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Permits for 2015 Inca Trail season went on sale January 12, 2015. By 11:05 am, most of the month of May was sold out, and as of today's date, the entire month of May in 2015 is sold out. And the week before and after Easter are sold out.
This includes permits for the easy 1-day hike or the classic 4-day hike.
To get a permit, you will need a valid passport (or we can get permits with an expired passport as long as you travel with both old and new). Individuals cannot buy their own permits. Permits must be purchased through a licensed operator.
The Inca Trail hiking season begins March 1, 2015 and ends January 31, 2016. The trail is closed in February every year for maintenance.
To check permit availability, you can visit the government website. Ministerio de Cultura - Boletaja Virtual
Adios Adventure Travel webmaster created a Machu Picchu & Inca Trail ticket tracking tool which will show the trend in sales for future dates. The tool has been tracking data since August 2014.
Inca Trail tickets sales are separate from Machu Picchu ticket sales, which are capped at 2500 per day.