We’re a rural community-based tourism operator , specialized in organizing high-mountain treks and activities along the Route to Ausangate, the sacred mountain of Cusco, renowned for the beauty of its natural landscapes.
Our commitment is to offer high-quality services and a memorable experience for our hikers. At Andean Lodges, our work is based on respect for Andean culture and Ausangate environment, supporting actions for environmental conservation, preserving ancestral knowledge and promoting good practices of social business responsibility in all our operations.
Our mission is to provide our travelers with an unforgettable experience touring and enjoying the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Ausangate Route.
In addition, we seek to promote sustainable tourism, focused on preserving the customs, knowledge and traditional ways of working of our indigenous peoples and promoting the strengthening of the labor capacities of the members of our associated communities.
Our vision is to be the model business for Community-based Tourism in the country, by promoting sustainable development in the communities involved in our project, while guaranteeing the conservation of our ecosystems and natural resources in the High-Andean region, as well as safeguarding its cultural and spiritual heritage, and its traditional ways of livelihood.
Cultural Recognition: We work in association with two native communities, who share their knowledge and traditions in each of our programs.
Fair Labor and Trade: We practice equal distribution of profits , by placing a higher value on the services and products provided by our associates , the inhabitants of the Chillca and Osefina communities .
Conservation: We support conservation of ecosystems and local lands, and the preservation of the first-peoples’ native cultural heritage.
Innovation: We’re focused on constant and positive change , by offering new products and better tourism options to our clients.
Excellence and Details: We maintain high standards of quality in all our services, taking care of every detail to provide our clients an unforgettable experience.
Personal Connection: Awareness and empathy towards other people is one of the core values of our work, and a permanent practice in our company.