu Picchu Permit Cost 2024


Llacta Inka Machu Picchu / Machu Picchu City

ADULT: S/.  152.00
STUDENT: S/. 77.00 


Machu Picchu Site Museum

ADULT: S/.  22.00
STUDENT: S/. 11.00

Huayna Picchu Tickets 2024

Huayna picchu (young mountain); the Sanctuary's Eternal Guardian is imposing and from its top an excellent view over the Incan city. climb to the top of Huayna picchu is another unforgettable experience. On the way and on top, one can appreciate sacred enclosures and admiravle benched terraces built over the precipice. The ascension starts from Machu Picchu Sacred Rock on a path built by the incas themselves and which is marked and in a good state. The sight is awesome: Machu Picchu in its full splendor, along wth the vilcanota cayon and the surrounding mountains. The hike last between two and theree hours to go and come back. For your own safery, yuou must register at the entrance chekpoint, on your way in as well as on your way out.
Huayna Picchu Mountain


Machupicchu + Huayna Picchu

 ADULT: S/.  200.00
STUDENT: S/. 125.00 

Machupicchu + Machupichu Mountain

ADULT: S/.  200.00
STUDENT: S/. 125.00 


The pandemic and the Inca Trail in 2020

One of the tourist attractions that could not see the light in times of pandemic was the Inca Trail, specifically the Classic Inca Trail.


The season of health crisis made us all reflect on the role that travel plays in our lives, and the few opportunities we have left to enjoy visiting unknown places.


Of all the tourist attractions that were opened to the public, the Classic Inca Trail route remained closed until July 2021.


But not all is bad news, the impact that the lack of tourism had on the nature of the Inca Trail has allowed the flourishing of new landscapes and better photographs.


The Inca Trail had never been closed before, which has caused it to gain a lot in beauty, its reopening is unique because it happens after a long time and only a few lucky ones will be able to enjoy it before it returns to the way it was before.


And if it was spectacular before, you can imagine how it will look for 2024.


Inca Trail | The journey in living nature

The Inca Trail has an exemplary sample of the best that the nature of Cusco has to give us this 2024.


A nature that will be the best ally for a unique trekking adventure that runs through an impressive ecosystem that can only exist prior to Machu Picchu.


The scenarios will be unique each kilometer of the route, while animals and vegetation guide us through the route, the mountains will be our protectors.


Salkantay will be the protagonist of many moments, but the most important depend on us on the Inca Trail.


Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail 2024

Inca Tral Cost 2024

The best of the entire route and the sacrifice that traveling the Inca Trail means in 2024, is the impressive outcome that we find in Machu Picchu.


The reason for the reasons, the argument that beats all the trekking in the world is the opportunity to reach Machu Picchu.


The Inca Trail is just a prelude, an incredible prelude, to be able to reach the modern wonder that awaits us with its best entrance: Puerta del Sol.


Because the entrance to the wonder through the Inca Trail is not the same as the regular entrance where tourists who took the train enter.


In ancient times, the entry of the most important characters of the Inca empire was made by the Inca Trail, which gives us a unique experience that breaks lines of time and space.


The Best way to do the Inca Trail 2024

Inca Trail Cost

Now that you know the five main reasons why you have to reserve your place on the Inca Trail 2024 are the limitations that exist.


The Inca Trail is a highly requested tourist attraction throughout the world, thousands of adventurers are dreaming of having the opportunity to do the route, and without having to read any reason.


That is why it is necessary that you reserve your space months in advance, at least 3 months in advance for low seasons, and five months for high seasons.


The entrance to the Inca Trail is exclusively with specialized personnel, tour guides and porters who will accompany us throughout the route to take care of living the best possible experience, and take care that the route is not mistreated.


Inca Trail Permits Prices 2024

Inca Trail permits

The Inca Trail is the most popular of the world. Once you have a permit in your pocket (which sometimes has to be reserved several months in advance), you can embark on this legendary hike that ends at the famous Machu Picchu. It’s impossible to do this adventure as a freelancer, it’s forbidden! You must therefore go through an approved tour operator. For Inca Trail 2023 - 2024, there is only a limit of 350 spaces available per day involving trekkers, guides, cooks and porters that are intended to preserve the fragile site of Machu Picchu. However, with 350 hikers per day on these small trails, the "highway" atmosphere can sometimes be felt. The course takes 2 to 4 days and covers around forty two kilometers. Along the way, Inca sites, the high pass at an altitude of 4,200 meters and depending on the period: lots of flora such as orchids!


Route From KM 82 - KM 88

Cost hike Inca Trail 4 Days  
GENERAL ADULT: S/.  292.00
PORTERS: S/. 50.00
GENERAL ADULT: S/.  222.00
PORTERS: S/. 50.00

Inca Trail Tours Prices 2024

Inca Trail 4 Days


The 4 day Inca Trail prices for the year 2024 are: 

  • The adult US $ 730
  • Children up to 14 years old US $ 660

Note: The seasons go from January 1st to December 31st. Children must present a copy of their passport. 


Inca Trail cost for a private trek

  • 2 people: US $ 1,280 
  • 3 people: US $ 1,180 
  • 4 people: US $ 1,080 
  • 5 people: the US $ 980 
  • 6 people: US $ 850 
  • 7 people: the US $ 810 
  • From 8 to 10 people: US $ 780 

Machu Picchu Tour Price options 

  • Train Expedition / "Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo", will cost around US $ 150. 
  • Train Vistadome / "Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo" will cost you around US $ 180.
  • Hiram Bingham train (luxury service) / "Poroy - Aguas Calientes - Poroy" will cost you around the US $ 850. 
  • The return bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu will cost US $ 24  
  • Sleeping bag: US $ 15 
  • Walking sticks: US $ 20 

Additional day Machu Picchu tour price

You can add 1 day if you wish to your 4 day Inca trail, that is, make a 5-day excursion in total. This 5th day is free, although most of the walkers are dedicated to visiting Machu Picchu for the second time. Adding an additional 5th day is free and can be added at the time of booking or later, at any time. For that day you can choose our prayers with payment or reserve them on your own. 


2 Day Inca Trail prices 

short Inca Trail 2 days

The 2 day Inca Trail prices for the year 2024 are: 

  • The adult US $ 450 
  • Children up to 14 years old US $ 410  

2 day Inca trail prices for a private trek

  • 1 person: US $ 650 
  • 2 people: US $ 570 
  • 3 people: the US $ 530 
  • From 4 people to more: US $ 510


FAQ's | Inca Trail Tickets 2024


Why should I book Inca Trail for 2024 in advance?

There are regulations imposed by the Peruvian state that limit the traffic of the Inca Trail to 500 people per day, including guides, cooks and porters who must carry all the camping equipment. The regulations do not allow pack animals on the Inca Trail due to the conservation of the old stone path.


The percentage of support personnel for hikers is almost 75% of those who enter per day and due to high tourist demand on the Inca Trail, the spaces assigned for hikers are quickly exhausted. For this reason, if you want to walk this incredible trail, you must book at least 6 or 7 months in advance and through a travel and tourism agency authorized to operate on the Inca Trail, such as Machupicchu Andes Tours.


How do I book my ticket to the Inca Trail 2024?

Inca trail to Machu Picchu


Booking the Inca Trail with Machupicchu Andes Tours is very easy. Because it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you must provide us with the following information:


1.- First choose three different dates: the first date must be the main one and two optional backup dates in case we cannot reserve your first option because it may be sold out. This does not happen often, because the Machupicchu Andes Tours team works to obtain the first alternative.


2.- Send us all the information required for each hiker in your group:

  • Full name as recorded in your passport.
  • Passport number.
  • Date of birth.
  • Nationality.
  • Gender.
  • In this case send us the high quality photo or scan of your passport. Because any mistake or changes could invalidate your entrance permit to the Inca Trail.
  • Dates to start your trek: please specify your first, second and third choice of start dates for the Inca Trail trek.
  • Telephone number or WhatsApp and email.

3.- Deposit 50% of the cost of the tour for each hiker, so we will be ready to reserve your Inca Trail permit for the date you chose. We have several payment methods: VISA, MASTER, AMERICAN EXPRESS and PAYPAL. After receiving your deposit, we will send you a confirmation email.


4.- Once we have all your required data and the deposit, we will place your order on our reservation waiting list for the requested dates.



  • If you are in the process of renewing your passport, don't worry, send us your old passport or valid driver's license information and then we will update it with your new correct passport number once you have it.
  • We recommend that you wait for the trek start dates and wait to make reservations for flights, hotels and other travel plans until your Inca Trail permit is 100% confirmed.

About changes of dates, information, cancellations and refunds.

We can change errors of a typographical nature or if there is a new passport number. The regulations imposed by the Peruvian government do not allow name changes and transfer of entry permits. It is totally personal, that is why it is very important that you bring your personal document with which you made your reservation for the Inca Trail to be able to show at the control points.

Also the Peruvian government does not allow changes of dates, cancellations and refunds. Once we obtain the permit in your name and on the requested dates, it is totally personal, it is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable. If you wish to change the date, you must purchase a new entry permit if it is available.


About the start of ticket sales for the Inca Trail.

The official opening sale of the permits to the Inca Trail 2024 takes place in the month of October. Therefore, we must be ready to obtain your permission and once we have your permission we will send you an email with the confirmation. Then, you can start making reservations for flights, hotels, etc.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Inca Trail

Inca trail trekking


Is the Inca Trail open all year?

Both the 4-day Inca Trail and the short 2-day version are open every day of the year except for February. That month, the rainiest of the year, cleaning work is carried out on the route.


How many spaces are there on the Inca Trail?

Because the route is protected by the Peruvian State, only 500 people are allowed each day. Of this number, 200 are tourists and the rest are visitor support personnel such as cooks, porters, cooks, guides and more.


The 2-day Inca Trail offers 120 free spaces each day. Because this route is not as requested as the 4-day Inca Trail, it is possible to get availability with only a few days in advance.


How long does it take to finish the available spaces?

The two hundred free spaces per day are reserved well in advance. Due to this, it is recommended to reserve a free space for the Inca Trail 6 months in advance or even more.


The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be booked two or three days in advance. I can even get a reservation the same day.


What to do if I don't find availability?

In case you do not find availability of the 4-day Inca Trail, definitely the best option is to do other similar hiking routes, such as the 5-day Salkantay trek.


This hiking route is recognized as the second best hiking route in Cusco, after the 4-day Inca Trail. The Salkantay trek can be booked 2 or 3 weeks in advance, without problems. The route is a bit more challenging than the Inca Trail.


Other good options are: the Lares trek of 4 days, the Huchuy Qosqo trek of 3 days or the Inca Jungle tour of 4 days.


Since when can I get availability for the Inca Trail 2024?

The availability of the Inca Trail of 4 days 2024 is valid from 2023. The same happens with the Inca Trail of 2 days.


Is there an age limit?

No, anyone can do the Inca Trail, both in its 4-day and 2-day version. However, both adventures are not recommended for children under the age of 8 and adults over the age of 65.


Is the availability shown here the same as on other web pages?

Yes. The availability shown here is the same as on other websites. This is the official availability calendar.


Can I find availability of the Inca Trail once in Cusco?

No. The 4-day Inca Trail cannot be purchased in Cusco. On the other hand, the 2-day Inca Trail can be purchased once in Cusco, with only a few days in advance.


Can I only book the Inca Trail online?

Yes. The 4-day Inca Trail, due to the high demand for spaces, can only be booked online. The 2-day Inca Trail, on the other hand, can be purchased in person.


Can I get availability of the 4-day Inca Trail for 2024?

Yes. The purchase of the 4-day Inca Trail will be available by 2024. You can make your reservation from the end of 2023.


Why is it so difficult to find availability for the 4-day Inca Trail?

This route is considered the best in Cusco. Tourists from all over the world make reservations well in advance. Only then can you find availability.


What is the high season of tourism in Cusco? Why is it more difficult to get availability of the Inca Trail at that time?

The high season of tourism is the time of year when most visitors arrive in Cusco. It starts in May and ends in September. Therefore, in those months there are more tourists who do the Inca Trail. To get availability for that day, the reservation must be made 6 or 7 months in advance.


And when is the low season? Can I get availability for those days more easily?

The low season of tourism is the time of year when fewer visitors arrive in Cusco. It starts in October and ends in April. Therefore, in those months there are more opportunities to get availability. The reservation must be made 4 or 5 months in advance.


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