Peru closes Inca Trail campsites affected by heavy rains near Machu Picchu

12:46 | Cusco (Cusco region), Apr. 2.

The Decentralized Culture Directorate (DDC) in Cusco and the National Service for Natural Areas Protected by the State (Sernanp) decided to close four campsites located along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, due to damage caused by heavy rains reported in the area.

In a joint statement, both institutions revealed that campsites No. 9, 14, 16, and 17 were closed because they were damaged by heavy rains reported in the Wiñaywayna sector.

In the document, DDC-Cusco and Sernanp indicate that visitors to the Inca Trail shall use the campsites in the Phuyupatamarka sector.

"Inca Trail Network tour operators are advised to comply with this regulation, in order to avoid incidents that may affect the physical integrity of visitors. We reiterate that the temporary closure only affects the above-mentioned campsites," they stated.

Finally, the statement indicated that it was stipulated that technical teams at the National Archaeological Park of Machu Picchu and Sernanp carry out maintenance and conservation works to overcome the emergency in the Wiñaywayna sector.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered one of the best hiking and trekking routes in the world, which offers visitors an unforgettable experience and to enjoy places of seductive scenic beauty, various ecological floors, impressive archaeological sites, which can be seen along with a great biodiversity of fauna and flora, in many cases unique on the planet.


Publicado: 2/4/2024