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Camping on the Inca Trail

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Camping on the Inca Trail

While camping on the trail do the outfitters have fires @ the camp to warm up? we will be traveling the early part of May & it sounds like it could be quite cold @ nite. Also where we camp is there toilets or do you go behind a tree?

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1. Re: Camping on the Inca Trail

Toilets have improved a lot in the last couple of years and all of the larger campsites have toilet blocks with flush toilets and running water. On the whole they are kept pretty clean. If you do need to go the toilet between campsites then defecate well away from the trail and water supplies; dig a hole, or cover your faeces with a rock, and take the paper with you in a bag to deposit in one of the several bins along the way. There are hot shower facilities are Wiñay Wayna on day 3, although they are usually pretty unclean.

For lots of excellent info on the Inca Trail go to : andeantravelweb.com/peru/…incatrail4.html

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2. Re: Camping on the Inca Trail

Agree with Xochitl. It is a requirement of all Inca Trail operators now to have chemical toilets available, these are set up at breakfast time, lunchtime and dinnertime.

There are no fires permitted on the Inca Trail - it would be a hazard! Just take along a good fleece and hat with you to keep warm, but generally it is not all that cold.

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3. Re: Camping on the Inca Trail

The toilets are still pretty basic.

If you are a girl, wear a skirt!!!

Bring alcoholic hand rub,the toilets are not very clean as so many people are using them. Don't wear sandals in the toilets.