What’s the toilet and shower situation at the Inca Trail hike?

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At the Inca trail hike it is very important for you and imperative that for a much better experience, you hire a tour operator like View Peru & Signatures. Our company has everything you need and foresees all your needs

But you must have to know, how is the reality situation for all passengers that do not select well its agency.  But you also have to know that passengers are no able to hike by themselves, they always have to hire a tour operator Then, you have to know that there are two principal programs to do the Inca Trail.  The most well-known is the one of 4days/3nighs. And the other one is de 2days/1 night

The one of 2days/1night is easier but the first day you will walk around 4 hours with no bathrooms on the way

The 4days/3 nights, has more conditioned places such as bathrooms; however, if you travel with us, we will have our own private bathroom

Just as reminder, the pioneers did not have toilets. They did not have sinks. They used water from streams and rivers. They dug holes in the ground for toilets.

There is a bathroom at the train station in Ollantaytambo and there are toilets on the train. After you get off the train there are squat toilets at the permit checkpoint where you begin the hike, and one other squat toilet at the Winya Wayna campground.

No Showers. There are no showers in the route. Years ago, Peru tried to put showers and even a restaurant at the last camp site but it was shut down due to vandalism so don’t get your hopes up. You are just going to have to look like you have survived four days of the wild trails of Machu Picchu

There are toilet blocks located intermittently along the Inca Trail. These Inca Trail toilet blocks are usually hidden from the trail. These toilet blocks are not frequent though and, if you can’t hold it, the only other option will be to go behind a bush. Most camp sites have some form of toilet facility.

In the same citadel, restrooms are provided outside the main entry, and for only 2 soles per person, you can use them as frequently as you need to. But if you exit the park to have a go during your tour, you will not be allowed to re-enter with general admission tickets.

If you like your modern plumbing and you’re the sort of person that needs to be prepared for everything, finding out what the toilet situation is like on the Inca Trail is vital. It is not a well-documented topic and a few of our readers always want to know the answer before they depart on their trek

Inca Trail toilet quality

Inca Trail toilets are not the most hygienic, clean or private affairs. You’ll be lucky if your toilet has a lock. On the first day, the toilets are fairly decent and clean. However, as you venture further along the trail, the quality of Inca Trail toilets rapidly decreases

By the second day, you will be using floor toilets in which you squat over. The flushing mechanism often floods, meaning that toilet waste is often found on the floor of many Inca Trail toilets. Be sure to wear your hiking boots when going to the toilet.

As for Toilet Paper

The first thing to note is that flushing toilet paper is not allowed anywhere in Peru, let alone on the Inca Trail. Instead of flushing, all used toilet paper is placed in a bin near or next to the toilet. It sounds strange to the Western mind, but in Peru, this is just how it’s done.  Most Inca Trail toilets along the trail will not have toilet paper provided. Therefore, it’s critical to bring your own

Here are a few tips if you are traveling with a tour operator with no standards:

Squat as low as possible. …

Pay attention to the ground slope. …

Be mindful of the wind direction. …

Pack out your toilet paper. …

Use a pee rag instead of toilet paper. …

Consider other alternatives to toilet paper. …

So, travelling with us, you will have everything, since the most completed and very professional camp staff, including a great chef with the very amazing food you will ever try. Tents of a very high standard, including the massage tent, hot shower and private chemical bathrooms, besides of the daily details and much more. This will be your experience!!

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