Andean Lodges offers lodge-to-lodge trekking and mountain biking adventures in the Southern Andes region of Peru. These trips are co-owned and operated by a group of entrepreneurs in tourism and the altitude shepherding communities of Chillca and Osefin, and offer exclusive routes, rustic lodging, and local cuisine. Travelers can experience the beauty of the Andes and see natural wonders like Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate, while also immersing themselves in the local culture and connecting with nature. The cost for a 3 day/2 night trek ranges from $920 to $1750 per person, with options to join an existing group or book a private experience. Andean Lodges employs 100% local staff and has a partnership with the Association of Traditional Weavers from Chillca and Osefina, which helps to recover traditional textile production techniques and provides economic opportunities for local women.
Speaks: English and Spanish
Tour Operator started in 2006| Local/Foreign Owned with 100% local staff
During the industrialization of products and transport methods in the highlands of Peru, the small towns and villages were feeling the consequences. An extreme increase in poverty caused the migration of locals to cities, where they started to work in construction or other illegal and unsafe jobs. Many of them migrated to the jungle, to work in illegal mining; one of the most dangerous and poisoning activities in Peru.
So, Andean Lodges decided to return to tradition and put llamas back to work, creating a 5-day and 4-night product, in which travellers will rest each night at a different lodge, looking at different sides of the Mountain. Therefore, they use these communities' llamas for the transportation of luggage, generating an authentic experience for travellers, but also taking care of the environment
After a partnership between a group of entrepreneurs in tourism and the altitude shepherding communities of Chillca and Osefin, Andean Lodges was created.