WATER ON THE INKA TRAIL

07/05/2020 2:24 am

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On the first day of the hike, clients must bring their own water, which can be purchased in the city or at Km. 82. After our first lunch, we will provide you with boiled water until the end of the trek. To this end, you will need to bring a water bottle, which you will carry with you and use throughout the entire hike.

We strongly recommend the use of water canteens in order to preserve and protect the trail as, in many cases, plastic water bottles have a negative environmental impact, especially when those in charge of recycling do not adequately manage the route.

If you wish to purchase water at any moment during the hike, you will be able to do so on the first, second, and fourth day in Machu Picchu.

If you do purchase water, you must be very careful not to leave your plastic water bottles in non-designated areas. Please carry them with you and dispose of them at the designated collection points in the campsites, or, when you arrive to Aguas Calientes, where you may dispose of them in the sanitary landfills. If you follow these guidelines, we will avoid any negative environmental impacts to this protected area.

If you so wish, you can also bring your own water purification tablets. However, previous tours have taught us that clients, who opted for this alternative, often suffered from stomach pains. For this reason, we recommend you fill up your canteen with the boiled water we provide you with.

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