In 2008 that the Rosario brothers, Leonardo, Estéban and Benjamin left the first time to the mountains with Gilles, a French friend; all passionate about the most popular routes and trails in the Cordilleras Blanca and Huayhuash that they explored with their backpacks. After the return of Gilles to France, the brothers explored the other more ambitious mountain ranges of Peru for the next 3 years. Meanwhile, they prepared a plan for a business in their home region and the idea was born to have a travel agency. They immediately decided to partner up to realise their dreams. “The dream was to start doing what we like most and share our passion for outdoor sports in our region.”
Akilpo as Travel & Adventure Agency was founded in July 2012 in the city of Huaraz. The short excursions were the first activities that Akilpo offered to the public and rapidly becoming a leader in organising 1-day treks in the region for the next two years. Over the last years, Akilpo has explored various new trekking routes and at present offers more than 20 1-day excursions, 40 different multi-day treks, including the classics and alternative routes, expeditions, climbing courses, ascents and various other adventure sports in the mountains.
Currently Akilpo is a company that has grown up in the field of tourism not only as a travel agency, but also offering a backpacker hostel and a guest house.
Akilpo projects in the near future are still a big surprise for 2020 and beyond!