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Inca Trail Guides & Porters

The importance of having competent, high quality guides cannot be overstated when it comes to trek to Machu Picchu. SUNRISE PERU TREK has the best local guides, all of whom are fluent in English and have received extensive training in first aid, mountain rescue, flora and fauna, and history. All of our guides are registered with Machu Picchu National Park. It is forbidden to trek to Machu Picchu without a guide.


Our Salkantay trek guides are very experienced, with most having trekking well over 1000 times to Machu Picchu. They are professionals who intimately know the mountain:
10 hands selected lead guides, with unrivaled experience and competence. Our guides are among the most talented and respected professionals in the industry.
With more than 15 years of experience as guides on Salkantay trek. Our guides are well prepared to handle any situation one can encounter on the mountain.
With more than 1,000 successful treks to Machu Picchu. Our guides are very strong, capable trekkers.
15,000+ clients led to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Our guides have proven expertise on how to lead clients safely and effectively to the top of Kilimanjaro.
You can expect the following from our Salkantay trek guides:


Your safety is the highest priority for us. Our clients put their lives in our hands and trust us to keep them safe and happy; we do not take that responsibility lightly. Our guides are certified from the tourism profession of the University of Cusco – Peru, which means they have the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions. They receive annual training in emergency first aid and can prevent, recognize and treat altitude-related illnesses. Additionally, they can identify and avoid potential hazards such as slippery trails and loose rocks. Each client’s health is monitored very closely while on the trail.


We understand that you have many choices when it comes to trek salkantay. Therefore it is of the utmost importance that your expectations are met or exceeded. SUNRISE PERU TREK takes pride in the hard work of our staff and we strive to maintain and grow our reputation of excellence. Our guides uphold a high level of professionalism while still keeping the experience fun for the clients.


Our guides have been working on Salkantay trek for a long time. With this training and experience, they are completely acclimatized to high altitude and are adapted to the rigors of mountain life. Trekking Salkantay has become second nature to them. Our guides are tough as nails and can teach you everything you need to know about high altitude trekking.


Our guides are knowledgeable about general mountain facts and history. They can tell you about the climate zones, the altitudes of and distances to campsites, and information about the geology, flora and fauna. These types of facts increase the enjoyment during the trek by giving clients an idea of what they are seeing and feeling.


It’s tempting to think of your porters or guides as heroic individuals who trek up The Inca Trail carry the food, the camping equipment and your personal belongings, while wearing flip flops and cast off sweaters with no discomfort. Whilst many porters and guides do have indeed have incredible strength and stamina, it is fair or responsible for tourists and tour companies to take advantage of often impoverished local people in this way?
In The Inca Trail porters have been found to suffer several times as many accidents as trekkers (Tourism Concern). Reports of porters being forced to carry up to 40kg are not uncommon.

What can you do?

You will want to ensure that your trek is made even more enjoyable by having a good relationship with your guides and porters – for me this has often been the higlight of many treks – and so are some suggestions.

  • Ask your tour company if they have policies on porters’ rights and working conditions
  • Ensure that your porters have proper clothing, footwear and clothing
  • Ask about regulations for the maximum porters carrying weight – 20kg is a reasonable
  • Ask about porters insurance and provisions made for them should they fall ill
  • Ensure that porters sleeping arrangements are adequate
  • Ensure that your porters and guides are paid fairly – enquire about and agree rates BEFORE you set off to avoid uncomfortable conversations at the end of your trek

Inca Trail Machu PicchuFor the 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu;  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days; it is necessary to hire the services of an authorized Inca Trail tour operator. Before hiring the services of a tour operator it is necessary to consider that not all tour operators offer the same service, neither the price are same. The service provided can be extremely different from one company to another, but what does not change is the fact that all tour operators need to hire porters to carry the equipment needed for the trek and, depending on the company, the personal belongings of the trekkers.

When a personal or private porter is hired to carry the personal belongings of the trekkers, a permit to enter to the trail is needed. The majority of companies operating the Inca Trail will have this personal porter carrying up to 33 pounds of your personal belongings and 11 pounds of the cooking equipment. The price of hiring a private porter will vary depending on the company. Please keep in mind that by hiring a private porter, you are helping with the economy of the locals.

A porter is the most important person on the route to the Inca Trail and perhaps the most misunderstood both by tourists as well as Inca Trail tour operators.

We say it’s the most important because they are the ones taking all the necessary implements to make your tour as pleasant as possible.
Sadly, many tour operators don’t give them the importance they deserve, NOT providing them with adequate clothing for their jobs, overloading them, not providing special gear for carrying things, paying them very low salaries and especially, giving them very poor nutrition. Because of this, you will see thirsty, hungry porters with a low morale along the Inca Trail.

Our government has created the Law of the Porter, in which tour agencies are required to give porters appropriate conditions, though sadly many of these regulations are not met.

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