Tourism is one of the most important and largest industries on the planet. It employs more people worldwide than any other, with millions of families relying on tourism for their daily needs.
Benefits can be obvious in parts of the developing world where the income we provide can mean the difference between economic survival and poverty.
The aim of Inkaland Treks is to let our clients avail an adventure that they remember for the rest of their lives by giving them a chance to witness the diversities in different cultures and explore beautiful landscapes. And all this is achieved in a way that is not only exciting, but safe and responsible as well. We have always supported the responsibilities associated with good traveling and so we keenly promote it within our company, and provide its awareness to all our travelers and partners.
All our tours are not only enthralling for you, but also provide benefits to the environment and the local communities.
Inkaland Treks, the environment and responsible tourism
As tourism becomes a truly global industry, we recognize our obligation to operate our tours in a responsible and sustainable fashion. We view this as not only an environmental issue but an economic and social one as well. Above all, we are committed to the well-being of the communities that are our hosts and the natural environment that we are there to experience. We also believe that by following these policies we can provide a more rewarding and interesting experience to you our clients.
Our philosophy of ‘leaving nothing but footprints’ has been integral to INKALAND TREKS approach right from the start over 5 years ago.
The following are the key points in our philosophy:
- Small groups have less impact on local communities and environments.
- Where possible we believe in putting money directly into the communities we visit by using locally owned and run accommodation and eating locally produced food.
- We are careful to ensure that local staff and operators receive a fair rate for their services.
- We encourage our own staff to take an active interest in responsible and sustainable tourism and train them accordingly so that they can put our policies into practice.
- We endeavor to ensure that our practices help in the environmental conservation of the areas we visit.
- We provide our clients with advice and guidelines on how to respect the social, cultural and religious beliefs of local communities.
Responsible office practices:
At Inkaland Treks, also we try to minimize the impact on the environment in our office. For instance:
- Our stationery is printed on recycled paper
- We re-use or recycle office waste paper
- We make sure office equipment is turned off overnight
The KE Mountain Code
PROTECTING the environment – its flora, fauna and landscapes
RESPECTING local cultures – traditions, religions and built heritage
BENEFITTING local communities – both economically and socially
CONSERVING natural resources – from office to destination
MINIMISING pollution – through noise, waste disposal and congestion
Minimising Environmental Impact
We make sure our trips have as little impact on the environment as possible. We use dedicated campgrounds, and ensure toilet & washing facilities do not contaminate water supplies. All litter is removed and recycled where possible. No local wood is used for cooking where deforestation is an issue and we encourage the use of renewable energy resources.
Local Crews and Porters
Almost all Inkaland Treks trips are supported by a crew of local people. We aim to ensure all porters and crews are provided with adequate equipment for the environment, they are paid fairly and given adequate provision for food and accommodation. We also ensure porter’s and donkeys loads are not excessive.
Don’t just see the world. Make it better
When you travel with us, you are giving back as much – if not more – than what you take away, often in ways you would never expect. Here is how we spread Inkaland Treks for Good in our Communities
Peru Treks Community Projects