The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: For those keen on trekking, a hike along Peru’s ancient Inca pathways is an unforgettable experience and a breathtaking highlight of the Andes. Many of Peregrine’s trips feature a hike along these Inca trails, culminating in a visit to the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Peregrine uses two Inca Trail routes – the Classic Trail and the Lares Trail. The Classic Trail is our standard trek. However, the Peruvian Government has introduced strict quotas on the number of permits issued for this route. These permits must be issued in each trekker’s name, along with their passport details, and can often be sold out months in advance. We will do our best to obtain these permits, but if we are unable to do so, Peregrine will use the Lares Trail. This trail is an exceptional alternative; it reaches similar altitudes, takes us to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu, has the same level of difficulty as the Classic Trail but ventures further off the beaten track. The Classic Trail is closed throughout February. During this time we will use the Lares route. A day-by-day description of each trekking route follows:
ALL THE ESSENTIAL GEAR PROVIDED – INCA TRAIL MACHU PICCHU:
To ensure you are properly equipped for trekking the Inca Trail, we provide all our trekkers with a Peregrine Trek Pack. This consists of a kitbag, high quality sleeping bag with a cotton inner sheet, and a wet weather jacket and warm fleece jacket
saving you significant additional expense.