INCA TRAIL AVAILABILITY SPACES
The information shown on this website shows the real-time availability of Inca Trail trek permits by INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura). . The trek permits are required for the classic Inca Trail 4 days , the shorter Inca Trail 2 days and the Salkantay / Inca Trail trek 7 days. Alternative treks such as Lares Valley, Ausangate, Choquequirao, and the Inca Trail via Santa Teresa do not require trek permits. The government issues a maximum of 500 trek permits for each day. Since trekking staff are also included within this limit of 500 persons this means that, on average, about 200 trek permits are allocated to tourists and about 300 allocated to guides, cooks and porters.
How to use this data base: First you will realise that the information given on the above mentioned website is in Spanish! The data base is mainly used by the trekking agencies in Cusco to decide when they need to close their groups and buy the trek permits. However you don't need to know much Spanish in order to check how many trek permits are still available on the date that you want to do the trek.
Please, notice that: The Inca Trail is closed in February for maintenance; so this month is not available.