porter welfareREAD THIS PAGE BEFORE YOU GO TO MAKE SURE YOUR ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME IS ENJOYED BY EVERYONE, INCLUDING YOUR PORTERS In mountain regions all over the world, thousands of men and women and in some desperate cases, even children, are working as trekking porters. They carry extraordinary loads up and down mountain trails, often very ill equipped with insufficient clothing or footwear for just a very small wage. To be a Porter for a Inca trail trekking group in the Third World may, to many of us, appear a thankless task with low pay and heavy toil. However, in many of the communities where we walk, a job as a Porter is seen as: • Prestigious. • Well paid in comparison with local rates. • A stepping stone for more senior positions in the trekking work place. In order to hike the Inca Trail, it is necessary to hire the services of a tour operator. Before hiring the services of a tour operator it is necessary to consider that not all tour operators offer the same service. The service provided can be extremely different from one company to another company, 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. infoincatrail.com, important Guide about Inca Trail to Machu picchu, considered advisable for all trekkers our company All Trek, because, We are liable for our porters and we care about all of our staff, We ensure regular pay, life insurance, as well as the equipment and clothing needed for porters and each member of the trekking staff. We believe that guides and porters are the backbone of our company. Without them, we would not be able to assist our valued clients, and to give them the attention they deserve as we introduce them to the spectacular beauty of the Inca Trail To Machu picchu. We have adopted the following guidelines, which we refer to as our Porter Protection Policy: -  Good & fair working wages -  Weight carried is limited to about 25 kilos -  Adequate food seem of the tourist -  Accident / medical insurance.