Marko Andinauta Co-founder Storytelling. I have hiked more than 500 times the famous Inca trail in more than ten years (2009 – 2020); and I have survived the highest point of the Inka Trail “dead woman’s pass”; also more than 500 times. Unfortunately my knee cartilages could not support more to keep hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. Therefore; I created Happy Gringo Tours to keep working in the same industry; helping with information to Inca Trail hikers and I have improved all treks to Machu Picchu with Organic Peruvian Food to protect the health of the worldwide travelers while hiking to Machu Picchu; basically the company and I are to safe your dietary with natural meals so that you will enjoy the fantastic beauty of my counrty.
The most popular Peru trekking – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is Americas the best adventure tours in Peru and the spectacular now to experience Machu Picchu by foot.
The ancient trail laid by Inkas from the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu winds its way up and down around the mountains. Snaking over three high Andean summits in route, which have collectively led to the route being dubbed the Inca Trail Tour.
This could have been a terrible time in my life. I was thriving in my career and had no plans to leave it, but there are some parts of life we can not control.
At the end of 2015, many years after hiking the inca trail to Machu Picchu with knee and unkle damaged. I was laid off from my job, when trekking was my passion, but I understood that was time to stopped working after hiking thousand of kilometers with important people from different continents, countries, cultures, ages, languages, etc. Feel so proud of myself cause I left history of Peru high – Won’t never be forgotten Inca Trail adventures who I hiked with to the wonder of the world – Machupicchu.
I left my job and learned to value my life, family and especially my talent.
A little origin story about Gringo Tours travel agency..
The real power I found during that time was that I could take control of my future. Running an online businesses built around Happy Gringo Tours allowed me to spend more time with my wife and my kids. I wanted to share this experience I learned with other people and colleagues in similar or perhaps worst situations. Therefore, i want to share my storytelling with all of you! The life is not easy and you have to choose where to stay or work comfortable…
My family is the primary motivation for everything that I do, and you wi ll hear me mention them often throughout the site. My kids Ariana, Hannah and Mark are my life since that moment. The best part about my job is that it allows me to plan my day around my family which is very important.
“Your family is not the world – the world is your family” Inca Trail Dad
Nowadays, i am sitting behind the desk after joining my adventure and i can work from home. In 2017 my dream came true and it became the best of my life and career. Thanks to this article that i wrote about my experiences of the Legendary Inca Trail 500 times, where i got 200 visitors online and massive messages per day.
I believe that with GOOD attitude, perseverance, optimism and a winning mentality we ALL can find the world by mouthfuls.
The Inca trail guides are not made of metal; our work depends on 80% of feet, especially knees and unkle. Most of the year the Inca Trail tour guides sleep in a hotel of thousand stars “a tent” but happy to say. We almost live in one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Therefore; it was another motivation to keep working in the same industry; maybe is not the same as working as mountaineer, but i am occupying the position of a leader for myself.
Thanks the important people who i hiked the Inca trail with!
Happy Gringo Tours is locally owned tour operator – Based in Cusco and was created by Marko Andinauta team. We provide exceptional hiking tours and treks to Machu Picchu.
Do you want to experience the Inca Trail with friends, family or you are honeymooners and you wish to contact me directly? For sure, i would love to help you to see the city of your DREAM – Machu Picchu via Inca Trail. If you won’t hike the trail with us, at least i will give you information, tips and put you on the right path.
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