The Inca Trail is one of the most well-known treks worldwide. During the majority of the year, most tourists must reserve a spot for this trail months in advance. Countless foreigners flock to Peru to camp along this trek in the beautiful Andes Mountains and explore ancient Incan sites.
José Carlos Nieto, the head of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, confirmed that the Inca Trail will indeed be closed during February. He asserts that companies have been aware of this for a long time and that tourists still have many other options to arrive at Machu Picchu, such as train, bus, or other treks.
The Inca Trail is closing every year in February for maintenance. Seeing as 500 people walk on the trail every day during the year, it is essential that the trail is taken care of. Many scientists and workers from the Decentralized Cultural Department of Cusco will be aiding in the maintenance of this beloved trek.
They will ensure that the trail is reforested, safe, and healthy for a new year of trekkers!