"We were so happy to find Apus Peru – sustainable, community focused and authentic. The trek was stunning and seemed so remote – the only people we met were excited children bundled in weavings running to meet us. Jose was simply fantastic. We were humbled by how thoughtful he was."
~ Melissa, Australia, Oct 22 2009,Lares trek


Giving back

Trek with us and $20 of your trek price is donated to generate a sustainable trekking industry in the Andes, and the NGO: ThreadsofPeru.com

Sustainable, Responsible & Ethical Trekking

Responsible Tourism

Responsible tourism has a number of aspects environmental, sustainable, ethical and responsibility.

As trekkers, we have concerns for all the above. Visitors, however, have a particular part to play when it comes to responsible tourism. You are visiting another country with very different cultures and expectations.

Please consider the following - or see our Travellers Code of Conduct

* Be sensitive to local customs

* Be flexible in your expectations

* Bridge the cultural gaps

* Practice environmental minimum impact

* Tipping Advice - please tip generously!

Please book your trek early!

We are a small, family operated company. As part of our commitment to responsible tourism, where possible, we try to schedule guides, cooks and muleteers programs at the beginning of each month. This means that they have more balanced programs (beneficial for those with families) and also have guaranteed work days for the month - most important in a fickle industry. If you are "thinking" about booking a trip and the beginning of the month is looming, please consider that the best guides are allocated first and how important steady work is.

Highly recommended sustainable travel information and links

Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (downloadable pdf booklet) English - http://www.tourism.lt/nsv/engl/Codigo_tico_Ing.pdf

Having a fulfilling experience... requires you to be a RESPONSIBLE TOURIST AND TRAVELLER - Recommendations based upon the Global Code of Ethics of the World Tourism Organization. English/Spanish (pdf) http://2016.turismo.gov.ar/wp_turismo/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/viajero-responsable.pdf

The Responsible Tourist & Traveller (pdf) http://ethics.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/responsibletouristbrochureen.pdf

Codigo Etico Mundial Para el Turismo (pdf) castellano - http://www.poraqui.net/documentos-turismo/Codigo-Etico-Mundial-Turismo-OMT.pdf

Para que su viaje sea una experiencia enriquecedora... usted debe ser un Turista/Viajero Responsable... (pdf) Recomendaciones basadas en el Código Ético de la Organización Mundial de Turismo. Ingles/castellano (pdf) http://2016.turismo.gov.ar/wp_turismo/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/viajero-responsable.pdf

Turismo Sostenible en castellano
(http://www.humboldt.org.co/biocomercio/turismosostenible/quienes.htm) Ideas y programas de turismo sostenibles.