The Inca Trail is undeniably one of the most beautiful trekking trails in the world. It offers everything: scenic beauty, historical significance, and ease of use. But, the popularity of Inca Trail tours may be getting the most out of this trail's history. Many trekkers take the classic four-day Inca trail each day, and this has caused authorities from the Peruvian government to limit the number of visitors permitted on the trail.
Tickets for hiking along the Inca Trail sell out months before the date of departure and, if you intend to visit Peru during the peak tourist season like in July, you could be unable to access an entry ticket.
If you're planning for trekking Inca Trail tours, you can discover that all spots are booked. Peru has a myriad of spectacular treks, some end in Machu Picchu itself, and each one of them follows different sections of the Inca Trail, which actually runs across Ecuador up to Chile.
The Salkantay trek is among the more challenging treks within the Cuzco region. The typical trek lasts five days and ends with a trip to Machu Picchu. The first day is spent driving by bus from Cusco up to Markocasa and then trekking up to Soraypampa which is 12631 feet high above the sea.
The next day, you'll take on an ascent of three hours to 15,750 feet above sea levels which is a major feat! The third day will traverse various agriculture-related areas, including orchards. On the fourth day is when you'll walk to the Hydroelectric station before taking an excursion train from the station to Machu Picchu Pueblo. The final day of your trip will comprise the tour of Machu Picchu.