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

Posted by Adventure 16 | 12.18.2016

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. 

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.





Tuesday, February 7:  A16 Solana Beach Store 
Wednesday, February 8: A16 San Diego Store
Friday, February 10: A16 West Los Angeles Store


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 Montes is a 15+ 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.  Jose met Nicole on a Lares Valley Trek he was guiding in 2008 and it was love at first sight for them. They married in Cusco just a few years later.  They have since spent years travelling and exploring the world 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. 


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 green travel and giving back to local communities.  When she’s not out on the trails, you’ll find Nicole either at her day job as a Speech Pathologist or doing something artistic. Nicole and Jose have been married since 2010 and have trekked extensively not only in Peru, but all over South America as well as Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and even some here in the States.


Ryan is the next generation guide in training, Nicole and Jose’s inspiration, and Killa’s official lucky charm. He regrets he cannot attend this talk due to a prior engagement with his bed.