The Reopening of the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 2021
The Reopening of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu–It’s been very tough times for tourism in the Cusco region due to the covid-19 since this part of Peru mostly get the main revenue from the tourism industry, national parks, archaeological parks, museums, historical sites, and many more were closed down, some of them are getting back to open again while others are still closed down.
One of the most expected sites to be opened was the Inca Trail, obviously after Machu Picchu. This historic trail will eventually be opened to the public as of July 15th, 2021, this is great news for all locals who are involved in the activity of tourism within this park, offering service like porter, cook, guide, etc. This great activity will finally reactivate their economies after a very long stop.
The Peruvian Ministry of Tourism along with the Peruvian Ministry of the Environment announced the last week the reopening of this historical trail to reach Machu Picchu by hiking and camping through the Andes mountains. This great news was clapped especially by locals, who are very excited to go back to their mountains again and share unforgettable moments with the travelers.
When is the 4 day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Reopening?
It’s officially open on July 15th, 2021, the first groups are stepping in that day. On the other hand, the spots or permits can be booked as of now.
Can I start booking my permits now?
Yes, you can start booking your permits as of now, permits may sell out in a couple of hours or days since most hikers rescheduled their plan from the last year to this year, because of this the permits would run away quickly. However, we are sure that you will still find your spot and experience this dreamed hike to Machu Picchu.
If you are planning to hike this trail to Machu Picchu in the next months, then shoot us an email email@example.com to help you in organizing this once-in-a-lifetime hike. We are already receiving reservations for the upcoming weeks and 2022.
Is it safe to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu during this covid time?
Yes, absolutely, before being announced to be opened the local authorities and the accredited tour operators inspected the whole trail and some minimum requirements were considered to reopen. Any of the tour operators must comply with the basic guidelines against the covid-19. From Peru Summit Adventures, we are ready for this.
What do I have to comply with this Trail to prevent Covid-19?
The most traveler will probably come after being vaccinated, this means that the risks will be low, however, we need to still be very careful since our locals did not get the covid vaccine yet.
The regulations we need to follow are:
- The use of a mask
- PCR test, this test must be negative, which must have no more than 72 hours to enter Peru.
- Affidavit must be signed to enter Peru, find here this info
- Your tour operator through the guide will monitor the temperature during the trek duration.
- Social distancing of 2 m/ 6.5 ft from other hikers, will apply mostly at the checkpoints since the group of hikers will be moving far distances from each other.
What else do I have to know to trek this trail?
That’s all! you just need to book your hike on time to get the best campsites because of covid the campsites are limited to very few groups, the earlier you book you get the better spots.
The Official Map of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Monitor the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Permits Here
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