Inca Trail in February - Recommendations

Learn all about the Inca Trail in February. Maintenance works close the trail this month, so we recommend making your reservations for later months.

inca trail in february

Is Inca Trail closed in February?

Yes, The Inca Trail undergoes maintenance throughout February, with government and park personnel working to clear trailside ditches, repair bridges, and enhance the hiking experience. The heavy and continuous rain during this time can create hazardous conditions, including the risk of landslides.

Does Machu Picchu close in February?

Fortunately, Machu Picchu remains open and attracts fewer visitors during this period than any other time of the year. Most visitors start their journey in Cusco and reach Machu Picchu via the Sacred Valley, where the weather is warm and humid.

Inca Trail in the coming months


The Inca Trail is less busy in January compared to the dry season (May to September), but it’s still a popular trek, so you should plan your trip well in advance. Permits are required to hike the Inca Trail, and they often sell out months in advance, so booking early is essential.

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