Responsible trekking in Peru: What you should know about workers' rights for porters
What if we didn’t have porters to help us achieve our bucket-list trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu? No one to help carry our clothes, tents, gear, and assorted home comforts. Only ourselves to rely on for super-fresh gourmet meals, warm water to wash our faces and hot coca tea to revive our aching bodies. We’d be hard-pressed to achieve any kind of comfort or personal goals without the help of local porters. Thank goodness they’re around to support our ambitious treks...but what if they weren’t? Unfortunately, we may soon find out what that reality looks like.