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INCA TRAIL- Machu Picchu

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1. Posted by bsong65 (Budding Member 50 posts) 11y

CAn someone tell me when the Inca Trail is not Open? My slow months of my business is Feb and March.. Can someone tell me if this is a good or bad time to go?

All information would be GREAT.

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

To the best of my knowledge is closed in February ;)

3. Posted by Pati (Full Member 120 posts) 11y

Hmmm good question, i don't know but i'll ask to my friend who is a guide in Cusco...

4. Posted by petoperu (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

The Inca Trail is closed for the whole month of February - it reopens in March, so perhaps you could consider going then?

March is at the tail-end of the rainy season, so do remember to pack some waterproof clothing. Rainy season is not as bad as it sounds though - it is all very tempramental, you could even be lucky and get 4 days of sunshine!

Make sure that you book ahead though, just to ensure you get the date you want as bookings start filling up during that month already. I went through a local based agency in Cusco called Pachamama Explorers. They were extremely helpful with all my questions, etc. Their email is: if you want to write.

Don´t be put off by the season though if that is the only time you can go... Enjoy!

5. Posted by cecigom (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I did the Short inca trail with PACHAMAMA EXPLORERS. I receive a correct treatment when I hired the Short Inca trail vía email. When we arrived to Cuzco we went to the travel agency and they told us all the excursion details, they didn’t tell us about some land sliding that happened two weeks ago and that changed substantially the Inka trail route. In addition to this, they didn’t tell us that we would not arrive to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate (Intipunku). Instead of walking six hours we walked for one hour and a half near the Urubamba river, we arrived to some ruins and then we crossed the river and walked for another hour and a half by the railway until we arrived at Aguas Calientes. When we made our discharges at the travel agency first we were told that they didn’t know that despite that the guide knew this information and told us that, and after that they said that they have forgotten to tell us.