EVENT: Trekking Off the Beaten Track in Peru--FREE!Posted by Adventure 16 | 04.18.2017
Join trekking guides, Jose and Nicole Montes, to hear all about trekking off the beaten path in Peru. There’s the ultra popular Inca Trail to Machu Picchu of course, but did you know there are more than 6 alternative treks in the Cusco region, each of which captures the diversity of the Andean landscape? There's the Rainbow Mountain, Ausangate, Ancascocha and Salkantay to name but a few.
Jose Montes, a veteran trekking guide from Peru and co-owner of Killa Expeditions, will be speaking about the Inca Trail as well as other incredible Peruvian treks that are off the beaten path. Jose will be discussing all the essentials involved with trekking at higher altitudes while highlighting these stunning landscapes with a breathtaking slideshow. He will 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!
HAPPY HALF-HOUR: 6:30pm, PRESENTATION: 7:00pm
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.
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. 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 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.