Imagine a few thousand people queueing up on theInca Trail. Every little natural obstacle becomes a traffic jam, the whole trail is littered and there is zero space for personal hygiene. Got it? That sums up the situation on the Inca Trail before the Peruvian government jumped in. In the year 2002, the Peruvian government introduced a permit system for the famous Inca Trail. It was a turning point for the popular route to Machu Picchu, the famed Lost City of the Incas. The situation on the UNESCO World Heritage site was asking for hard measures. From then on the maximum number of people on the Inca Trail is 500 per day. Besides that, there is also a cap on the number of visitors for Machu Picchu: 2500.
How do I get my permit for the Inca Trail?
You don’t need to worry about obtaining a permit. If you book through Bookatrekking.com, your trekking company will take of the permit application. All you need to be aware of is that you book at least two months in advance. Every year, the months of April, May, June, and July need reconfirmation.
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