About Us

We believe in the transformative powers of travel. We envision a community of travelers who are open to meet and share their experiences with each other, united on the same passion for traveling. We invite you to embark on this journey and be part of our story.


We make trekking easy.

We take on the responsibility of planning the route, anticipating the weather, and answering any and all questions about the trek and how to prepare.

All you have to do is reserve your spot and get excited for the journey.

We believe experiences were made to be shared.

There is something magical about traveling with a group of people you’ve never met. It pulls you out of your comfort zone and gives you a perspective you may not have anticipated.

Regardless of if you are traveling to a place you’ve been many times, your experience ends up being unique because each person in the group brings different energy and personality to the journey.


How it Started

Pablo and Mateo met while at The University of British Columbia. When on their own backpacking journey through South America, they met many travelers who told of the difficulties they had organizing their trips. Things like safety issues, getting scammed by local agencies, making reservations, and finding a group you can enjoy the journey with. Hearing a clear problem with something that should simply be enjoyed, they decided to take matters into their own hands and create a company that took all of those problems away so people can be excited about traveling again.

Team:



Pablo Wong is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer. Born in Peru, the mountains hold a special place in his heart and he loves interacting with local communities along every journey he takes. Pablo studied Computer Science at the University of British Columbia before working as a developer on Open Source projects.



Mateo Salem is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer. When he is not working, you can find him out riding the waves or exploring the mountains. Mateo was born in Peru and studied at The University of British Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Commerce in Logistics and Operations. Before Runnatrip, he was the COO of AMA EDU, a social entrepreneurship that promotes development of children in underprivileged areas.



Bruno Lopez is the Guide Leader of Runnatrip. Born and raised in Cusco, has an innate connection with the mountains. His studies in tourism and philosophy, combined with his inheritance, allows him to convey our clients the inmost facts of peruvian culture and social heritage.



Flavio Manduro is our lead muleteer for Ausangate and Rainbow mountain Trek. He was born and raised in Pacchanta, a small village located on the slopes of Ausangate, where he still lives to date with his whole family. He is a great mountaineer, summiting all Cusco peaks multiple times. He loves to share stories about his home mountains, culture and traditions.