Remote areas of Peru are often located far from formal garbage disposal facilities, and litter can be a common sight long otherwise pristine land. In Cusco, the popularity of trekking can make this problem much worse, making ecological travel a challenge.
Although Apus Peru packs out all their own trash, many other trekkers do not. For this reason – and in the spirit of ecological travel in Peru – we organize clean up treks throughout the year. We do clean-up treks along our most popular alternative trekking routes, but especially Choquequirao and Lares.
We organize 8-12 departures per year along our most popular Andean Treks and dedicate our time to cleaning up the trail. Join us on any clean-up trek and we’ll give you 20% off the normal trekking price! You’ll also receive a stylish t-shirt as a souvenir of your contribution towards keeping the Andes mountains healthy and happy. It’s our way of encouraging a bit of ecological travel in Peru.
Our Clean Up Treks are part of our commitment to Responsible Tourism and ecological travel in the Andes. These are fun group departures that will include litter pick up as we hike through beautiful, remote areas. The team will work on a rotational basis so that you’ll still have time to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings.
Do you have a group of 4 and want to do a Clean Up Trek?
Contact us! We’re happy to organize a Clean Up Trek on almost any day of the year for groups of 4 or more. If you have a date in mind, let us know, and we will tell you if it’s available for a Clean Up Trek.
For the most up-to-date information on Clean Up Treks, check out the monthly listings on Trekkers Wanted!