Today Killa Expeditions visited the Chillca Community and held a charity event in the Rainbow Mountains, 4 hours South of Cusco. Chillca and other communities in the Vilcanota Mountain Range have only just recently allowed tour companies to access their private land so that trekkers can hike the uniquely beautiful Rainbow Mountain trail. Travelers are probably not aware that many of the trails they hike in Peru traverse privately owned farm land and often they camp on farmers fields or even in their backyards. Families and communities often do not benefit financially from these arrangements unless tour companies support them in some way, which is not common. Life is hard in the mountains, with harsh temperatures and little opportunity for medical/dental care. Children often have to walk long distances to school and even then they often only complete school up to a certain point and then have to help work on the farmlands with their families.
Killa Expeditions is strongly committed to supporting these local communities and giving back. On every trek we lead we bring food staples to give to the families whose land we cross. We help support several communities in the greater Cusco region, one of which is the Chillca Community. Chillca is the last stop on the Rainbow Trek where we have lunch on the outskirts of the village. We are very fortunate to be allowed use of their land. We brought Christmas gifts and school supplies for the children as well as toiletries, medication, food staples and produce, and other necessities for the families. Killa Expeditions holds numerous charity events throughout the year at various communities. If you would like to help us give back – be it time, money, supplies, clothing, shoes, medicine, and/or professional expertise (e.g. medical advice, dentistry, nursing, chiropractic adjustments, etc.) please get in touch to find out how you can help! View more of our social projects here.
Check out our treks & tours to Machu Picchu here. If you found this information interesting or inspiring, please refer to some of our other charity event posts such as Christmas Charity Event in Willoc Community. Also, see our posts about Winter Solstice and read about the best time to visit Machu Picchu. Killa Expeditions is passionate about providing exceptional & sustainable adventure eco-travel experiences, encouraging people to explore off the beaten path, and inspiring others to give back. To book an adventure of a lifetime, contact us today!