Inca trail Regulations
The Inca Trail is part of the Historic Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a protected area managed by the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources. All visitors must obey park the regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees, removing or damaging stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting open fires or camping in the archaeological sites (only authorised campsites can be used).
The Regulation of the Inca Trail Network of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu has been recognised by the UNESCO as Cultural and Natural World Heritage. This includes the whole Inca Trail Network and its organised and authorised existing roads.
Authorisation requests to entry the Inca Trail Network of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu must be made on the name of the person and with appropriate documents and paying first 100% of the corresponding fee, depending strictly on the established capacity of load.
Inca Trail Rules
- Every person who enters the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu shall use the authorised trekking routes and abide by the following rules provided by the government authorities
- Flora and fauna are protected by the natural World Heritage organization and must not be disturbed. It is strictly forbidden to extract, depredate or purchase any flora variety at the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu
- Only use the marked paths and do not leave them for any reason.
- Camp in marked areas, camping inside the archaeological sites or in restricted zones is prohibited.
- Rubbish and waste must be carried out in plastic bags and disposed of at the end of your trek.
- Campfires are dangerous and are not permitted.
- Archaeological sites are intangible, and for this reason, you must not leave the path.
- In the case of emergency, follow the instructions of the person in charge.
- Behave in an orderly fashion so as not to disturb other walkers.
- Use public facilities without deteriorating or destroying them.
- Any violation of these regulations will cause Police or park ranger intervention to enforce the corresponding penalty. Respect the rules avoiding unpleasant incidents.
Also, keep in mind these general rules for Machu Picchu:
- Your bag or backpack may not exceed the dimensions 40 x 35 x 20 cm and should be left in the luggage storage near the Machu Picchu entrance.
- It is not allowed to take food and drink into Machu Picchu
- It is forbidden to take alcoholic beverages.
- It is prohibited to bring an umbrella (hats and ponchos / raincoats are allowed).
- It is prohibited to use a tripod nor with a (notorious) selfie-stick.
- It is not allowed to enter with musical instruments or speakers.
- Shoes with high heels and hard sole shoes with hard soles are prohibited. Only soft soles shoes are allowed (such as training shoes or running shoes / boots).
- It is not allowed to enter with prams or buggies.
- It is prohibited to climb walls or lean on walls.
- Walking sticks with a metal or hard point are prohibited.
- Drones are prohibited.