The popular Inca Trail is the best known part of the 31 000 miles of the Inca pathways existent in South America In the pre-Columbian times. The Inca Trails were multi-purposes built many times by the pre-Inca cultures. But the particular case of the Classic Inca trail, was the main pilgrimage path, starting at the big Inca capital “Cusco” and arriving to Machu Picchu, which was the private religious center of the upper class people in the Inca society. In the present day the Inca Trail is Peru´s number one trek, very famous worldwide known trail, a dreamed hiking destination for many travelers visiting South America.
There are two great choices travelers should consider for Inca Trail tours to Machu Picchu, depending on your time availability and level of your fitness; you can choose the following hiking options: the 4 day classic Inca Trail trek or the 2 day Inca Trail hike. Both Inca Trail treks are amazingly beautiful, worth and definitely the best way to arrive straight to Machu Picchu through the spectacular Sun gate.
The 4 day Inca Trail trek is limited to 500 people per day (including travelers and porters) starting from km 82, this is strenuous and physically demanding trek. But the Short Inca trail hike is limited to 250 people per day starting from km 104(including guide and trekkers) this is easier hike and in the lower altitude. The Inca Trail tours are not available any time, so trekkers are suggested to book it many months in advance to secure the spots at the government office. But if there are no spaces for the Inca Trail tours, we invite travelers taking one of the alternative Machu Picchu treks; also called alternative trails. Our recommended Machu Picchu treks are: Ancascocha trek, Cachicata trek, Lares trek, Salkantay trek and Huchuy Qosqo trek. Some other alternative treks to consider are: Ausangate trek and Choquequirao trek as the alternative Machu Picchu treks.
Top Peru Trips invites you to hike one of the Inca Trail tours or Machu Picchu treks as part of your memorable experience in Peru, for any additional information do not hesitate to mail us to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our homepage: www.topperutrips.com will be our pleasure to customize your journey in Peru.