OUR TEAM

Meet Some of Our Amazing Guides

Jose

Founder, Guide & Tour Conductor

Jose is the heart and soul behind this company. Killa Expeditions is his 10+ year dream realized. With over 17 years of guiding experience under his belt, he is a true adventure and trekking expert. His passion and dedication to providing treks and trips of a lifetime in Peru and support for local people is truly inspiring.

  • Favorite Trek: Ausangate
  • Years Guiding: 15+
  • Hobbies: playing soccer, hiking, camping, cooking, and playing with his kids
  • Languages spoken: English/Spanish

Efrain

Lead Tour Guide

Efrain has been leading treks and tours for over 16 years. He is passionate about providing the very best experience for each guest and sharing local culture and traditions.

  • Favorite Trek: Lares Valley & Ancascocha
  • Years Guiding: 16+
  • Hobbies: taking care of his family, playing soccer, eating ceviche, and spending time with friends
  • Languages spoken: English/Spanish

Aldo

Lead Tour Guide

Aldo has been leading treks and tours for over 15 years. A Cusco native, he is proud of and loves to share his knowledge of Inca history, culture, and the beautiful mountain trails with travelers from all over the world.

  • Favorite Trek: Salkantay & Lares Hot Springs
  • Years Guiding: 15+
  • Hobbies: swimming, hiking, and learning about other places, cultures, and cuisines
  • Languages spoken: English/Spanish

Frank

Lead Tour Guide

Frank has been leading treks and tours for over 12 years. His true passion is guiding to spectacular natural wonders and amazing ruins left behind by the Incas.  He has always been fascinated by history and speaks Quechua, which has been essential to understanding Inca culture. His trips are entertaining, cultural, and mystical and he enjoys unlocking the secrets and mysteries of the Inca with his groups. It is his goal to provide travelers with a truly unique experience: when visiting archaeological sites Frank understands the importance of the connection with nature and humanity.

  • Favorite Trek: Ausangate and Socma
  • Years Guiding: 12+
  • Hobbies: playing soccer, spending time with his wife and two kids
  • Languages spoken: English/Spanish/Quechua

Javier

Lead Tour Guide

Javier has been leading treks and tours for over 16 years. Every day is a new adventure when the Andean mountains are your office. Javier is passionate about sharing local history, culture, mysticism, flora and fauna with his groups. He is very proud of his Peruvian heritage, rich in history, culture and archeological sites, and loves to be a part of each group writing their own adventure story!

 
  • Favorite Trek: Lares Valley & Ancascocha
  • Years Guiding: 16+
  • Hobbies: playing soccer, spending time with his wife and two sons
  • Languages spoken: English/Spanish

Nicole

Creative Director, Manager

Nicole wears many hats; photographer, web stylist, booking manager, and more. She fell in love with hiking, camping, travel & trekking at a young age and is passionate about environmentally friendly travel and giving back to local communities.

  • Favorite Trek: Extended Ausangate Rainbow & Ancascocha
  • Years Trekking: 20+
  • Hobbies: traveling, camping, hiking, trekking, photography, kayaking, baby-wearing, being a mommy, and spending time with her kiddos

Ryan

Next generation guide-in-training

Ryan has been hiking since he was a newborn! He loves nature and exploring mountainsides, especially if he gets to dig in the dirt. Already a keen outdoorsman, he is our next generation guide!

  • Favorite Trek: Everywhere!
  • Years Trekking: 4 years and counting…
  • Hobbies: hiking, exploring, digging in dirt and sand, construction vehicles, science, animals, learning all about the world

Amaya

Newest next generation guide-in-training

Amaya is the newest addition to the Killa Expeditions family! She loves getting outdoors and is taking the world by storm already! She is ready to climb mountains like she climbs chairs, couches and bookshelves at home. 

  • Favorite Trek: Everywhere!
  • Years Trekking: 18 months and counting…
  • Hobbies: going outside, climbing absolutely everything, chasing after her big brother and playing with his cars (much to his disgust)

Professional

Our guides are hand picked, have an official tourism/trekking degree, extensive trekking/guiding experience, are responsible, respectful, knowledgable & fluent in both English/Spanish (sometimes other languages too)

Passionate

Everyone at Killa Expeditions, including the owners, are avid outdoor enthusiasts. We are passionate about eco-friendly adventure, trekking, travel, and it shows in our dedication and excellence!

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Safety Conscious

Our guides attend CPR and first aid courses, yearly refresher sessions, and are trained in emergency preparedness and evacuation procedures.

Keeping it Local

All our guides and expedition staff are native to Peru.  We also partner with hotels, restaurants, and other businesses that are locally owned and run whenever possible, because we believe in supporting the local economy.

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