Do you need to rserve it a half year ahead?
Talking about the Inca Trail is confusing. There are many different Inca trails and `the Inca trail` does not exist or better said: it`s not clear which one you are talking about. There are hikes to the Machu Picchu of 2 or 4 days. Besides there are different routes of the trails all leading to the Machu Picchu. There are daily only 500 people accepted on the trails and this sum includes the porters and guides! The whole month of February the trails are closed due to maintenance work besides they chose the month well, it`s rainy season in February!
Here a list of a few different Inca Trails with their approx. prices:
Traditional 4 day Inca Trail: $550
Short Inca Trail of 2 days: $450
Salkantay Trek , 4 days: US$ 520
Lares Trek, 4 days: US$ 520
Jungle Inca Trail, 4 days: US$ 300 Here you have a day of mountain biking included instead of walking.
And yes you`d better reserve 4 to 5 months ahead because the trails tend to be full especially in high season that’s from mid December till end of January and around July / August.
Ask us if you want more information just ask we also can book the hikes for you.