Inca Trail Park Regulations
The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a protected area managed by the National Institute of Natural Resources, INRENA.
Every visitor must obey park 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 archeological sites (Only authorized campsites can be used).
The following procedures must be followed:
1. Payment of entrance fees:
A. The only valid document granting the right to use the Inca Trails Network - the Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary Network RED or SHM - is the ticket issued by the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary Management Unit (UGM). This ticket is personal and non transferable, and includes the right to enter Machu Picchu.
B. Payment for the right to use the RED can only be done in the city of Cusco, and has a cost of US$50.
C. Under no circumstances, payment for the use