Independent Inca Trail information for visitors to Peru. This is a non-commercial site.
Inca Trail - Website Links
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Roy Davies) - Descriptions and photographs of the ruins along the trail, personal account of the hike and how it has changed, details of a novel set in the area and links to related sites. Recommended.
Inca Trail and Machu Picchu (Angus McIntyre) - An excellent description of the Trail, with photographs
Andean Travel Web Guide to the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Comprehensive visitor guide to adventure travel in Peru. Includes hotel recommendations, review of local tour operators, destination guide, photos, ecotourism projects. Non-commercial site run by volunteers. Operate local community projects.
Inca Trail Regulations and Tour Operators - Hikers are no longer allowed to do the hike completely independently but have to do it in an approved group. This page of advice is provided by the South American Explorers.
The Inca Trail and the Royal Trail (Rumbos Magazine) - In addition to advice on hiking the Inca Trail this site contains information on a recently discovered shorter trail to Machu Picchu, the Royal Inca Trail, which starts at Km 104 of the railway very close to the archeological ruins of Chachabamba, where the Incas worshipped many Andean deities.
Peru acts to protect Inca Trail - An article about the impact of the new regulations. The Observer, April 28, 2002.
20,000 Miles of Dreams (excerpt) - A brief account of what it was like to be on the Inca Trail in weather so atrocious that the authorities were forced to close the trail for the first time in the national park's history.
The Inca Trail El Camino Inca by Vince Stevenson - A very detailed account with photographs, of a trek undertaken in January 1996.
The Inca Trail (Duke of Edinburgh Award) - A website created by Tim Heath who hiked the trail in 2001 to complete his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award
Inca Trail and Peru Travel Information (David Gualtieri) - based on a visit there in September 1997.
Hiking the Inca Trail (Ric Finch) - A good description with links to high-quality photographs of the places mentioned in the text.
The Inca Trail, King of Trails (Ulf Carlsso) - A description with emphasis on the environment and what needs to be done to preserve this magnificent national park for future generations.
Conserving the Inca Trail - The Inca Trail receives over 70,000 visitors a year. Although the main body of the trail system is taking the strain remarkably well a project to restore the eroded sections and conserve the trail is planned.
Peru puts limits on Inca Trail foot traffic - In an effort to preserve the well-worn Inca Trail, it has been decided to limit to 500 the number of people permitted each day to hike the path.
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