Apus Peru > Hiking in Peru > Inca Trail Photos to Inspire

Thank you Patty Hinz for sharing your Inca Trail photos with us! We hope that these photos will inspire you to take the plunge and hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu this year! Don’t forget to book early if you want to do this trek: permits sell out anywhere from 3 to 6 months in advance, depending on the time of year!

And speaking of time of year, don’t think you can’t hike the Inca Trail during wet season! As these Inca Trail photos prove, hiking during wet season can be just as rewarding – and there are fewer crowds to battle! Read more about the best time to hike and wet season conditions.

Stunning views along the trail. Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


Tantalising, mysterious views of misty Machu Picchu, seen from the Sun Gate. Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


There are some drops on the Inca Trail! Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


A view of the ruins at Runkurakay. Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


Guide Arturo shares coca with porters. Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


There are a LOT of steep stone steps on the Inca trail!!! Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


Heading out on the Inca Trail, a group of Apus Peru Porters. Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


The climb up to Warmihuanusca (Dead Woman’s Pass) (4215m). Photo courtesy of Patty Hinz.


First published 11 January 2013; updated 6 December 2019.

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