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.