EVENT: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu--FREE!

Posted by Adventure 16 | 05.30.2018

Come join Jose and Nicole to learn about Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail in Peru. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is ultra-popular for a reason!  Find out all about this famous trail and Machu Picchu, one of the 7 man-made wonders of the world.  Jose will also be highlighting two new alternative treks in the Cusco region, the Rainbow Trek and Ancascocha Trek. Both are off the beaten path, include spectacular landscapes, and are growing in fame due to unique aspects of the trails. 


Mountain Peaks

Jose Montes, a veteran trekking guide from Peru and co-owner of Killa Expeditions, will be speaking about Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail as well as two new treks. Jose will also provide professional recommendations and suggestions on the appropriate gear and clothing needed to hike and camp in the rugged terrain of the Andes. Also learn about Jose’s efforts to give back to local communities along these trails and opportunities to get involved.

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Killa Expeditions’ mission is to offer exceptional, environmentally conscious treks and adventures in some of the world’s most beautiful and remote locations, all while giving back to local communities.





Jose and Nicole Montes with children ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Jose Montes is a 16+ year veteran trekking guide and co-owner of Killa Expeditions. Born in Peru, he grew up hiking the trails outside of Cusco and completed his degree in Tourism. He has always been actively involved in supporting local mountain villages. 

Nicole Montes has been an avid outdoor enthusiast and adventurer since she was old enough to wander off into the Santa Monica Mountains where she grew up. She is passionate about ethical, sustainable, environmentally responsible travel and giving back to local communities.

Jose and Nicole met on a Lares Valley Trek he was guiding in 2008, they married in Cusco in 2010. They have since spent years traveling and exploring the world (not only Peru, but all over South America as well as Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and here in the states) and Jose is now pursuing his lifelong dream of sharing his passion for Peru and trekking, inspiring others to explore the unknown, and encouraging people to give back to mother earth and local communities.

Jose and Nicole have two children (guides in training) - a son aged 3 years and a daughter aged 7 months.