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Planning your journey to Machu Picchu this April? Here is some important information for all travellers who are planning hike the Huyana Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains. During some maintenance works both mountains availability will be slightly affected.

Both mountains (Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu) of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary will close temporarily 2 weeks each in the month of April 2016 for maintenance. Some walls, platforms and Incan steps need to be repaired and looked after for the safety and comfort.

Mountains closure and availability

Huayna Picchu Mountain will be closed the first two weeks of April between the 1st – 15th and Machu Picchu Mountain will close for last two weeks of the month 16th – 30th April 2016.


The Huayna Picchu Mountain permits are sold out for the April 2016, if you want to climb the Machu Picchu Mountain during this period do book now as limited availability means that tickets sell out very fast.

Huayna Picchu is limited to 400 visitors every day and Machu Picchu Mountain allows just 800 each day, so hurry up book your entrance ticket to avoid disappointment!

Main Ruins of Machu Picchu is OPEN

The main section of Machu Picchu, the part which most of travellers are looking for to visit, will remain open throughout April 2016 and whole year every day. Both mountains maintenance in April is not going to affect the availability to enter the main Machu Picchu Ruins.

Machu Picchu Ruins

Machu Picchu Ruins are open whole year round.

Classic Inca Trail sold out permits

Unfortunately, Classic Inca Trail, the 4 days and 3 nigh trek to Machu Picchu permits are sold out up to the September 2016. If you are planning to hike this trek later than September this year, check The Classic Inca Trail Availability now and book in advance.

Note: If you are still looking for a challenging adventure with few days hiking and camping, Tour in Peru offers you an alternative few day treks which all leads to Machu Picchu.

Classic Inca Trail been extremely popular for the last 30 years of its unique and beautiful 43km section of mountain trail connecting the important Inca archaeological sites. The Classic Inca Trail has become known as the ’’Inca Trail to Machu Picchu’’.

Best alternative trek to Machu Picchu – the Short Inca Trail

Don’t worry if Classic Inca Trail permits are sold out, we have the best alternative Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu! This trek takes only 2 days and 1 night, but includes main visiting sites of Ancient Inca Road. The trek starts at 104 km of the trek and skips camping. So if you missed the Classic Inca Trail availability or traveling on a limited days, this trek is perfect for you!

Short Inca Trail

When the Classic Inca Trail permits are sold out, take a Short Inca Trail

In a beginning of 2016, the Peruvian government uploaded another 250 permits per day to the whole system designated for the Short Inca Trail (2 days and 1 night). The 500 places were shared with guides, porters and hikers, now all 500 are for tourists.

Short Inca Trail Availability 

Permits for the Short Inca Trail are listed on a separate website which only licensed operators can access. Tour in Peru Team had prepared an availability calendar for the short Inca Trail, we updating information weekly so you can check the availability for the Short Inca Trail anytime. We advise you to contact us before booking and to make sure the successful registration.

Also, for travellers who are looking to combine a mix of tours we organizing tours including Short Inca Trail, Cusco City Tour, Sacred Valley and more. Have a look at our Peru Travel Packages and pick your favourite!

Read more about Cusco City, Maras Moray, Sacred Valley and Short Inca trail tour in 6 days and 5 nights.

Our team is here to help you, if you have further questions, feel free to contact us for further information and support!

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