Conservation of biological and cultural diversity
Sustainable use of ecological resources to ensure minimal impact.
Support for local economies
Through increased local revenue, jobs for local populations, and use of local supplies and services.
Community empowerment by encouraging participation in management of local tourism activities.
Increased environmental and cultural awareness that further encourages local communities to preserve the environment.
Minimal environmental impact on local resources by the tourism industry.
How Llamapath is making a difference
Our Porters, “The Red Army”, are known for being the the best treated of all the porters on the Inca Trail. We provide good quality equipment, uniforms, a fair and legal wage, and insurance for all our porters. This ensures their wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of their families and the communities they come from.
Our porters are part of the Llamapath family, so we also provide them with clean and comfortable accommodation here in Cusco, known as the Llamapath Culture House (more information below). This gives them an area where they can relax before and after treks, as many of them live several hours from the city. We also organise social events, such as parties to celebrate the beginning and end of the season, as well as weekly football matches.