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1. Posted by zellyuk (Budding Member 22 posts) 10y

can anyone tell me if the inca trail is closed at any period during february? i read it was closed for an annual clean up in a respected travel book. in the tucan travel brochure there is no mention of it closing any of the year round. dont want to miss out so any help would be appreciated!


2. Posted by hairy51 (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y

The information i have says that it is closed in February every year for maintenance...

Probably best to avaid that time!

3. Posted by RiverRuner (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

ach!! thats terrible news! Where did you get this information? Could someone please submit a second on this, because that is really REALLY terrible news...

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Sorry to be the confirmation of bad news, but the trail is usually closed in February for maintenance.

And the Tucan Travel brouchure may not mention the closure, but the website does:

Inca Trail closure – February

The trail is usually closed once a year for a month (around February) for a clean up and during this time we offer an alternative, easier trekking route which mostly follows the Urubamba River before finishing up, as normal, at the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu. The booking rules detailed above also apply to this trek.

Looks like they still do a hike, just not on "the" Inca trail.

5. Posted by RiverRuner (Budding Member 38 posts) 10y

at least there's that...*sigh. Thanks for the info, guys, glade i got it before i planned the whole stinking trip around that particular hike