Ensuring the safety and comfort of both guests and the esteemed team at One Travel Destinations remains our utmost priority along the trail.

We pride ourselves on the level of precautions we take on treks through the Andes. Our team receives annual safety and first aid training, and we are always mindful of weather and trail conditions.

Explore our safety practices and standards to better understand the proactive role we take in your experience on the trail with us!

Guides have the job of making sure their entire team of trekkers is safe at all times, as well as our Tour Leaders team. We equip our guides with knowledge and tools that are refreshed every year.

Our guides go through extensive training in first aid every February, where they learn how to rescue and evacuate people in case of emergency, as well as how to treat major and minor problems.

SAFETY
ON THE TRAIL

While we need to be prepared for the most serious difficulties, these are extremely uncommon. Most people suffer more from complications due to the altitude or minor scrapes, blisters or belly aches. All our guides carry a full kit of first aid with supplies to deal with pain, swelling, cuts, scrapes and blisters. It also includes some medication like ibprofen and cipro. They always have full canisters of oxygen and larger groups with a second guide will have a second tank. They also carry thermometers, oximeters, blood pressure cuffs (tensiometers).Explore our safety practices and standards to better understand the proactive role we take in your experience on the trail with us!

Annual Training for Trek Teams

To become a guide at ONE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, it is required to hold a University degree in Tourism upon graduation.
The curriculum encompasses a range of subjects, including history, archaeology, language, sociology, and other relevant courses that allow us to showcase our rich heritage. However, among all the courses, there is one that stands above the rest in terms of importance for our guides: safety.

Ensuring the well-being of our guests is paramount. Hence, our guides undergo comprehensive training each year during our annual event in February. We enlist the expertise of a medical doctor who conducts refresher courses and evaluates their proficiency. This ensures that our guides are equipped with the necessary skills to handle emergencies, ranging from rescuing and evacuating individuals to providing appropriate medical care for major and minor issues.

Moreover, as you embark on your journey with ONE TRAVEL DESTINATIONS, our guides prioritize your well-being as you ascend to higher elevations. They monitor your condition using an oximeter, a device that measures your oxygen levels. Every individual reacts differently to altitude, and our guides will keep you informed about your oxygen percentage levels. Should the need arise, they carry portable oxygen tanks to assist.

Rest assured, our guides are committed to ensuring your safety and comfort throughout your adventure.

Medical First Aid & Procedures on the Trail

Tensiometer

It is always important to know what type of water one drinks on the treks; it’s glacier water which is collected from the river or stream. It’s filtered and boiled and cooled down, and then it’s provided as drinking water for everyone. Purification pills are not needed to take for these hikes.We will make sure your heartbeat and blood pressure is in while in the mountains.

First Aid & O2 Kit

Our guides will carry the oxygen tank and a first aid kit full of medicine and other equipment needed for health care and safety on the trail. We also strongly encourage our guests to prepare their own medical kit that includes personal medication, or preferences for your own care—for example, vegan supplements.

Emergency Horse for alternative treks

It is always important to know what type of water one drinks on the treks; it’s glacier water which is collected from the river or stream. It’s filtered and boiled and cooled down, and then it’s provided as drinking water for everyone. Purification pills are not needed to take for these hikes.

Among the topics we cover in training is how to handle the following issues:

  • How to recognize and what to do in case you get altitude sickness
  • Mountain accurate sickness
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR
  • Pulmonary edema and brain edema
  • Heart attack
  • Animal Bites could be mosquitoes, spider, snakes or whatever bites you can
  • Diarrhea, sometimes people’s stomach react to the food and water of Peru.
  • Fever in Adult and child, this may be the case when one gets infection
  • Hypothermia
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Allergy