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Following recent floods, the trail is not scheduled to re open until 1 April. The best period for the trip is May to September; due to limits on available permits, book at least four months in advance. Find independent guidance on the Trail atPeru Treks provide a package leaving from Cuzco, including permits, for US$465 (310); (00 51 84 222 722.
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