**I just posted this in the Cusco forum thinking I was posting it here***
I'm culling through the posts on here but some seem to old and some only just mention Q'ente.
I am going to Cusco in May and was all set to book with Peru Treks, after doing a ton of research. Unfortunately---after emailing them they are all booked for the dates I can go. I'm in grad school so my window is only three weeks.
All that said I'm looking for another company to go with. I would like any input folks have on Q'ente as well as other recommendations. I do not need luxury but I need competence. Also, I do worry about porter welfare and payment. I initially picked peru treks because of their involvement in the community as well as the info I heard about them paying their porters fair wages.
Finally, I would prefer to go with a local company.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!