Endangered Inca Trail
The famous Inca Trail that leads to the citadel of Machu Picchu presents 108 sites that have been affected by geological changes.
mainly related to the effects of rain and the intervention of men, who have
destroyed partially or totally some portions of the trail’, said the director
of the Geological and Mining Institute, adding that ‘this is not to alarm the
population, but to work together in prevention of losing the affected areas
He recommended that the number of tourists allowed to enter the Inca Trail daily should be only 500 and that the INC (National Institute of Culture) supervise camping sites that are now in areas where there is a high risk of blocks of rock to fall.
For OTR travelers: the Inca Trail will be closed during the month of February 2008 for regular maintenance (it is also the rainy season).
This article was posted by Andrea Tello, our editor in Peru