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How To Use The Bathroom While Camping on The Inca Trail Peru

Nov 14, 2018 | Peru Travel Blogs | 0 comments

How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru | For Real Hikers. Hello, my name is Cesar Conde I am a part of Tour Leaders Peru [1] travel company in Machu Picchu PERU [1]. Today I will try to convince you and teach you step by step how to go to the bathroom in the woods hiking along the Inca trail.

I have been guiding groups for around [10] years all over Peru mainly in Cusco for different routes that connect with one of the new wonders of the modern world. This magical place attracts thousands of people every year. The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. As well as, many trails that They are connecting with the Citadel, such as. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Salkantay trek to Machupicchu, Choquequirao Trek 5 days, Lares Trek to Machupicchu. And many other alternate trips that exist in the city of Cusco.

How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru

I decided to make this article for several reasons. As an expert Tour Leader [Instagram @cesar-condeCesarconde_peru ] and hiker in Peru. I have to live unique experiences, sometimes Funny, embarrassed, shame, etc. But we are Tour Leaders [3] and everything that goes on the route is part of our experience.

Today we will try to learn How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru or in the forest and listen my Shame experience.

How to Use the Bathroom When Camping – Bat Experience.

Maybe you got already that bad experience while you were Camping outdoor. I lived that moment of trouble and embarrassed with my groups. Imagine that moment desperate looking for a bathroom while hiking or Camping to do your biological needs. But what if you don’t find any of that Eco portable Toilet or Camping bathroom and you have many people around or the are many Explorers along with you?

The first thing you have to do is to relax and try to find a hidden spot, Bush, a rock or behind a tree, be Prevented. If you are walking with your group or a Tour Leader[4]. Let the group know you are going to the bathroom. If I tell you this, it is because you may be lost the path and believe me you will be in a serious problem.

How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru

Funny expression while Camping or Hiking

An expression that is often used in Peru when we are walking along the Inca Trail or another alternative trail such as Salkantay trek is: I am going to pick up flowers, Automatically your tour leader will know what you want. Sounds funny, doesn’t it?

Where to go to the Bathroom when camping – Unpleasant experience.

Today I will tell you about my unpleasant experiences that I had. About how to properly use a bathroom on the Inca Trail Hike. Or how to do your outdoor needs or when you’re in camp.

Sometimes, when you go hiking or you are camping, you need to use a bathroom, but doing so can be challenging or demoralizing. It doesn’t have to be that way! There are some important things to keep in mind to do it without any problems or embarrassment.

For this reason, I would like to share this article titled How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru Select the right place

Review the waste disposal guidelines and requirements.

Even if you only do a day trip. You should know how to use the bathroom in Nature where you are going to walk. They are usually available at the beginning of the route that you are going to do the Hiking or in the park office of the area where you will be camping.

  • For certain terrains, it is necessary to pack the waste. Especially in sensitive places to the pollution of the flora and fauna or if you are camping next to the water like the streams or rivers. You can buy biodegradable bags where you can remove your waste.

Avoid Water, Trails, camping sites while you are Going for The Bathroom.

You have to be at least 60 m (200 feet) from the water, trail or camp. This is to avoid the contamination of the water. The spread of diseases so that it doesn’t look unsanitary and to avoid the unwanted attention of animals.

  • Try to find a place without too much shade, because the sunlight will help to accelerate the process of decomposing your wastes.

Dig a hole.

You can use your walking poles or shovel (if you carry one) to dig a hole of at least 6 inches (15 cm) deep and 20 cm (8 inches) wide. This hole has to have the necessary depth to help cover your waste and avoid possible contamination. Make sure you follow this rule, please.

How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru

Put on knees and do your needs.

Some prefer to look for a pair of large stones or a trunk to rest their butts while they do their needs in the forest, but unless you have a physical disability, there is really no reason not to squat.

Cover the hole.

When you’re done, make sure you cover the hole and your debris with dirt, leaves, and twigs. Thus, you will not attract the attention of curious animals, do not pollute or be unsanitary.

Remember: If you have to squat to urinate, hold your jeans or pants away so that they do not fall urine.

Wash your hands.

You must be sure not to contaminate your hands. So do not forget to bring hand sanitizer gel or biodegradable soap to wash your hand. [3]

  • The reason you need to use biodegradable soap is that the common soap can cause algae to appear in water sources, which is very damaging.[4]
How To Use The Bathroom While Camping in Peru

Tips

Not only the rule of walking away 60 m (200 feet) of the trail is important. Also not to dirty everything and for reasons of non-pollution, so it is not to surprise another hiker. Make sure you follow this rule.

Warnings

Don’t try to put up with the desire to go to the bathroom during a backpackers or camping trip. Even if you’re nervous about doing it outdoors because you could damage your colon.

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Cesar Conde

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I’m Cesar Conde, Tour Leader In Peru and my other side job is Nomadic Digital. I share my own Hiking Tour Experiences, travel stories, guides, and itineraries for travelers like you and me!

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