Trek Hoppers was born in 2017, from the idea of reducing as much as possible the waste that is created from camping and instead of using local homes for the facilities and benefiting the communities economically. We do not use “arrieros” or “porters”, who are indigenous people carrying in their backs heavy loads of food, tents, with or without mules. Our idea is to use local homes along the trails as accommodation and food providers, our clients only take a light backpack with the necessary to use during the few days hiking and are responsible for their own weight, so pack wisely!. The money is giving directly to them and they are the ones attending the group while at their homes. We want to reduce the use of one-use-plastic during the visit to these trails and to create with this project a better impact on the environment and a positive impact on tourism. We offer less transited trails in different parts of Cusco for now, but we plan to expand this idea and take it to many areas of Peru.
On our trips, we want to make foreign travelers as culturally aware as possible of their surroundings, so we can always offer in return local workshops on responsibly sourced products such as organic farming and agricultural workshops, organic coffee production, and locally owned cooperatives and traditional textile cooperatives and weaving demonstrations. Some of our clients also like to get involved socially so if there are ever any inquiries on how to donate, where it may be in short supply. This could be anything such as warm clothes, school books, and classroom utensils. We are here to assist, so just ask!